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Title Springer handbook of atomic, molecular, and optical physics / Gordon W.F. Drake (ed.)
Published New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (lviii, 1504 pages) : illustrations
Contents Units and constants -- PART A: MATHEMATICAL METHODS: Angular momentum theory -- Group theory of atomic shells -- Dynamical groups -- Perturbation theory -- Second quantization -- Density matices -- Computation techniques -- Hydrogenic wave functions -- PART B: ATOMS: Atomic spectroscopy -- High precision calculations for helium -- Atomic multipoles -- Atoms in strong fields -- Rydberg atoms -- Rydberg atoms for strong static fields -- Hyperfine structure -- Precision oscillator strength and lifetime measurements -- Spectroscopy of ions using fast beams and ion traps -- Line shapes and radiation transfer -- Thomas-Fermi and other density-functional theories -- Atomic structure: multiconfiguration Hartress--Fock theories -- Relativistic atomic structure -- Many-body theory of atomic structure and processes -- Photoionization of atoms -- Autoionization -- Green's functions of field theory -- Quantum electrodynamics -- Tests of fundamental physics -- Parity nonconserving effects in atoms -- Atomic clocks and constraints on variations of fundamental constrants -- PART C: MOLECULES: Molecular structures -- Molecular symmetry and dynamics -- Spectroscopic techniques: lasers -- Spectroscopic techniques: cavity-enhanced methods -- Spectroscopic techniques: ultraviolet -- PART D: Elastic scattering: classical, quantal, and semiclassical -- Orientation and alignment in atomic and molecular collisions -- Electron-atom, electron-ion, and electron-molecule collisions -- Positron collisons -- Adiabatic and diabatic collision processes at low energies -- Ion-Atom and atom-atom collisions -- Ion-atom charge transfer reactions at low energies -- Continuum distorted wave and Wannier methods -- Ionization in high energy ion-atom collisions -- Electron-ion and ion-ion recombination -- Dielectronic recombination -- Rydberg collision: binary encounter, born and impulse approximations -- Mass transfer at high energy: Thomas peak -- Classical trajectory and Monte Carlo technique -- Collision broadening of spectral lines -- PART E: SCATTERING EXPERIMENTS: Photodetachment -- Photon-atom interaction: low energy -- Photon-atom interaction: intermediate energies -- Electron-atom and electron-molecule collisions -- Ion-atom scattering experiments: low energy -- Ion-atom collisiions: high energy -- Reactive scattering -- Ion-molecule reactions -- PART F: QUANTUM OPTICS: Light-matter interaction -- Absorption and gain spectra -- Laser principles -- Theories of lasers -- Nonlinear optics -- Coherent transients -- Multiphoton and strong-field processes -- Cooling and trapping -- Quantum degenerate gases -- De Broglie optics -- Quantized field effects -- Entangled atoms and fields: cavity QED -- Quantum optical tests of the foundations of physics -- Quantum information -- PART G: APPLICATIONS: Applications of atomic and molecular physics to astrophysics -- Comets -- Aeronomy -- Application of atomic and molecular physics to global change -- Atoms in dense plasmas -- Conduction of electricity in gases -- Applications to combustion -- Surface physics -- Interface with nuclear physics -- Charged-particle-matter interactions --Radiation physics
Summary Comprehensive reference source that unifies the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques, and results of the field from atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets. Written by over 100 authors, all leaders in their respective disciplines. Relevant diagrams, graphs, and tables of data are provided throughout the text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Atoms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Molecules -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Optics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Drake, Gordon W. F.
LC no. 2005931256
ISBN 9780387263083
9780387208022 (acid-free paper)
038720802X (acid-free paper)
Other Titles Handbook of atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Atomic, molecular and optical physics
Atomic, molecular and optical physics handbook