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The Proton-Proton Chain - turning hydrogen into helium

How do we turn hydrogen into helium and make energy? A simple explanation of the nuclear fusion process that goes on in our sun.

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Hydrogen Spectrum

The basic hydrogen energy level structure is in agreement with the Bohr model. Common pictures are those of a shell structure with each main shell associated with a value of the principal quantum ...

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Schroedinger's Atom

A page explaining Schroedinger's model of atomic structure, with nice graphics showing the wave nature of electrons around the atom.

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One-dimensional one-atom gas

This is a very simple model of a gas. Here, a single atom bounces elastically in a one-dimensional cavity. It will continue to bounce at the same speed forever if the piston does not move.

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Hydrogen and Future Energy Sources

Where will our energy come from in the future? Find out about hydrogen fuel cells and other ideas that might change the way we produce energy.

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Atom-Light interactions and lasers

A short page dealing with the atomic explanation of lasers. Although brief and lacking detail there is a good little applet which shows what happens when an excited atom is struck by a photon.

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How Atom Smashers Work

A brief description of how Atom Smashers -or particle colliders - like the LHC work. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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Zeeman Effect in Hydrogen

A short explanation of this but with good links through to the related topics.

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Splitting the Atom

A summary of James Chadwick's career.

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Spectrum Physlet

Applet displays the different sequences of lines that make up the hydrogen spectrum.

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