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Title Springer handbook of atomic, molecular, and optical physics [electronic resource] / Gordon W.F. Drake (ed.).

Published New York : Springer, c2006.


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Physical description 1 online resource (lviii, 1504 p.) : ill.
Notes "A thoroughly revised and updated Atomic, molecular and optical physics handbook"--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Units and constants -- PART A: MATHEMATICAL METHODS: Angular momentum theory -- Group theory of atomic shells -- Dynamical groups -- Perturbation theory -- Second quantization -- Density matices -- Computation techniques -- Hydrogenic wave functions -- PART B: ATOMS: Atomic spectroscopy -- High precision calculations for helium -- Atomic multipoles -- Atoms in strong fields -- Rydberg atoms -- Rydberg atoms for strong static fields -- Hyperfine structure -- Precision oscillator strength and lifetime measurements -- Spectroscopy of ions using fast beams and ion traps -- Line shapes and radiation transfer -- Thomas-Fermi and other density-functional theories -- Atomic structure: multiconfiguration Hartress--Fock theories -- Relativistic atomic structure -- Many-body theory of atomic structure and processes -- Photoionization of atoms -- Autoionization -- Green's functions of field theory -- Quantum electrodynamics -- Tests of fundamental physics -- Parity nonconserving effects in atoms -- Atomic clocks and constraints on variations of fundamental constrants -- PART C: MOLECULES: Molecular structures -- Molecular symmetry and dynamics -- Spectroscopic techniques: lasers -- Spectroscopic techniques: cavity-enhanced methods -- Spectroscopic techniques: ultraviolet -- PART D: Elastic scattering: classical, quantal, and semiclassical -- Orientation and alignment in atomic and molecular collisions -- Electron-atom, electron-ion, and electron-molecule collisions -- Positron collisons -- Adiabatic and diabatic collision processes at low energies -- Ion-Atom and atom-atom collisions -- Ion-atom charge transfer reactions at low energies -- Continuum distorted wave and Wannier methods -- Ionization in high energy ion-atom collisions -- Electron-ion and ion-ion recombination -- Dielectronic recombination -- Rydberg collision: binary encounter, born and impulse approximations -- Mass transfer at high energy: Thomas peak -- Classical trajectory and Monte Carlo technique -- Collision broadening of spectral lines -- PART E: SCATTERING EXPERIMENTS: Photodetachment -- Photon-atom interaction: low energy -- Photon-atom interaction: intermediate energies -- Electron-atom and electron-molecule collisions -- Ion-atom scattering experiments: low energy -- Ion-atom collisiions: high energy -- Reactive scattering -- Ion-molecule reactions -- PART F: QUANTUM OPTICS: Light-matter interaction -- Absorption and gain spectra -- Laser principles -- Theories of lasers -- Nonlinear optics -- Coherent transients -- Multiphoton and strong-field processes -- Cooling and trapping -- Quantum degenerate gases -- De Broglie optics -- Quantized field effects -- Entangled atoms and fields: cavity QED -- Quantum optical tests of the foundations of physics -- Quantum information -- PART G: APPLICATIONS: Applications of atomic and molecular physics to astrophysics -- Comets -- Aeronomy -- Application of atomic and molecular physics to global change -- Atoms in dense plasmas -- Conduction of electricity in gases -- Applications to combustion -- Surface physics -- Interface with nuclear physics -- Charged-particle-matter interactions --Radiation physics.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Drake, Gordon W. F.
Subject Atoms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Molecules -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Optics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Handbook of atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Atomic, molecular and optical physics
Other title Atomic, molecular and optical physics handbook.
ISBN 9780387263083