Atomic Physics with Positrons

  • J. W. Humberston
  • E. A. G. Armour

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 169)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Invited Papers

    1. M. Charlton, G. Laricchia, N. Zafar, F. M. Jacobsen
      Pages 15-25
    2. W. E. Kauppila, T. S. Stein
      Pages 27-39
    3. L. M. Diana, P. G. Coleman, D. L. Brooks, R. L. Chaplin
      Pages 55-69
    4. K. F. Canter, G. R. Brandes, T. N. Horsky, P. H. Lippel, A. P. Mills Jr.
      Pages 153-160
    5. K. G. Lynn, M. Weber, L. O. Roellig, A. P. Mills Jr., A. R. Moodenbaugh
      Pages 161-174
    6. C. D. Beling, R. I. Simpson, M. Charlton
      Pages 175-183
    7. Günther Sinapius, Helge L. Ravn
      Pages 185-190
    8. D. W. O. Heddle
      Pages 191-202
    9. Richard J. Drachmen
      Pages 203-214
    10. R. H. Howell
      Pages 215-222
    11. G. Laricchia, S. A. Davies, M. Charlton, T. C. Griffith
      Pages 223-231

About this book


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atomic Physics with Positrons, which was held at University College London during 15-18 July 1987, was the fourth meeting in a series devoted to the general theme of positron colli­ sions in gases. Previous meetings have been held at York University, Toronto (1981); Royal Holloway College, Egham (1983) and Wayne State Uni­ versity, Detroit (1985). Recent very significant improvements in positron beam currents, due to the development of more efficient moderators and the use of more intense positron sources, are making possible an increasingly sophisticated range of experiments in atomic collision physics. Whereas a few years ago only total scattering cross sections could be determined, measurements can now be made of various partial and differential cross sections. Intense positron beams are also being used to produce positronium beams and already, as reported here, preliminary investigations have been made of collisions of positronium with several target systems. These experimental developments have stimulated, and been stimulated by, steady, if somewhat less spectacu1ar,progress in associated theoretical studies. Both aspects of the field are well represented in these Proceed­ ings.


Cross section Target atom atoms electron electron capture electrons energy field theory molecule physics

Editors and affiliations

  • J. W. Humberston
    • 1
  • E. A. G. Armour
    • 2
  1. 1.University College LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.University of NottinghamNottinghamEngland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8267-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0963-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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