energy state energy state

Definition(s):

  • (n) a definite stable energy that a physical system can have; used especially of the state of electrons in atoms or molecules

Usage(s):

  1. When an atom is bombarded with electromagnetic radiation -- in this case microwaves -- it shifts into a new energy state.
  2. They transmit on their own characteristic frequencies whenever they change from one energy state to another.
  3. An act of creative thinking, he argues, could be the outward manifestation of neurons making quantum jumps from one energy state to another.

News

  • Report: R.I. misses the cut on solar energy

    Rhode Island failed to rank among top solar energy states in a report released Thursday by Environment Rhode Island.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Providence Business News

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