** The Bohr Model of the Atom


Lerner KL. ** The Bohr Model of the Atom. Draft Copy. Part of a series of essays identifying and explaining theories essential to understanding modern scientific thought. Updated: 2010, 2012. Originally Published. 1999.
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The Bohr model of atomic structure was developed by Danish physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr (1885-1962). Published in 1913, Bohr's model improved the classical atomic models of physicists J. J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford by incorporating quantum theory. While working on his doctoral dissertation at Copenhagen University, Bohr studied physicist Max Planck's quantum theory of radiation. After graduation, Bohr worked in England with Thomson and subsequently with Rutherford. During this time Bohr developed his model of atomic structure.  (more)

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