Cray computer art of two colliding atoms

Cray computer art of two colliding atoms

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Credit: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 3rd in a sequence of 5 CRAY 1 computer graphic images of a collision between the nucleus of a krypton atom & the nucleus of a lanthanum atom. The false colours represent the density levels of matter inside the twonuclei. The pictures represent the solution of 146 simultaneous wave functions & took approximately 1hour of the CRAY 1's computing time. (1982)

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Keywords: atomic, atomic nucleus, computer graphics, copper, cray computer graphics, graphic, krypton-lanthanum collision, lanthanum, lanthanum-krypton collision, nucleus, particle collision, particle physics

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