© 1997

Photon and Electron Collisions with Atoms and Molecules

  • Philip G. Burke
  • Charles J. Joachain

Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Albert Crowe
    Pages 21-35
  3. J. P. Gauyacq, B. Bahrim, A. Djabri, V. Djamo, D. Teillet-Billy
    Pages 69-80
  4. A. Suzor-Weiner, I. F. Schneider, L. Carata
    Pages 95-107
  5. Robert W. Zurales, Eric Stratmann, Shaleen Botting, Robert R. Lucchese
    Pages 109-124
  6. Marcel Pont, Robin Shakeshaft
    Pages 125-136
  7. Valérie Véniard, Richard Taïeb, Alfred Maquet
    Pages 137-146
  8. J. H. Sanderson, W. R. Newell
    Pages 177-189
  9. N. J. Kylstra
    Pages 205-222
  10. K. T. Taylor, J. S. Parker, D. Dundas, E. Smyth, S. Vivirito
    Pages 223-233
  11. P. A. Dando, T. S. Monteiro
    Pages 251-263
  12. Hugh P. Summers, Nigel R. Badnell, Uwe Gerstel, Awe Gondhalekar, Manfred von Hellermann, Lorne D. Horton et al.
    Pages 265-277

About this book


Research on photon and electron collisions with atomic and molecular targets and their ions has seen a rapid increase in interest, both experimentally and theoretically, in recent years. This is partly because these processes provide an ideal means of investigating the dynamics of many particle systems at a fundamental level and partly because their detailed understanding is required in many other fields, particularly astrophysics, plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion, laser physics, atmospheric processes, isotope separation, radiation physics and chemistry and surface science. In recent years a number of important advances have been made, both on the experimental side and on the theoretical side. On the experimental side these include absolute measurements of cross sections, experiments using coincidence techniques, the use of polarised beams and targets, the development of very high energy resolution electron beams, the use of synchrotron radiation sources and ion storage rings, the study of laser assisted atomic collisions, the interaction of super-intense lasers with atoms and molecules and the increasing number of studies using positron beams.


Cross section Nuclear fusion Plasma atomic collision collision molecule scattering two-electron atom

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip G. Burke
    • 1
  • Charles J. Joachain
    • 2
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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