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Electromagnetic Interactions

  • Provides theoretical methods for the interaction of very strong electromagnetic fields with charged particles

  • Explains basic theory for the influence of electromagnetic fields and of high power lasers on fast charged particles

  • Presents the description of the interaction of charged particles with other charges

  • Discusses the problem of field reaction and controlling dynamics of charges by an electromagnetic field


Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 1-31
  3. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 33-66
  4. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 67-100
  5. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 101-132
  6. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 133-215
  7. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 217-238
  8. Slobodan Danko Bosanac
    Pages 239-286
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-333

About this book


This book is devoted to theoretical methods used in the extreme circumstances of very strong electromagnetic fields. The development of high power lasers, ultrafast processes, manipulation of electromagnetic fields and the use of very fast charged particles interacting with other charges requires an adequate theoretical description. Because of the very strong electromagnetic field, traditional theoretical approaches, which have primarily a perturbative character, have to be replaced by descriptions going beyond them. In the book an extension of the semi-classical radiation theory and classical dynamics for particles is performed to analyze single charged atoms and dipoles submitted to electromagnetic pulses. Special attention is given to the important problem of field reaction and controlling dynamics of charges by an electromagnetic field.


Charge in Electromagnetic Wave Confinement of Charge Dynamics of Atoms Dynamics of Charge Dynamics of Dipoles Level Shifts Radiation Theory Short Electromagnetic Pulse Strong Electromagnetic Fields

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Physical ChemistryRuđer Bošković InstituteZagrebCroatia

About the authors

Prof. Slobodan Danko Bosanac Graduated in Theoretical Physics from the University of Zagreb in 1968 and in 1972 received Ph. D. from the University of Sussex, UK, in Molecular Sciences. After postdoctoral research at the University of Bristol, UK, in 1974 obtained a research position at the R. Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, which had been since then his permanent domicile institution.  During his research carrier published around 100 papers, three books and was principal investigator in several international science projects. Prof. Bosanac was visiting professor at a number of universities:  University of Florida, University of Kaiserslautern, MPI fur Stromungsforschung in Gottingen,  University of Sussex, Harvard University,  MIT, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, to mention few.  For his research received two State prices in science, in 1997 and 2013.

His field of research is atomic and molecular physics, electromagnetic interaction with charges, astrophysics. In 1986 he initiated interdisciplinary conferences under a general title Brijuni Conferences that since then run continuously on a biannual basis. Prof. Bosanac is a president of the Croatian branch of the US based organization Center for Inquiry whose primary aim is promotion of science. He was also recently appointed head of the Swiss Space Systems branch for Croatia, with a general aim of setting up Space Center Croatia with the central object the Space Port.    

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