Dealing mainly with collisions of electrons and photons with heavy particles, Atomic Collisions discusses electron-electron and photon-electron collisions. The energy range covered extends from a few meV up to a few MeV (excluding collisions in which nuclear forces are important). Emphasis is on the mechanisms by which the various collisions take place; almost all of the scattering approximations used in atomic collision theory are considered. Topics covered include scattering resonances, coincidence measurements, merged-beam experiments, positron collisions, collisions between spin-polarized particles, GaAs polarized electron sources, position-sensitive detection, synchrotron radiation sources, cyclotron resonance masers, laser cooling and trapping, multiphoton processes, and more. The exposition is relatively self-contained and includes end-of-chapter notes and more than 200 problems.
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