plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of physics concerned with the structure of the atom, its energy states, and its interactions with particles and fields.
- Subject to the limitations of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the advancement of atomic physics and quantum physics allowed increasingly accurate descriptions of complex atoms.
- These ‘magic’ numbers of protons and neutrons are called closed shells, and are similar to the electron shells of atomic physics.
- Current research in atomic physics focuses on describing the internal structure of atoms.
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