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Introduction

  • Viatcheslav P. Shevelko
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Part of the Springer Series on Atoms+Plasmas book series (SSAOPP, volume 18)

Abstract

The development of fundamental and applied research in quantum electronics, astrophysics, plasma physics, physics of the upper atmosphere and quantum chemistry requires the knowledge of radiative and collisional characteristics of neutral atoms colliding with photons and atomic particles. By the latter we mean electrons, ions, atoms and molecules. Such characteristics as energy levels, transition probabilities, cross sections and rate coefficients of different elementary processes, occurring in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, are of high interest in investigations of plasma-kinetic problems, various diagnostic purposes, development of new laboratory ion and atom sources, radiative losses, plasma spectroscopy, injection of energetic neutral atomic beams for plasma heating, plasma modeling and others.

Keywords

Elementary Process Rate Coefficient Plasma Heating Plasma Modeling Lamb Shift 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Viatcheslav P. Shevelko
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  1. 1.P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute Optical DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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