Scattering Theory

  • Harald Friedrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 1-21
  3. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 23-135
  4. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 137-184
  5. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 185-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-287

About this book


This corrected and updated second edition of "Scattering Theory" presents a concise and modern coverage of the subject. In the present treatment, special attention is given to the role played by the long-range behaviour of the projectile-target interaction, and a theory is developed, which is well suited to describe near-threshold bound and continuum states in realistic binary systems such as diatomic molecules or molecular ions. It is motivated by the fact that experimental advances have shifted and broadened the scope of applications where concepts from scattering theory are used, e.g. to the field of ultracold atoms and molecules, which has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, largely triggered by the successful realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of dilute atomic gases in 1995.

The book contains sections on special topics such as near-threshold quantization, quantum reflection, Feshbach resonances and the quantum description of scattering in two dimensions. The level of abstraction is kept as low as at all possible and deeper questions related to the mathematical foundations of scattering theory are passed by. It should be understandable for anyone with a basic knowledge of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.

The book is intended for advanced students and researchers, and it is hoped that it will be useful for theorists and experimentalists alike.


Born Approximation Coulomb Potential Scattering Elastic Scattering Physics Feshbach Resonance Inelastic Scattering Physics Lippmann Schwinger Equation Multichannel Quantum Defect Projectile Target Interaction Quantum Description Scattering Scattering Cross Section Scattering Theory Physics Scattering Ultracold Atom Scattering Ultracold Molecule WKB Approximation

Authors and affiliations

  • Harald Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Physik DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48524-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48526-2
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