Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Perfect/Complete Scattering Experiments

Probing Quantum Mechanics on Atomic and Molecular Collisions and Coincidences

Authors: Kleinpoppen, Hans, Lohmann, Bernd, Grum-Grzhimailo, Alexei

  • Derives parameters for electrons, photons, atoms, ions, molecules calculated from theory
  • Delivers the quantum mechanical knowledge of atomic and molecular physics
  • Presents state-of-the-art experiments in atomic and molecular physics and related theoretical approaches
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About this book

The main goal of this book is to elucidate what kind of experiment must be performed in order to determine the full set of independent parameters which can be extracted and calculated from theory, where electrons, photons, atoms, ions, molecules, or molecular ions may serve as the interacting constituents of matter. The feasibility of such perfect' and-or `complete' experiments, providing the complete quantum mechanical knowledge of the process, is associated with the enormous potential of modern research techniques, both, in experiment and theory. It is even difficult to overestimate the role of theory in setting of the complete experiment, starting with the fact that an experiment can be complete only within a certain theoretical framework, and ending with the direct prescription of what, and in what conditions should be measured to make the experiment `complete'. The language of the related theory is the language of quantum mechanical amplitudes and their relative phases. This book captures the spirit of research in the direction of the complete experiment in atomic and molecular physics, considering some of the basic quantum processes: scattering, Auger decay and photo-ionization. It includes a description of the experimental methods used to realize, step by step, the complete experiment up to the level of the amplitudes and phases. The corresponding arsenal includes, beyond determining the total cross section, the observation of angle and spin resolved quantities, photon polarization and correlation parameters, measurements applying coincidence techniques, preparing initially polarized targets, and even more sophisticated methods. The `complete' experiment is, until today, hardly to perform. Therefore, much attention is paid to the results of state-of-the-art experiments providing detailed information on the process, and their comparison to the related theoretical approaches, just to mention relativistic multi-configurational Dirac-Fock, convergent close-coupling, Breit-Pauli R-matrix, or relativistic distorted wave approaches, as well as Green's operator methods. This book has been written in honor of Herbert Walther and his major contribution to the field but even to stimulate advanced Bachelor and Master students by demonstrating that obviously nowadays atomic and molecular scattering physics yields and gives a much exciting appreciation for further advancing the field.

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All four authors are well-known experts in various subfields of theoretical and experimental atomic and/or molecular collision physics.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introductory Remarks

    Kleinpoppen, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Analysis of Atomic Collisions

    Kleinpoppen, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 5-110

  • Auger Emission and Inner Shell Hole Experiments

    Kleinpoppen, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 111-200

  • Complete Experiments in Atomic Photoionization

    Kleinpoppen, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 201-292

  • Concluding Remarks

    Kleinpoppen, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 293-295

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-40513-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perfect/Complete Scattering Experiments
Book Subtitle
Probing Quantum Mechanics on Atomic and Molecular Collisions and Coincidences
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
75
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40514-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40514-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40513-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50079-8
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
171 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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