Conceptual objections to the Bohr atomic theory — do electrons have a “free will” ?

@article{Kragh2011ConceptualOT,
  title={Conceptual objections to the Bohr atomic theory — do electrons have a “free will” ?},
  author={H. Kragh},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={327-352}
}
  • H. Kragh
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal H
The atomic model introduced by Bohr in 1913 dominated the development of the old quantum theory. Its main features, such as the radiationless stationary states and the discontinuous quantum jumps between the states, were hard to swallow for contemporary physicists. While acknowledging the empirical power of the theory, many scientists criticized its foundation or looked for ways to reconcile it with classical physics. Among the chief critics were A. Crehore, J.J. Thomson, E. Gehrcke and J… Expand