Atom in a Box is an application that aids in visualizing the Hydrogenic atomic orbitals, a prime and otherwise unwieldy example of quantum mechanics. Unlike other tools in this category, this program raytraces through a three-dimensional cloud density that represents the wavefunction's probability density and presents its results in real-time (up to 48 frames per second on the latest hardware). The user interface is very interactive and provides a wide degree of flexibility. It contains all 140 eigenstates up to the n=7 energy level and the allowed spectral transitions between those eigenstates. It also allows a state formed more...
- Atom in a Box is now a Universal Application! You can now visualize orbitals on PowerPC and Intel Macs. The new version also ships with new features:
- QuickTime export of the orbital animation, in addition to PICS. Endian conversions for file and disk access. OS X-compliant application and file icons and plst data. Correction of an issue with sound buffers for the orbital more...
RequirementsMac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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