Schrödinger atom

noun Schrö·ding·er atom \ˈshrā|diŋər-, ˈshrə(r)|\

Definition of Schrödinger atom

  1. :  a conception of atomic structure in which a nucleus of positive electricity is embedded in and surrounded by concentric spherical shells of diffuse negative electricity

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Origin and Etymology of schrödinger atom

after Erwin Schrödinger †1961 German physicist

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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