Definition of eigenstate in English:

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eigenstate

Pronunciation: /ˈīɡənˌstāt/

noun

Physics
A quantum-mechanical state corresponding to an eigenvalue of a wave equation.
Example sentences
  • Mathematica aside: it is fairly easy to see that superposing two eigenstates of O corresponding to different eigenvalues will give a state that cannot be a simple eigenstate of O.
  • The reader should take note that an important visual component of both images is the representation of the electron eigenstates - wavelike structures - within the corrals.
  • You will clearly hear more than you ever wanted to know about wave functions and eigenstates in the course of this book.

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Syllabification: ei·gen·state

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