Atomic Spectroscopy: Introduction to the Theory of Hyperfine Structure

  • Anatoli Andreev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-10
  3. Fine and Hyperfine Structure of Atomic Spectra

  4. Theory of Lamb Shift

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-274

About this book


Atomic Spectroscopy provides a comprehensive discussion on the general approach to the theory of atomic spectra, based on the use of the Lagrangian canonical formalism.  This approach is developed and applied to explain the hydrogenic hyperfine structure associated with the nucleus motion, its finite mass, and spin. The non-relativistic or relativistic, spin or spin-free particle approximations can be used as a starting point of general approach. The special attention is paid to the theory of Lamb shift formation. The formulae for hydrogenic spectrum including the account of Lamb shift are written in simple analytical form. The book is of interest to specialists, graduate and postgraduate students, who are involved into the experimental and theoretical research in the field of modern atomic spectroscopy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Anatoli Andreev
    • 1
  1. 1.M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25573-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28469-9
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