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Atoms in Strong Magnetic Fields

Quantum Mechanical Treatment and Applications in Astrophysics and Quantum Chaos

  • Hanns Ruder
  • Günter Wunner
  • Heinz Herold
  • Florian Geyer

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 1-12
  3. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 13-21
  4. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 23-33
  5. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 35-56
  6. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 57-68
  7. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 69-87
  8. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 89-108
  9. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 109-122
  10. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 123-152
  11. Hanns Ruder, Günter Wunner, Heinz Herold, Florian Geyer
    Pages 153-181
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 183-309

About this book

Introduction

In this book we summarize the essential results of our efforts over the years to calculate energies, wave functions, and electromagnetic transitions of atoms as functions of the magnetic field strength from laboratory fields up to neutron star magnetic fields. Motivated by the observational evidence of huge magnetic 5 fields with strengths up to 10 T in the vicinity of white dwarf stars and of up 9 to 10 T in the vicinity of neutron stars the authors, together with coworkers and candidates for doctor and diploma degrees, have investigated this ,fasci­ nating quantum mechanical problem more or less continuously since 1978. The extensive tables and figures in the appendices represent the most complete data set to date in this field of research. For practical use all numbers are available by "anonymous ftp" over Internet. The first direct measurement of a neutron star magnetic field by Trum­ per and his group, who observed a cyclotron feature at about 50 ke V in the spectrum of the X-ray pulsar Hercules X-I corresponding to a field strength of 8 several 10 T, stimulated investigations of atoms within the framework of the adiabatic approximation, which is well justified for such field strengths. This method and its results are discussed in Chaps. 3, 5, and 6.

Keywords

Magnetfelder Quantenmechanik Stellare Umgebung Strong Magnetic Field atoms chaos environment hydrogen magnetic fields quantum chaos quantum mechanical methods stars stellar environment two-body problem white dwarf

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanns Ruder
    • 1
  • Günter Wunner
    • 2
  • Heinz Herold
    • 1
  • Florian Geyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretische AstrophysikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl 1Ruhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78820-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78822-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78820-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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