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Atomic and Molecular Beams: Production and Collimation

Cyril Bernard Lucas
September 30, 2017

Atomic and molecular beams are employed in physics and chemistry experiments and, to a lesser extent, in the biological sciences. These beams enable atoms to be studied under collision-free conditions and allow the study of their interaction with other atoms, charged particles, radiation, and...

Compact Plasma and Focused Ion Beams

Sudeep Bhattacharjee
September 30, 2017

Recent research has brought the application of microwaves from the classical fields of heating, communication, and generation of plasma discharges into the generation of compact plasmas that can be used for applications such as FIB and small plasma thrusters. However, these new applications bring...

Dynamical Tunneling: Theory and Experiment

Srihari Keshavamurthy, Peter Schlagheck
September 12, 2017

A prominent aspect of quantum theory, tunneling arises in a variety of contexts across several fields of study, including nuclear, atomic, molecular, and optical physics and has led to technologically relevant applications in mesoscopic science. Exploring mechanisms and consequences, Dynamical...

Gaseous Electronics: Tables, Atoms, and Molecules

Gorur Govinda Raju
September 11, 2017

With the constant emergence of new research and application possibilities, gaseous electronics is more important than ever in disciplines including engineering (electrical, power, mechanical, electronics, and environmental), physics, and electronics. The first resource of its kind, Gaseous...

Fractional Calculus with Applications for Nuclear Reactor Dynamics

Santanu Saha Ray
July 26, 2017

Introduces Novel Applications for Solving Neutron Transport Equations While deemed nonessential in the past, fractional calculus is now gaining momentum in the science and engineering community. Various disciplines have discovered that realistic models of physical phenomenon can be achieved with...

Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research

Yaming Zou, Roger Hutton, Fred Currell, Indrek Martinson, Siegbert Hagmann
June 14, 2017

The spectroscopy of highly charged ions plays a key role in numerous areas of physics, from quantum electrodynamics (QED) and parity nonconservation (PNC) testing to fusion and plasma physics to x-ray astronomy. Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research brings together many of the...

High Resolution Electronic Spectroscopy of Small Molecules

Geoffrey Duxbury, Alexander Alijah
April 20, 2017

Over recent years electronic spectroscopy has developed significantly, with key applications in atmospheric chemistry, astrophysics and astrochemistry. High Resolution Electronic Spectroscopy of Small Molecules explores both theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding the electronic...

Many-Body Methods for Atoms and Molecules

Rajat Kumar Chaudhuri, Sudip Kumar Chattopadhyay
October 26, 2016

Brings Readers from the Threshold to the Frontier of Modern Research Many-Body Methods for Atoms and Molecules addresses two major classes of theories of electron correlation: the many-body perturbation theory and coupled cluster methods. It discusses the issues related to the formal development...

Bond Orders and Energy Components: Extracting Chemical Information from Molecular Wave Functions

István Mayer
September 01, 2016

While modern computational methods can provide us with the wave function of a molecule in numerical form, most computer programs lack the sophisticated tools needed to extract chemical concepts from these wave functions. Saving researchers vast time and potential confusion, this volume collects and...

Quantum Nanochemistry, Volume Three: Quantum Molecules and Reactivity

Mihai V. Putz
March 21, 2016

Volume 3 of the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry presents the chemical reactivity throughout the molecular structure in general and chemical bonding in particular by introducing the bondons as the quantum bosonic particles of the chemical field, localization, from Hückel to Density Functional...

Understanding Spin Dynamics

Danuta Kruk
October 16, 2015

Experimental methods employing spin resonance effects (nuclear magnetic resonance and electron spin resonance) are broadly used in molecular science due to their unique potential to reveal mechanisms of molecular motion, structure, and interactions. The developed techniques bring together...

Single Molecule Science: Physical Principles and Models

Dmitrii E. Makarov
June 09, 2015

The observation and manipulation of individual molecules is one of the most exciting developments in modern molecular science. Single Molecule Science: Physical Principles and Models provides an introduction to the mathematical tools and physical theories needed to understand, explain, and model...

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