Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields

  • K. T. Taylor
  • M. H. Nayfeh
  • C. W. Clark

Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Spectroscopy and Collision Physics of Atoms in D.C. Fields

    1. Magnetic Fields

      1. A. Holle, J. Main, G. Wiebusch, H. Rottke, K. H. Welge
        Pages 1-7
      2. G. Wunner, G. Zeller, U. Woelk, W. Schweizer, R. Niemeier, F. Geyer et al.
        Pages 9-36
      3. J. P. Connerade, W. R. S. Garton, J. Hormes, Ma-Hui, Shen-Ning, T. A. Starakas
        Pages 47-58
      4. P. F. O’Mahony, M. A. Al-Laithy, K. T. Taylor
        Pages 59-69
      5. Dieter Wintgen, Harald Friedrich
        Pages 71-95
      6. G. Zeller, U. Woelk, G. Wunner, H. Ruder
        Pages 109-113
      7. Paulo C. Rech, Márcia R. Gallas, Jason A. C. Gallas
        Pages 115-120
      8. W. Schweizer, H. Friedrich, G. Wunner, R. Niemier, H. Ruder
        Pages 121-128
      9. Alexander Alijah, John T. Broad, Juergen Hinze
        Pages 135-139
    2. Electric Fields

      1. R. J. Damburg
        Pages 141-150
      2. Rudolf Ch. Ziegelbecker, Laurentius Windholz
        Pages 163-176
      3. H. C. Bryant
        Pages 177-185
    3. Combined Electric and Magnetic Fields

      1. H. Rinneberg, J. Neukammer, M. Kohl, A. König, K. Vietzke, H. Hieronymus et al.
        Pages 193-213
      2. J. Pinard, P. Cacciani, S. Liberman, E. Luc-Koenig, C. Thomas
        Pages 215-232

About this book

Introduction

This volume contains papers associated with the conference "Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields II", that took place July 30-31 1987 at Royal Holloway and Beford New College. The first meeting of this name was held at the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 1984, and, if any tradition can yet be said to have been established in the series, it is that the proceedings be written after the conference. We hope thereby to preserve some impression of the discussions that took place, which in both cases were vigorous and unihibited. Both meetings happen to have convened in proximity to major developments in the field. At the time of the first conference, results of experimental measurements of dielectronic recombination in electron­ ion beams were beginning to appear. These showed large discrepancies with theoretical calculations, which were attributed to the effects of rather weak electric fields on the highly-excited states that mediate the recombination process. This conjecture gave rise to widespread concern in the plasma physics community that the representation of dielectronic recombination in existing plasma models, in which it plays an important role in energy and ionization balance, might be seriously in error due to neglect of the effects of electric and magnetic fields. The subject of field effects on recombination processes was thus a major focus of the 1984 meeting.

Keywords

Atom Cross section collision hydrogen atom magnetism quenching scattering spectra

Editors and affiliations

  • K. T. Taylor
    • 1
  • M. H. Nayfeh
    • 2
  • C. W. Clark
    • 3
  1. 1.Royal Holloway and Bedford New CollegeUniversity of LondonEghamUK
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1061-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8315-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1061-7
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