An Expert Database on Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • F. J. Smith
Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)


A database of numerical data on atomic and molecular physics relevant to fusion has been built with the emphasis on reliability and accuracy rather than on quantity. Since leading experts in any scientific discipline are always the best people to recommend data in that discipline, we have used leading Atomic Physicists, both experimental and theoretical, to decide each and every numerical value in the database. The School of Physics and Mathematical Sciences at Queen’s, set up by Professor Sir David Bates, was an ideal location for the database as it provided the expert experimentalists, the expert theoreticians and, in addition, the Computer Scientists needed to design and manage the database system.


International Atomic Energy Agency Database System Atomic Physic Interatomic Potential Differential Analyser 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Smith
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSchool of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, The Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastUK

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