Exotic Atoms ’79 Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter

  • Kenneth Crowe
  • Jean Duclos
  • Giovanni Fiorentini
  • Gabriele Torelli

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Fundamental Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vernon W. Hughes
      Pages 3-18
    3. Vernon W. Hughes
      Pages 19-22
    4. Beat Hahn, Thomas Marti
      Pages 23-38
    5. P. G. H. Sandars
      Pages 57-76
  3. Quark Atoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Thomas Appelquist
      Pages 79-100
    3. Johann Rafelski, Raoul D. Viollier
      Pages 101-109
  4. The Chemical Physics of Mesic Atoms and Molecules

  5. Muon Spin Rotation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. A. M. Stoneham
      Pages 209-243
    3. H. Teichler
      Pages 283-302
    4. Peter F. Meier
      Pages 331-354
    5. Peter F. Meier
      Pages 355-378
    6. Emil Roduner
      Pages 379-397
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 399-403

About this book


The second course of the International School on the Physics of Exotic Atoms took place at the "Ettore Majorana" Center for Scien­ tific Culture, Erice, Sicily, during the period from March 25 to April 5, 1979. It was attended by 40 participants from 23 insti­ tutes in 8 countries. The purpose of the course was to review the various aspects of the physics of exotic atoms, with particular emphasis on the re­ sults obtained in the last two years, i.e., after the first course of the School (Erice, April 24-30, 1977). The course dealt with two main topics, A) Exotic atoms and fundamental interactions and B) Applications to the study of the structure of matter. One of the aims of the course was to offer an opportunity for the exchange of experiences between scientists working in the two fields. In view of this, the lectures in the morning discussed the more general arguments in a common session, whereas the more specialized topics were treated in the afternoon, in two parallel sections. Section A was organized around four main subjects, briefly pos­ itronium and muonium, quarkonium, baryonium and neutral currents in atomic physics. In addition various progresses were reported in muon and antiproton physics.


atom atomic physics atoms diffusion fields fundamental interaction fusion lepton metals molecule physics quark scattering semiconductor spin

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Crowe
    • 1
  • Jean Duclos
    • 2
  • Giovanni Fiorentini
    • 3
  • Gabriele Torelli
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.CEN de SaclayGif sur YvetteFrance
  3. 3.Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)PisaItaly

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