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quantum state

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Definition of quantum state in English:

noun

Physics
A state of a quantized system which is described by a set of quantum numbers.
Example sentences
  • A Bose-Einstein condensate is a peculiar phase of matter in which all the particles in a system occupy the same quantum state.
  • However, each angular momentum quantum state has a magnetic dipole moment associated with it, so the effect of a magnetic field is to separate the three states into three different energy levels.
  • All of these quantum numbers define the quantum state of the electron.

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