Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics

Physics of Atoms and Ions

Authors: Smirnov, Boris M.

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Intended for advanced students of physics, chemistry, and related disciplines, this text treats the quantum theory of atoms and ions within the framework of self-consistent fields. It treats the structure and spectra of atoms and ions, their behavior in external fields, and their interactions, including collisions. Data needed for the analysis of collisions and other atomic processes are also included, making the book useful as a reference for researchers as well as students. In the main text, simple and convincing methods are used to explain the fundamental properties of atoms, molecules, and clusters; details and more advanced aspects of these topics are treated in the problems at the end of each chapter. The first part of the book is devoted to properties of atoms and ions considered as quantum systems of electrons orbiting a heavy Coulomb center. Self-consistent fields and the shell model give a logical and consistent picture, and provide reliable models for the analysis of atomic properties. The second part deals with interactions and collisions of particles -- including bound systems, such as molecules, clusters, and solids. The aim here is to relate the internal structure of the atoms to the interactions between them, providing useful insights for applications; the accompanying data in tables, charts, and spectra complement the theoretical discussion.

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"As a reference book on atomic physics, it is probably quite comprehensive. … A really good idea of the author has been to cover the basic principles in the main text of each chapter and reserve the last third of each chapter for … questions with detailed answers involving a large amount of mathematics. … it may be very useful for those who already have a profound understanding of atomic physics but want to refresh their knowledge … ." (Jan Posthumus, Physicalia, Vol. 26 (1), 2004)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of Atoms and Ions
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21730-7
DOI
10.1007/b97560
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95550-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3051-4
Series ISSN
0938-037X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 443
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