Atomic Processes in Electron-Ion and Ion-Ion Collisions

  • F. Brouillard

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lectures on Electron-Ion Collisions

  3. Lectures on Ion-Ion (Atom) Collisions

  4. Lectures on Collisional Processes in Plasmas

  5. Seminars

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 491-494

About this book


Four years after a first meeting in BADDECK, Canada, on the Physics of Ion-Ion and Electron-Ion collisions, a second Nato Advanced Study Institute, in HAl~/Lesse, Belgium, reexamined the subject which had become almost a new one, in consideration of the many important developments that had occured in the mean time. The developments have been particularly impressive in two areas : the di-electronic recombination of electrons with ions and the collisional processes of mUltiply charged ions. For dielectronic recombination, a major event was the obtainment, in 1983, of the first experimental data. This provided, at last, a non speculative basis for the study of that intricate and subtle process and strongly stimulated the theoretical activities. Multiply charged ions, on the other hand, have become popular, thanks to the development of powerful ion sources. This circumstance, together with a pressing demand from thermonuclear research for ionisation and charge exchange cross sections, has triggered systematic experimental investigations and new theoretical studies, which have contributed to considerably enlarge, over the last five years, our understanding of the collisional processes of multiply charged ions. Dielectronic recombination and multiply charged ions were therefore central points in the programme of the A.S.I. in HAN/Lesse and are given a corresponding emphasis in the present book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Brouillard
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University of LouvainLouvain-Ia-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5226-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5224-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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