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  1. Hamidreza Joypazadeh & Shant Shahbazian (2014). What Does Shape a Topological Atom? Foundations of Chemistry 16 (1):63-75.
    In this pedagogical communication after demonstrating the legitimacy for using the quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) to non-Coulombic systems, Hookean H2 +/H3 2+ species are used for AIM analysis. In these systems, in contrast to their Coulombic counterparts, electron density is atom-like and instead of expected two/three topological atoms, just a single topological atom emerges. This observation is used to demonstrate that what is really “seen” by the topological analysis of electron densities is the clustering of electrons. The (...)
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  2. Shant Shahbazian (2014). Letter to the Editor: Are There “Really” Atoms in Molecules? [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 16 (1):77-84.
    To be, or not to be, that is the question…In his wonderful Facts and Mysteries, Martinus Veltman terminates a section with an anecdote: “When quarks were not immediately discovered after the introduction by Gell-Mann he took to calling them symbolic, saying they were indices. In the early seventies I met him at CERN and he again said something in that spirit. I then jumped up, coming down with some impact that made the floor tremble, and asked him: Do I look (...)
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  3. Shant Shahbazian (2013). Beyond the Orthodox QTAIM: Motivations, Current Status, Prospects and Challenges. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 15 (3):287-302.
    Recently, the author of this paper and his research team have extended the orthodox quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) to a novel paradigm called the two-component QTAIM (TC-QTAIM). This extended framework enables one to incorporate nuclear dynamics into the AIM analysis as well as performing AIM analysis of the exotic species; positronic and muonic species are a few examples. In present paper, this framework has been reviewed, providing some computational examples with particular emphasis on origins and applications, in (...)
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  4. Shant Shahbazian (2013). Comment on “Austere Quantum Mechanics as a Reductive Basis for Chemistry”. Foundations of Chemistry 15 (3):327-334.
  5. Shant Shahbazian & Mansour Zahedi (2007). Letter to the Editor: The Concept of Chemical Bond – Some Like It Fuzzy but Others Concrete. Foundations of Chemistry 9 (1):85-95.
  6. Shant Shahbazian & Mansour Zahedi (2006). The Role of Observables and Non-Observables in Chemistry: A Critique of Chemical Language. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 8 (1):37-52.
    In this paper, aspects of observable and non-observable based models are discussed. A survey of recent literature was done to show how using non-observable-based language carelessly may cause disagreement, even in professional research programs and incorrect assertions, even in prestigious journals. The relation between physical measurements and observables is discussed and it is shown that, in contrast to general belief, this relation may be complicated and not always straightforward. The decomposition of the system into basic subsystems (physical or conceptual) is (...)
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