The Effects of Relativity in Atoms, Molecules, and the Solid State

Editors: Wilson, Stephen, Grant, I.P., Gyorffy, B.L. (Eds.)

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Recent years have seen a growing interest in the effects of relativity in atoms, molecules and solids. On the one hand, this can be seen as result of the growing awareness of the importance of relativity in describing the properties of heavy atoms and systems containing them. This has been fueled by the inadequacy of physical models which either neglect relativity or which treat it as a small perturbation. On the other hand, it is dependent upon the technological developments which have resulted in computers powerful enough to make calculations on heavy atoms and on systems containing heavy atoms meaningful. Vector processing and, more recently, parallel processing techniques are playing an increasingly vital role in rendering the algorithms which arise in relativistic studies tractable. This has been exemplified in atomic structure theory, where the dominant role of the central nuclear charge simplifies the problem enough to permit some prediction to be made with high precision, especially for the highly ionized atoms of importance in plasma physics and in laser confinement studies. Today's sophisticated physical models of the atom derived from quantum electrodynamics would be intractable without recourse to modern computational machinery. Relativistic atomic structure calculations have a history dating from the early attempts of Swirles in the mid 1930's but continue to provide one of the primary test beds of modern theoretical physics.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Relativistic Effects on Periodic Trends

    Pyykkö, Pekka

    Pages 1-13

  • Relativistic Atomic Structure and Electron—Atom Collisions

    Grant, I. P.

    Pages 17-43

  • On the Accuracy of Oscillator Strengths

    Fawcett, B. C.

    Pages 45-54

  • Atomic Structure Calculations in Breit-Pauli Approximation

    Eissner, W.

    Pages 55-66

  • Relativistic Calculations of Parity Non-Conserving Effects in Atoms

    Hartley, A. C. (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Effects of Relativity in Atoms, Molecules, and the Solid State
Editors
  • Stephen Wilson
  • I.P. Grant
  • B.L. Gyorffy
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3702-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3702-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6646-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 352
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