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Polarization, Alignment, and Orientation in Atomic Collisions

  • Nils Andersen
  • Klaus Bartschat

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 3-9
    3. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 11-35
    4. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 37-43
    5. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 45-70
    6. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 71-95
    7. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 97-124
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 127-211
    3. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 213-283
    4. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 285-310
    5. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 311-335
    6. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 337-349
    7. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 351-390
  4. Selection of Historical Papers (1925–1976)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 393-400
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-404

About this book

Introduction

This book covers polarization, alignment, and orientation effects in atomic collisions induced by electron, heavy particle, or photon impact. The first part of the book presents introductory chapters on light and particle polarization, experimental and computational methods, and the density matrix and state multipole formalism. Examples and exercises are included. The second part of the book deals with case studies of electron impact and heavy particle excitation, electron transfer, impact ionization, and autoionization. A separate chapter on photo-induced processes by new-generation light sources has been added. The last chapter discusses related topics and applications. Part III includes examples of charge clouds and introductory summaries of selected seminal papers of tutorial value from the early history of the field (1925 – 1975).

The book is a significant update to the previous (first) edition, particularly in experimental and computational methods, the inclusion of key results obtained during the past 15 years, and the extended coverage of photo-induced processes. It is intended as an introductory text for both experimental and theoretical students and researchers. It can be used as a textbook for graduate courses, as a primary source for special topics and seminar courses, and as a standard reference.

The book is accompanied by electronically available copies of the full text of the key papers in Part III, as well as animations of theoretically predicted electron charge clouds and currents for some of the cases discussed in Part II.

Keywords

Charge Cloud Model Description Charged Particle Excitation Charged-particle Collisions Light-matter Interaction Polarization of Particles Spin-dependent Process

Authors and affiliations

  • Nils Andersen
    • 1
  • Klaus Bartschat
    • 2
  1. 1.Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyDrake UniversityDes MoinesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55216-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55214-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55216-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6791
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