© 1987

Photons and Continuum States of Atoms and Molecules

Proceedings of a Workshop Cortona, Italy, June 16–20, 1986

  • Naseem K. Rahman
  • Carla Guidotti
  • Maria Allegrini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Photons and Atomic Continua

  3. Above-Threshold Ionization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. F. Yergeau, G. Petite, P. Agostini
      Pages 78-83
    3. H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell, H. G. Muller, M. J. van der Wiel
      Pages 84-90
    4. G. P. Arrighini, N. Durante, C. Guidotti
      Pages 111-117

About these proceedings


Since 1981 there has been an attempt in Europe to organize a series of small meetings/workshops/tavole rotonde with the aim of bringing together physi­ cists and chemists interested in problems concerning atoms or molecules in­ teracting with external photons where the continua are investigated. The number of problems that fall into this category turns out to be vast. However, it is not possible to make a strict separation into problems con­ cerning atomic and molecular collisions and those related to the usual spec­ troscopy. This admixture of two disciplines, discussions on the role of photons and on the interaction of external electromagnetic fields with the continuum provided a central motivation for these workshops. The fourth of this series of meetings was held at Cortona between June 16 and 20, 1986. It was attended by about 100 researchers in the field and there were 43 presentations, all having equal time. These talks form the subject matter of this volume. The idea of publishing the proceedings of these meetings is not new. It allows one to have small meetings in which the subject matter can be discussed at length in a lively atmosphere. However, after the meeting is over, the speakers can collect their thoughts and produce articles in which the results of their interaction with the other participants can be incorporated.


atmosphere atomic collision atoms collision electromagnetic electromagnetic field electromagnetic fields excited atoms fields hydrogen atom magnetic field magnetic fields molecule photon scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Naseem K. Rahman
    • 1
  • Carla Guidotti
    • 1
  • Maria Allegrini
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica IndustrialeUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Moleculare del C.N.R.PisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photons and Continuum States of Atoms and Molecules
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of a Workshop Cortona, Italy, June 16–20, 1986
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17387-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-71780-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71778-9
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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