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Atom in a Box is an aid for visualizing the Hydrogenic atomic orbitals, the three-dimensional states that the electron occupies in Hydrogen, a prime and otherwise unwieldy example of Quantum Mechanics. It interactively shows what the Hydrogen atom "looks" like. Unique among visualizations of Quantum Mechanics, it uses highly optimized code to perform 3D volumetric raytracing through the electron wavefunction's probability density and presents its results in real-time. It animates and mathematically describes all 140 eigenstates up to the n=7 energy level. The app links to an online FAQ, and the atom rotates with multitouch and the accelerometer. The bottom line is: Explore! The user are meant to explore all aspects of the atom, what it is and what it can do.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Updated to run as a 64-bit native app
Completed compatibility with iOS 11
Removed calls to deprecated iOS APIs
Added flexibility to screen sizes of more recent iPhone hardware
Fixed numerous cosmetic issues
Adjusted and rebalanced Atom Wars gameplay

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
Terhorstj ,

Wonderful app - please update!

I am they chemistry instructor and this app is immensely helpful for teaching about orbitals! PLEASE update it - it no longer works with iOS 11!

madelinemao ,


But it's not like there are any other applications that give hydrogen orbitals

BobInIL ,


Pretty cool, but it crashes every time on my iPod Touch.


Dauger Research, Inc.
1.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008-17 Dauger Research, Inc.


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