The problem of plotting closed field lines is considered. To achieve fast and accurate plotting, the local curvature of the field lines must be taken into account. A simple formalism is presented that allows a high degree of precision to be achieved, as demonstrated for the case of a circular field line. Plots of the electronic charge and electronic current distribution of a partially coherent H(n=3) atom are shown as examples.
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Research Article| September 01 1989
Plotting of closed field lines with an application to coherently excited atoms
W. B. Westerveld; Plotting of closed field lines with an application to coherently excited atoms. Comput. Phys. 1 September 1989; 3 (5): 74–77. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.168350
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