Physics of Atoms and Molecules

Author: B. H. Bransden,Charles Jean Joachain,Theodor J Plivier

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582356924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1114

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The study of atomic and molecular physics is a key component of undergraduate courses in physics, because of its fundamental importance to the understanding of many aspects of modern physics. The aim of this new edition is to provide a unified account of the subject within an undergraduate framework, taking the opportunity to make improvements based on the teaching experience of users of the first edition, and cover important new developments in the subject." " " " "Key features of this new edition: " " " Revised material on molecular structure and spectra Extended material on electronic and atomic collisions A new chapterdescribing applications based on the use of the maser and the laser, including laser spectroscopy, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, Bose-Einstein condensation, atom lasers and atomic systems in intense laser fields A new chapter describing other applications, including magnetic resonance, atom optics, atoms in cavities, ions in traps, atomic clocks and astrophysics Revised appendices include new material on molecules and updated tables of physical constants Solutions of selected problems B.H. Bransden isEmeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Durham. C.J. Joachain is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Brussels. They areco-authors of "Quantum Mechanics, "also published by Prentice Hall. "
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Density-Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules

Author: Robert G. Parr,Yang Weitao

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195357738

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This book is a rigorous, unified account of the fundamental principles of the density-functional theory of the electronic structure of matter and its applications to atoms and molecules. Containing a detailed discussion of the chemical potential and its derivatives, it provides an understanding of the concepts of electronegativity, hardness and softness, and chemical reactivity. Both the Hohenberg-Kohn-Sham and the Levy-Lieb derivations of the basic theorems are presented, and extensive references to the literature are included. Two introductory chapters and several appendices provide all the background material necessary beyond a knowledge of elementary quantum theory. The book is intended for physicists, chemists, and advanced students in chemistry.
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Spectra of Atoms and Molecules

Author: Peter F. Bernath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199382573

Category: Atomic spectroscopy

Page: 488

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This third edition of Peter Bernath's successful Spectra of Atoms and Molecules is designed to provide advanced undergraduates and graduate students a working knowledge of the vast field of spectroscopy. Also of interest to chemists, physicists, astronomers, atmospheric scientists, and engineers, this volume emphasizes the fundamental principles of spectroscopy with the primary goal of teaching the interpretation of spectra. Features include a presentation of group theory needed to understand spectroscopy, detailed worked examples and a large number of excellent problems at the end of each chapter. Prof. Bernath provides a large number of diagrams and spectra which have been specifically recorded for this book. Molecular symmetry, matrix representation of groups, quantum mechanics, and group theory are among the topics covered; atomic, rotational, vibrational, electronic and Raman spectra are analyzed. Bernath's clear treatment of the confusing topic of line strengths as needed for quantitative applications is featured. This much-needed new edition has been updated to include the 2010 CODATA revision of physical constants, and a large number of corrections and clarifications. Responding to student requests, the main new feature is the addition of detailed worked examples in each chapter. Spectra of Atoms and Molecules, 3e will help demystify spectroscopy by showing readers the necessary steps in a derivation, as well as the final result.
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Rydberg States of Atoms and Molecules

Author: R. F. Stebbings,F. B. Dunning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052124823X

Category: Science

Page: 515

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After the development of the tunable laser, experimental studies in Rydberg states of atoms and molecules grew at a remarkable rate. Fundamental questions were resolved, opening doors for more experimental activity and theoretical inquiry. In this comprehensive summary of knowledge of Rydberg states, which was originally published in 1983, Professors Stebbings and Dunning brought together a select collection of experimental and theoretical discussions. Composed of works by the acknowledged leaders in the field, this volume will be of value for anyone with an interest in molecular physics.
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Exploring Atoms and Molecules

Author: Nigel Saunders

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404237506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains what atoms and molecules are, describes how they combine to form elements and compounds, and discusses their various properties and uses.
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Atoms and Molecules

Investigating the Building Blocks of Matter

Author: Chris Woodford,Martin Clowes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448872057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Greek philosophers first hypothesized that matter was composed of atoms, but the theory would not resurface again until the late 17th century. The idea that that atoms joined to form structures called molecules first appeared in the 19th century and helped explain why gases, liquids, and solids behave differently from one another. In the 20th century subatomic particles were discovered—electrons, protons, and neutrons—and atomic structure was finally understood. These breakthroughs led to the development of quantum theory and quantum mechanics. This book details the inspiring and heroic discovery, delving deeply into intriguing stories, reviewing major scientific landmarks, and introducing readers to the vivid men and women who helped discover and map the microscopic universe that is the atom. Supplemental content includes an activity spread, a substantial and highly detailed timeline, and a list of key people with mini-biographies.
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Adventures with Atoms and Molecules

Chemistry Experiments for Young People

Author: Robert C. Mebane,Thomas R. Rybolt

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766012240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 82

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Chemistry experiments for home or school demonstrate the properties and behavior of various kinds of atoms and molecules.
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Atoms and Molecules

Author: Molly Aloian

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778742401

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9781

An overview of the basic building blocks of the universe.
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Atoms and Molecules

Author: Nathan Lepora

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761441922

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Describes the fascinating details and characteristics of atoms and molecules that are too small for the unaided eye to see"--Provided by publisher".
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Relativistic Quantum Theory of Atoms and Molecules

Theory and Computation

Author: Ian P Grant

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387350691

Category: Science

Page: 800

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This book is intended for physicists and chemists who need to understand the theory of atomic and molecular structure and processes, and who wish to apply the theory to practical problems. As far as practicable, the book provides a self-contained account of the theory of relativistic atomic and molecular structure, based on the accepted formalism of bound-state Quantum Electrodynamics. The author was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1992.
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Magnetic Atoms and Molecules

Author: William Weltner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486661407

Category: Science

Page: 422

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This comprehensive graduate-level text by a leading researcher in atomic and molecular spectroscopy explores the electron-spin-resonance theory of randomly oriented molecules. "I recommend it highly." ? American Scientist. 119 illustrations.
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Atoms and Molecules

Author: Mitchel Weissbluth

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 032314294X

Category: Science

Page: 730

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Atoms and Molecules describes the basic properties of atoms and molecules in terms of group theoretical methods in atomic and molecular physics. The book reviews mathematical concepts related to angular momentum properties, finite and continuous rotation groups, tensor operators, the Wigner-Eckart theorem, vector fields, and vector spherical harmonics. The text also explains quantum mechanics, including symmetry considerations, second quantization, density matrices, time-dependent, and time-independent approximation methods. The book explains atomic structure, particularly the Dirac equation in which its nonrelativistic approximation provides the basis for the derivation of the Hamiltonians for all important interactions, such as spin-orbit, external fields, hyperfine. Along with multielectron atoms, the text discusses multiplet theory, the Hartree-Fock formulation, as well as the electromagnetic radiation fields, their interactions with atoms in first and higher orders. The book explores molecules and complexes, including the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, molecular orbitals, the self-consistent field method, electronic states, vibrational and rotational states, molecular spectra, and the ligand field theory. The book can prove useful for graduate or advanced students and academicians in the field of general and applied physics.
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Laser Control of Atoms and Molecules

Author: V. S. Letokhov

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198528167

Category: Science

Page: 310

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This text treats laser light as a universal tool to control matter at the atomic and molecular level, one of the most exciting applications of lasers. Lasers can heat matter, cool atoms to ultra-low temperatures where they show quantum collective behaviour, and can act selectively on specific atoms and molecules for their detection and separation.
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Introduction to the Quantum World of Atoms and Molecules

Author: Jens Peder Dahl

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810245658

Category: Science

Page: 460

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This invaluable book provides a balanced and integrated introduction to the quantum world of atoms and molecules. The underlying basis of quantum mechanics is carefully developed, with respect for the historical tradition and from a molecular angle. The fundamental concepts in the theory of atomic and molecular structure are thoroughly discussed, as are the central techniques needed in quantum-chemical applications. Special attention is paid to exposing and clarifying the common ground of Hartree?Fock theory and density-functional theory. Throughout the text, the discussion is pedagogically obliging and aims at simplicity and mathematical clarity, while avoiding the use of advanced mathematics. End-of-chapter problems supplement the main text.
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Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics: Atoms and Molecules

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080860183

Category: Science

Page: 435

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Combined with the other two volumes, this text is a comprehensive treatment of the key experimental methods of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, as well as an excellent experimental handbook for the field. Thewide availability of tunable lasers in the past several years has revolutionized the field and lead to the introduction of many new experimental methods that are covered in these volumes. Traditional methods are also included to ensure that the volumes will be a complete reference source for the field.
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Clusters of Atoms and Molecules

Theory, Experiment, and Clusters of Atoms

Author: Hellmut Haberland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642843298

Category: Science

Page: 422

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Clusters of Atoms and Molecules I is devoted to theoretical concepts and experimental techniques important in the rapidly expanding field of cluster science. Cluster properties are dicussed for clusters composed of alkali metals, semiconductors, transition metals, carbon, oxides and halides of alkali metals, rare gases, and neutral molecules. The book contains several well-integrated treatments, all prepared by experts. Each contribution starts out as simple as possible and ends with the latest results, so that the book can serve as a text for a course, an introduction into the field, or as a reference book for the expert.
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Atoms and Molecules in Strong External Fields

Author: Germany) W. E. Heraeus Seminar 1994 (Bad Honnef

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030645811X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Proceedings of the April 1997 seminar. The designation strong fields applies to external static magnetic and/or electric fields that are sufficiently intense to cause alterations in atomic or molecular structure and dynamics. Thirty-eight contributions discuss the behavior and properties of atoms in
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The Basics of Atoms and Molecules

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477727183

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Discusses the basic concepts of atoms and molecules.
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Annual Review of Cold Atoms and Molecules

Author: Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814440396

Category: Science

Page: 518

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The aim of this book is to present review articles describing the latest theoretical and experimental developments in the field of cold atoms and molecules. Our hope is that this series will promote research by both highlighting recent breakthroughs and by outlining some of the most promising research directions in the field.
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