2024   01   en   p.23-25 Azad Ch. Izmailov,
On the physical mechanism of quantum jumps in atoms


The possible mechanism of quantum jumps in hydrogen-like atoms as a consequence of the processes of inelastic scattering of an atomic electron on a nucleus inside an atom is discussed. Such processes can occur due to the specific internal structure of the proton. The direct connection has been established between spontaneous transitions in atoms and the quantum jumps under consideration.

Keywords: quantum jumps, inelastic scattering, proton, atomic spontaneous transitions.
PACS: 32.30.-r, 42.50.Lc


Received: 05.03.2024
Internet publishing: 27.06.2024


Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Sciences and Education, Baku, AZ-1143, Azerbaijan
E-mail: azizm57@rambler.ru

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