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High-Energy Atomic Physics

  • Evgeny G. Drukarev
  • A.I. Mikhailov

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 1-6
  3. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 7-24
  4. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 25-50
  5. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 51-79
  6. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 81-114
  7. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 115-155
  8. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 157-201
  9. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 203-229
  10. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 231-290
  11. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 291-321
  12. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 323-344
  13. Evgeny G. Drukarev, Aleksandr I. Mikhailov
    Pages 345-382
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 383-384

About this book

Introduction

This self-contained text introduces readers to the field of high-energy atomic physics - a new regime of photon-atom interactions in which the photon energies significantly exceed the atomic or molecular binding energies, and which opened up with the recent advent of new synchrotron sources.

From a theoretical point of view, a small-parameter characteristic of the bound system emerged, making it possible to perform analytic perturbative calculations that can in turn serve as benchmarks for more powerful numerical computations. The first part of the book introduces readers to the foundations of this new regime and its theoretical treatment. In particular, the validity of the small-parameter perturbation expansion and of the lowest-order approximation is critically reviewed. The following chapters then apply these insights to various atomic processes, such as photoionization as a many-body problem, dominant mechanisms for the production of ions at higher energies, Compton scattering and ionization accompanied by creation of e-e+ pairs, and the photoionization of endohedral atoms (e.g. fullerene). Last but not least, the computationally challenging transitions in the electron shell during certain types of nuclear decays are investigated in detail.

Keywords

Atomic Transitions During Nuclear Decay Electronic Shell Transitions High-energy Photon-atom Interactions Photoionization of Atoms and Molecules photoionization of endohedral atoms

Authors and affiliations

  • Evgeny G. Drukarev
    • 1
  • A.I. Mikhailov
    • 2
  1. 1.Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstitutSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Petersburg Nuclear Physics InsitituSt. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32736-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32734-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32736-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6791
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