Introduction to the Theory Symposium
The concepts and methods to be reviewed in this Symposium were sparked by a burst of novel experimental evidence in the mid-’60s, on energy transfers in the range of 10–100eV among electrons, photons and atoms. A main feature of this evidence lay in the wealth of resonances discovered in this range, symptoms of a rich yet rather unexpected set of phenomena. The task of interpreting the manifold features of new observations and of the underlying structural changes of atoms or molecules led to a style of physico-chemical research aimed at identifying, evaluating and exploiting the parameters that control each process.
KeywordsAngular Momentum Rydberg State Ionic Core Quantum Defect Rydberg Series
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