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Structure of Multielectron Atoms


Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 112)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 1-20
  3. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 37-55
  4. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 57-65
  5. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 67-88
  6. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 121-160
  7. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 161-171
  8. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 173-199
  9. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 201-228
  10. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 229-255
  11. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 257-272
  12. Anders Kastberg
    Pages 273-280
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-368

About this book


This book is about the structure of multielectron atoms and predominantly adopts a perturbative approach to the total Hamiltonian. A key concept is the central-field approximation and, beyond the standard LS-coupling and jj-coupling schemes, intermediate cases are also treated. After that, the book covers hyperfine structure and other nuclear effects, as well as interactions with static external fields. Throughout the book, an analytical approach is adopted.

 Working knowledge of basic quantum mechanics (including the non-relativistic hydrogen atom, basic angular momentum and perturbation theory) is assumed, and it begins with a brief recap of the hydrogen orbitals, before turning towards the symmetry aspects of multi-electron atoms, spin-orbit interaction and couplings of angular momenta.


Atomic Struture Calculations Hyperfine Interaction LS, JJ and Intermediate Couplings Many-Electron Atoms Stark and Zeeman Effects

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Université Côte d’AzurNiceFrance

About the authors

Anders Kastberg is professor of physics in Nice, France. He was previously a professor in Umeå, Sweden, and adjunct professor at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India. He is a former president of the Swedish Physical Society. He graduated from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Structure of Multielectron Atoms
  • Authors Anders Kastberg
  • Series Title Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SS Atomic, Opt., Plasma Phys.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36418-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36420-5
  • Series ISSN 1615-5653
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-6791
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 368
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atomic/Molecular Structure and Spectra
    Quantum Physics
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