New Directions in Antimatter Chemistry and Physics

  • Clifford M. Surko
  • Franco A. Gianturco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Positron Sources and Beams

    1. B. M. Jelenković, J. J. Bollinger, A. B. Newbury, T. B. Mitchell, W. M. Itano
      Pages 1-20
    2. R. G. Greaves, C. M. Surko
      Pages 21-33
    3. F. Saito, T. Hyodo, Y. Nagashima, T. Kurihara, N. Suzuki, Y. Itoh et al.
      Pages 35-45
  3. Antihydrogen, Bose-condensed Positronium, and Positrons in Materials

    1. Alexander Dalgarno, Piotr Froelich, Svante Jonsell, Alejandro Saenz, Bernard Zygelman
      Pages 47-52
    2. E. A. G. Armour, C. W. Chamberlain
      Pages 53-82
    3. D. B. Cassidy, J. A. Golovchenko
      Pages 83-99
    4. Haruo Saito, Toshio Hyodo
      Pages 101-114
    5. A. P. Mills Jr., P. M. Platzman
      Pages 115-126
    6. Bernardo Barbiellini
      Pages 127-150
    7. D. W. Gidley, K. G. Lynn, M. P. Petkov, M. H. Weber, J. N. Sun, A. F. Yee
      Pages 151-171
  4. Positron and Positronium Interactions with Atoms

    1. H. R. J. Walters, Jennifer E. Blackwood, Mary T. McAlinden
      Pages 173-198
    2. J. Mitroy, M. W. J. Bromley, G. G. Ryzhikh
      Pages 199-221
    3. Massimo Mella, Simone Chiesa, Dario Bressanini, Gabriele Morosi
      Pages 235-262
    4. D. M. Schrader, J. Moxom
      Pages 263-290
    5. Y. Nagashima, F. Saito, N. Shinohara, T. Hyodo
      Pages 291-301
  5. Positron and Positronium Interactions with Molecules

    1. Gleb Gribakin
      Pages 413-435
    2. M. Tachikawa, I. Shimamura, R. J. Buenker, M. Kimura
      Pages 437-450
    3. F. A. Gianturco, T. Mukherjee, T. Nishimura, A. Occhigrossi
      Pages 451-474
    4. Márcio T. do N. Varella, Claudia R. C. de Carvalho, Marco A. P. Lima
      Pages 493-502
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 503-511

About this book


This volume is the outgrowth of a workshop held in October, 2000 at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. The aim of this book (similar in theme to the workshop) is to present an overview of new directions in antimatter physics and chemistry research. The emphasis is on positron and positronium interactions both with themselves and with ordinary matter. The timeliness of this subject comes from several considerations. New concepts for intense positron sources and the development of positron accumulators and trap-based positron beams provide qualitatively new experimental capabilities. On the theoretical side, the ability to model complex systems and complex processes has increased dramatically in recent years, due in part to progress in computational physics. There are presently an intriguing variety of phenomena that await theoretical explanation. It is virtually assured that the new experimental capabilities in this area will lead to a rapid expansion of this list. This book is organized into four sections: The first section discusses potential new experimental capabilities and the uses and the progress that might be made with them. The second section discusses topics involving antihydrogen and many-body phenomena, including Bose condensation of positronium atoms and positron interactions with materials. The final two sections treat a range of topics involving positron and positronium interactions with atoms and molecules.


Cross section Plasma collision molecule quenching scattering spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Clifford M. Surko
    • 1
  • Franco A. Gianturco
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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