Schrödinger atom

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

Definition of Schrödinger atom

: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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