Definition of Bohr theory in English:

Bohr theory

noun

Physics
  • A theory of the structure of atoms stating that electrons revolve in discrete orbits around a positively charged nucleus and that radiation is given off or absorbed only when an electron moves from one orbit to another.

    • ‘The Bohr theory was a marvellous success in explaining the spectrum of the hydrogen atom.’
    • ‘It then had a major impact on having quantum theory and the Bohr theory of the atom accepted by the British scientific community.’
    • ‘Along with this excellent agreement with observation, the Bohr theory has an appealing aesthetic feature.’
    • ‘The solutions of the theory's wave equation for hydrogen match exactly the predictions of the Bohr theory.’
    • ‘At first some refinements to the Bohr theory seemed to account for such results, but their brightness could not be accounted for.’

Origin

Named for Danish physicist Niels Bohr (see Bohr, Niels).