Precision Physics of Simple Atoms and Molecules

  • Savely G. Karshenboim

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 745)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Looking Through Simple Atoms and Molecules at Fundamental Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Precision Measurements and Fundamental Constants

  4. Proton Structure and Hydrogen Energy Levels

  5. Atoms with Few Electrons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. W. A. van Wijngaarden, G. A. Noble
      Pages 111-129
    3. G. W. F. Drake, Z.-T. Lu, W. Nörtershäuser, Z.-C. Yan
      Pages 131-153
  6. Exotic Atoms and Heavy Ions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Th. Stöhlker, A. Gumberidze, M. Trassinelli, V. Andrianov, H. F. Beyer, S. Kraft-Bermuth et al.
      Pages 157-163
    3. D. Gotta, F. Amaro, D. F. Anagnostopoulos, S. Biri, D. S. Covita, H. Gorke et al.
      Pages 165-186
  7. Simple Molecules

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 282-286

About this book


This is the third in a series of topical-review volumes about the precision physics of simple atoms all published in LNP. The simplicity of atoms allows one to use them as a tool to explore effects beyond atomic physics ranging from fundamental constants and fundamental symmetries to particle and nuclear properties. This volume, like its predecessors, presents multidisciplinary treatments of important areas and new developments within precision physics. It concentrates on new topics and those not treated in the previous volumes. For example, on the proton structure and its effects on the energy levels, on simple molecules, on atoms somewhat more complicated than hydrogen (such as lithium), on exotic atoms and atoms with exotic nuclei.

The book includes a foreword by Nobel Prize Laureate Theodor Hänsch.


Experiment Fundamental constants Precision physics Simple atoms and molecules measurement metrology molecule scattering spectra spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Savely G. Karshenboim
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.D.I. Mendeleev Institute for MetrologyRussia
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik Hans-Kopfermann-Str.1D-85748 GarchingGermany

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