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Classical Treatment of Collisions Between Ions and Atoms or Molecules

Authors: Frémont, Francois

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the application of classical methods in describing atomic and molecular collisions
  • Focuses on the development of classical methods for describing collisional and post-collisional processes
  • Presents careful comparison with quantum mechanical calculations that demonstrates applicability of classical methods
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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, many experimental and theoretical works have been devoted to collisions between highly charged ions and atomic and molecular targets. It was realized that quantum mechanics is the only way, a priori, to describe such atomic phenomena. However, since quantum mechanics is very difficult to apply for collision systems with more than two particles, classical methods were very soon introduced and applied to simple collision systems and, subsequently, to more complicated systems. The results obtained by such classical methods were found to be surprisingly good, and classical mechanics is now well established, despite its approximations, as a replacement for or competition with quantum mechanics in many cases.
In this book, the author will focus on the development of classical methods for describing collisional and post-collisional processes. The results will be compared with those found using quantum mechanical models, in order to demonstrate the ability of the classical approach to obtain many features and details of collision systems.

About the authors

François Frémont is teacher at Caen University and researcher in atomic collisions. He spent 20 years in experiment at GANIL (Caen), using accelerator at low energies to get evidence for electron correlation and to understand the role of electron capture in ion molecule collisions, and 10 years in theoretical calculations to demonstrate the ability of classical mechanics to solve many-body problems.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Treatment of Collisions Between Ions and Atoms or Molecules
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
118
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-89428-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-89428-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-89427-6
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 154 illustrations in colour
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