## Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Volume 32Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, established in 1965, continues its tradition of excellence with Volume 32, published in honor of Founding Editor Sir David Bates upon his retirement as editorof the series. This volume presents reviews of topics related to the applications of atomic and molecular physics to atmospheric physics and astrophysics. |

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### Contents

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Chapter 3 ElectronAtom Scattering Theory and Calculations | 39 |

Chapter 4 Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial H3+ | 57 |

Chapter 5 Indirect Ionization of Positive Atomic Ions | 69 |

Chapter 6 Quantum Defect Theory and Analysis of HighPrecision Helium Term Energies | 93 |

Chapter 7 ElectronIon and IonIon Recombination Processes | 117 |

Chapter 8 Studies of StateSelective Electron Capture in Atomic Hydrogen by Translational Energy Spectroscopy ... | 149 |

Chapter 12 How Perfect Are Complete Atomic Collision Experiments? | 223 |

Chapter 13 Adiabatic Expansions and Nonadiabatic Effects | 253 |

Chapter 14 Electron Capture to the Continuum | 279 |

Chapter 15 How Opaque Is a Star? | 295 |

Chapter 16 Studies of Electron Attachment at Thermal Energies Using the Flowing Afterglowangmuir Probe Technique | 307 |

Chapter 17 Exact and Approximate Rate Equations in AtomField Interactions | 345 |

Chapter 18 Atoms in Cavities and Traps | 379 |

Chapter 19 Some Recent Advances in ElectronImpact Excitation of n 3 States of Atomic Hydrogen and Helium ... | 407 |

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