This image is a representation of an atom of hydrogen. The cage represents some of the pathways of the electron, seen here shining in purple, as it exists in the 1s orbital. The electron spins around the tiny nucleus containing a proton (not to scale). The color was chosen to match the color of hydrogen plasma.
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The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 19.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss1/19
Dr. Anna Tanczos made the image at SciComm Studios. Anna has a PhD in Molecular Modelling and now makes images and animations to enhance the understanding of science. From short, small screen projects to large format, from atoms to organisms, the focus is on accurate visual communication of science. Learn more about Dr. Tanczo’s work www.scicommstudios.co.uk