Theory of Electron—Atom Collisions

Part 1: Potential Scattering

  • 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-xiii
  2. Philip G. Burke, Charles J. Joachain
    Pages 1-28
  3. Philip G. Burke, Charles J. Joachain
    Pages 29-101
  4. Philip G. Burke, Charles J. Joachain
    Pages 103-142
  5. Philip G. Burke, Charles J. Joachain
    Pages 143-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-255

About this book


The authors aim to hone the theory of electron-atom and electron-ion collisions by developing mathematical equations and comparing their results to the wealth of recent experimental data. This first of three parts focuses on potential scattering, and will serve as an introduction to many of the concepts covered in Parts II and III. As these processes occur in so many of the physical sciences, researchers in astrophysics, atmospheric physics, plasma physics, and laser physics will all benefit from the monograph.


Plasma collision plasma physics scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip G. Burke
    • 1
  • Charles J. Joachain
    • 2
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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