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## Quantum confinement

*Peter Blood*

### in Quantum Confined Laser Devices: Optical gain and recombination in semiconductors

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- November 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780199644513
- eISBN:
- 9780191810329
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644513.003.0008
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The properties of the states produced by quantum confinement in double heterostructures are obtained by solving the spatial part of Schrödinger’s equation for a one-dimensional potential well with ... More

## Review of basic quantum physics

*Ian R. Kenyon*

### in Quantum 20/20: Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- November 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198808350
- eISBN:
- 9780191846052
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198808350.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Basic experimental evidence is sketched: the black body radiation spectrum, the photoeffect, Compton scattering and electron diffraction; the Bohr model of the atom. Quantum mechanics is reviewed ... More

## Solutions to Schrödinger’s equation

*Ian R. Kenyon*

### in Quantum 20/20: Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- November 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198808350
- eISBN:
- 9780191846052
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198808350.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Eigenstates of the square well potential are calculated and displayed. Barrier penetration and the connection to total internal reflection are explained. α–decay by barrier penetration is calculated ... More

## Fusion in the Sun: A Primer in Quantum Physics

*E. L. Wolf*

### in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- August 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198769804
- eISBN:
- 9780191822636
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Protons in the Sun’s core are a dense plasma allowing fusion events where two protons initially join to produce a deuteron. Eventually this leads to alpha particles, the mass-four nucleus of helium, ... More

## What is a Quantum Superposition?

*Gershon Kurizki and Goren Gordon*

### in The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- July 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198787464
- eISBN:
- 9780191829512
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198787464.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Henry has successfully tested the Split button of his quantum suit that enables a quantum object to be in several places at the same time. This bizarre phenomenon is explained by the superposition ... More

## A Forward Look

*Jennifer Coopersmith*

### in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- August 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198716747
- eISBN:
- 9780191800955
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0017
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Electromagnetism and other field energies: Maxwell discovered his equations and emphasized that the electromagnetic field contained energy. Poynting explained how this energy was transmitted. The ... More

## Quantum Ensembles

*Robert H. Swendsen*

### in An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- February 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198853237
- eISBN:
- 9780191887703
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198853237.003.0023
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The study of quantum statistical mechanics begins with a review of the basic principles of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger’s equation is introduced and Eigenstates (or stationary states) are defined. ... More

## Hamilton and Green

*Jennifer Coopersmith*

### in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- August 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198716747
- eISBN:
- 9780191800955
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0013
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The unknown George Green, from Nottingham, self-published An Essay on the Mathematical Analysis of Electricity and Magnetism, in which the potential function, V, was defined for the first time. The ... More

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