Werner Heisenberg, was a German theoretical physicist,who was studying under Sommerfield.Sommerfield knew about Heisenberg’s interest in Niels Bohr’s thesis and so he introduced him to Bohr’s idea of Quantum Mechanics.Later,Heisenberg started working with Niels Bohr in 1924.He completely supported Bohr’s idea of the atom. Heisenberg was a very young ,competitive man.He was exceptionally talented.At the…

# Month: November 2016

## 33.THE ATOMIC STRUCTURE – Schrödinger Equation.

The contention between Albert Einstein and Neils Bohr was carried forward and taken to a new level by their respective students – Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heseinberg respectively ,who were hell-bent to prove that their respective theories about the atom were correct. Let us begin talking about these very talented men ,who went head-to-head to prove that…

## 32.THE ATOMIC STRUCTURE- Understanding de broglie’s thesis,Wave Mechanics vs Quantum Mechanics

In the last post we discussed how the de broglie’s hypothesis was validated by experimental data obtained from ,the double-slit experiment,performed by Davisson and Germer. When examined on an sub-atomic scale, the concepts of particles and waves melted together.Why is it then,that on the macroscopic scale i.e in our day-to-day lives,such behaviour is not observed?…

## 31.THE ATOMIC STRUCTURE -Experimental validation of de Broglie’s thesis.

Any scientific thesis,even if it is scrupulously proved to be true in theory, is not considered absolute , until it is proved by experimental data.As a theoretical physicist, Louis Victor de Broglie , was successful in proposing an idea , which seemed very plausible as it corroborated Niel’ Bohr’s quantum condition.However, without a valid proof,…

## 30.THE ATOMIC STRUCTURE – Wave-Particle Duality,De broglie’s thesis.

In this post we will start our discussion with a series of new developments in the field of atomic chemistry, which changed the way we look at matter.As scientists dug deeper,they were forced to abandon everything they believed in earlier and discover a whole new science- a science which seemed implausible even to the geniuses who…