Polyhedral symmetry and quantum mechanics ()

G. S. Anagnostatos

Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, National Center for Scientific Research, Demokritos, Greece.

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Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, National Center for Scientific Research, Demokritos, Greece.

A thorough study of regular and quasi-regular polyhedra shows that the symmetries of these polyhedra identically describe the quantization of orbital angular momentum, of spin, and of total angular momentum, a fact which permits one to assign quantum states at the vertices of these polyhedra assumed as the average particle positions. Furthermore, if the particles are fermions, their wave function is anti-symmetric and its maxima are identically the same as those of repulsive particles, e.g., on a sphere like the spherical shape of closed shells, which implies equilibrium of these particles having average positions at the aforementioned maxima. Such equilibria on a sphere are solely satisfied at the vertices of regular and quasi-regular polyhedra which can be associated with the most probable forms of shells both in Nuclear Physics and in Atomic Cluster Physics when the constituent atoms possess half integer spins. If the average sizes of the constituent particles are known, then the average sizes of the resulting shells become known as well. This association of Symmetry with Quantum Mechanics leads to many applications and excellent results.

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Anagnostatos, G. (2014) Polyhedral symmetry and quantum mechanics. *Natural Science*, **6**, 198-210. doi: 10.4236/ns.2014.64024.

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