A comprehensive introduction to the field with key examples to illustrate the concepts
Includes end-of chapter exercises
Accompanied by animations to visualize the basic ideas
Online collection of historical papers
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics (SSAOPP, volume 96)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
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.
Authors and Affiliations
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Drake University, Des Moines, USA
About the authors
Klaus Bartschat is the Ellis & Nelle Levitt distinguished Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University. His research in theoretical and computational atomic physics focuses on combining the general theory of measurement with highly accurate numerical calculations. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has published 2 books, 50 book chapters, 12 review articles, and more than 300 papers on electron and photon collisions with atoms and ions.
Book Title: Polarization, Alignment, and Orientation in Atomic Collisions
Authors: Nils Andersen, Klaus Bartschat
Series Title: Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-55214-9Published: 11 August 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85598-1Published: 03 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-55216-3Published: 02 August 2017
Series ISSN: 1615-5653
Series E-ISSN: 2197-6791
Edition Number: 2
Number of Pages: XXIII, 404
Number of Illustrations: 198 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour