Sunday, April 02, 2006


Discovery of the Electron
Experiments by J.J. Thomson in 1897 led to a look inside the atom and the discovery of a fundamental building block of matter.

You Try It: Atom Builder
Science Odyssey project that lets users build a carbon atom particle by particle.

HowStuffWorks: Atoms
Explains what atoms are, what they're made up of, and more.

All About Atoms
Illustrated introduction to the basic building blocks of matter that make up everyday objects.

Plasma-Gate: Atomic Physics on the Internet
List of atomic physics resources.

Plasma-Gate: Databases for Atomic and Plasma Physics

Zeitschrift für Physik D: Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Journal dedicated to the study of atoms and molecules.

Plasma-Gate: Jobs in Atomic and Plasma Physics
Features job announcements for Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions.

Single-Configuration Radial Wavefunction Calculator
HTML version of Robert Cowan's atomic structure application package that calculates single-configuration radial wavefunctions for a spherically symmetrized atom via approximations to the Hartree-Fock method.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cavity QED Microlaser
Experiment under the direction of its inventors, Kyungwon An and Michael S. Feld, at the Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory.

Primer on Electron-Atom Collisions
Adapted from C.C. Lin's 1996 Will Allis Prize Talk.

Chart of Interactions
Six quarks, six leptons and four interactions only?

Java Clebsch-Gordan Coefficient Calculator
Evaluates Clebsch-Gordan coefficients which arise in the theory of angular momentum in quantum mechanics.

ATOMS: Simulated Physics Using Virtual Atoms
Series of Java applets.