ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS: Introduction to Advanced Topics introduces advanced topics of Atomic and Molecular Collision Physics covering Atomic structure calculations, Photoionization of atomic systems, Electron-atom collisions, Ion-atom collisions, Collisions involving exotic particles, Ultracold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensation as well as Atomic data and Plasma diagnostics. This volume is very useful to start research in theoretical and experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics. The book is also helpful to those working in interrelated research areas like Laser physics, Astrophysics and Plasma and Fusion research where such a background of theoretical Atomic Collision Physics is an integral part.
Rajesh Srivastava.: Department of Physics Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee Rakesh Choubisa.: Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani
'Preface / Hartee-Fock Self-Consistent Field Method for Many-Electron Systems / Symmetry in Electron-Atom Collisions and Photoionization Process / Atomic Photoionization in the Born Approximation and Angular Distribution of Photoelectrons / Non-relativistic and Relativistic Distorted Wave Theory for Electron-Atom Collisions / Theory of (e,3e) Process on Atomic Systems / Fast Ion-Atom Collision Processes: Some Recent Investigations / Study of Collisions Involving Exotic Particles / Photodissociation Lifetime Studies on Gas-Phase Biomolecules / A Route to Bose-Einstein Condensate and Current Status / Bose-Einstein Condensates in a Harmonic Trap and Optical Lattice / Plasma and the Role of Atomic Physics in its Spectroscopic Diagnostic.