Giant Resonances in Atoms, Molecules, and Solids

  • J. P. Connerade
  • J. M. Esteva
  • R. C. Karnatak

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 151)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Atomic Theory and Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. C. Griffin, Robert D. Cowan, M. S. Pindzola
      Pages 25-47
    3. K. Dietz
      Pages 49-70
    4. Hugh P. Kelly, Zikri Altun
      Pages 71-89
    5. Charles W. Clark, Thomas B. Lucatorto
      Pages 137-151
    6. M. A. Baig, K. Sommer, J. P. Connerade, J. Hormes
      Pages 225-236
    7. Th. Millack, G. Weymans
      Pages 243-246
    8. M. Meyer, Th. Prescher, E. v. Raven, M. Richter, E. Schmidt, B. Sonntag et al.
      Pages 251-255
  3. Molecules - Theory and Experiments

  4. Solids - Theory and Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. A. M. Boring, J. L. Smith
      Pages 311-320
    3. O. Gunnarsson, K. Schönhammer
      Pages 405-430
    4. W. D. Schneider, F. Patthey, Y. Baer, B. Delley
      Pages 463-471
  5. Lasers and Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 557-570

About this book


Often, a new area of science grows at the confines between recognised subject divisions, drawing upon techniques and intellectual perspectives from a diversity of fields. Such growth can remain unnoticed at first, until a characteristic fami ly of effects, described by appropriate key words, has developed, at which point a distinct subject is born. Such is very much the case with atomic 'giant resonances'. For a start, their name itself was borrowed from the field of nuclear collective resonances. The energy range in which they occur, at the juncture of the extreme UV and the soft X-rays, remains to this day a meeting point of two different experimental techniques: the grating and the crystal spectrometer. The impetus of synchrotron spectroscopy also played a large part in developing novel methods, described by many acronyms, which are used to study 'giant resonances' today. Finally, although we have described them as 'atomic' to differentiate them from their counterparts in Nuclear Physics, their occurrence on atomic sites does not inhibit their existence in molecules and solids. In fact, 'giant resonances' provide a new unifying theme, cutting accross some of the traditional scientific boundaries. After much separate development, the spectroscopies of the atom in various environments can meet afresh around this theme of common interest. Centrifugal barrier effects and 'giant resonances' proper emerged almost simultaneously in the late 1960's from two widely separated areas of physics, namely the study of free atoms and of condensed matter.


X-ray condensed matter crystal cutting development energy environment growth molecule nuclear physics physics resonance science solid spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • J. P. Connerade
    • 1
  • J. M. Esteva
    • 2
  • R. C. Karnatak
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonEngland
  2. 2.University of ParisOrsayFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2006-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2004-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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