Lecture Notes in Physics

Scattering Theory

Authors: Friedrich, Harald

  • Written by the author of the widely acclaimed textbook Theoretical Atomic Physics
  • Includes sections on near-threshold quantization and scattering, quantum reflection, tunable Feshbach resonances
  • Useful for advanced students and researchers
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This book presents a concise and modern coverage of scattering theory. It is motivated by the fact that experimental advances have shifted and broadened the scope of applications where concepts from scattering theory are used, e.g. to the field of ultracold atoms and molecules, which has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, largely triggered by the successful realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of dilute atomic gases in 1995. 

In the present treatment, special attention is given to the role played by the long-range behaviour of the projectile-target interaction, and a theory is developed, which is well suited to describe near-threshold bound and continuum states in realistic binary systems such as diatomic molecules or molecular ions. 

The level of abstraction is kept as low as at all possible, and deeper questions related to mathematical foundations of scattering theory are passed by. The book should be understandable for anyone with a basic knowledge of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. It is intended for advanced students and researchers, and it is hoped that it will be useful for theorists and experimentalists alike.

About the authors

Harald Friedrich Physics Department, TU München, 85747 Garching, Germany

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Classical Scattering Theory

    Friedrich, Harald

    Pages 1-21

  • Elastic Scattering by a Conservative Potential

    Friedrich, Harald

    Pages 23-135

  • Internal Excitation, Inelastic Scattering

    Friedrich, Harald

    Pages 137-184

  • Special Topics

    Friedrich, Harald

    Pages 185-265

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scattering Theory
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
872
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38282-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38282-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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