Particle in a box: From textbook to real life example

The study of confined particles is at the heart of any quantum physics textbook, including examples of particles moving in a harmonic oscillator potential well and of particles trapped in a box. Studying these examples constitutes a starting block to deepen our understanding of the quantum dynamics of more realistic systems.

Publication: A combined inelastic neutron scattering and simulation study of the 3He@C60 endofullerene, M. Aouane et al., Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 25 (2023).