Atoms and Molecules in Strong External Fields

  • P. Schmelcher
  • W. Schweizer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Detlev Koester
    Pages 1-8
  3. Susanne Friedrich, Peter Faßbinder, Ingo Seipp, Ingo Seipp, Wolfgang Schweizer
    Pages 19-24
  4. Moritz Braun, Wolfgang Schweizer, Heiko Elster
    Pages 25-30
  5. George Pavlov
    Pages 37-48
  6. Patrice Pourre, Philippe Arnault, François Perrot
    Pages 61-67
  7. Jack E. Crow, John R. Sabin, Neil S. Sullivan
    Pages 77-81
  8. Wolfgang Schweizer, Matthias Stehle, Peter Faßbinder, Stefan Kulla, Ingo Seipp, Rosario Gonzalez
    Pages 95-100
  9. S. Fritzsche, B. Fricke, W.-D. Sepp
    Pages 101-108
  10. W. Hogervorst, A. Kips, K. Karremans, T. van der Veldt, G.J. Kuik, W. Vassen
    Pages 109-119
  11. J.-P. Connerade, K. T. Taylor, G. Droungas, N. E. Karapanagiati, M. S. Zhan, J. Rao
    Pages 121-134
  12. V. G. Bezchastnov, G. G. Pavlov, J. Ventura
    Pages 135-139
  13. D. Baye, M. Vincke
    Pages 141-151

About this book


This book contains contributions to the 172. WE-Heraeus-Seminar “Atoms and Molecules in Strong External Fields,” which took place April 7–11 1997 at the Phys- zentrum Bad Honnef (Germany). The designation “strong fields” applies to external static magnetic, and/or electric fields that are sufficiently intense to cause alterations in the atomic or molecular str- ture and dynamics. The specific topics treated are the behavior and properties of atoms in strong static fields, the fundamental aspects and electronic structure of molecules in strong magnetic fields, the dynamics and aspects of chaos in highly excited R- berg atoms in external fields, matter in the atmosphere of astrophysical objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars), and quantum nanostructures in strong magnetic fields. It is obvious that the elaboration of the corresponding properties in these regimes causes the greatest difficulties, and is incomplete even today. Present-day technology has made it possible for many research groups to study the behavior of matter in strong external fields, both experimentally and theore- cally, where the phrase “experimentally” includes the astronomical observations. - derstanding these systems requires the development of modern theories and powerful computational techniques. Interdisciplinary collaborations will be helpful and useful in developing more efficient methods to understand these important systems. Hence the idea was to bring together people from different fields like atomic and molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, astrophysics and all those colleagues interested in aspects of few-body systems in external fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Schmelcher
    • 1
  • W. Schweizer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.University of TübingenTübingenGermany

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45811-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47074-5
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