Intuition and Quantum Chemistry

  • S. R. Ovshinsky
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)


The field of science to which Professors Fukui, Herzberg, Hoffmann, Lipscomb and Mulliken have contributed so much is an excellent example of how intuition is the source of quantum leaps in science, especially in quantum chemistry. These Nobelists have been much honored for their scientific achievements. My purpose here is to discuss their extraordinary intuition without which there would be no quantum chemistry, for quantum chemistry is nothing more than quantum mechanics plus intuition.


Quantum Chemistry Energy Conversion Device Intuitive Process Optional Bonding Amorphous Chalcogenide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Ovshinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.TroyUSA

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