Many-Particle Quantum Dynamics in Atomic and Molecular Fragmentation

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Joachim Ullrich, V.P. Shevelko
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 29, 2013 - Science - 515 pages
This book aims to give a comprehensive view on the present status of a tremendously fast-developing field - the quantum dynamics of fragmenting many-particle Coulomb systems. In striking contrast to the profound theo retical knowledge, achieved from extremely precise experimental results on the static atomic and molecular structure, it was only three years ago when the three-body fundamental dynamical problem of breaking up the hydro gen atom by electron impact was claimed to be solved in a mathematically consistent way. Until now, more "complicated", though still fundamental scenarios, ad dressing the complete fragmentation of the "simplest" many-electron system, the helium atom, under the action of a time-dependent external force, have withstood any consistent theoretical description. Exceptions are the most "trivial" situations where the breakup is induced by the impact of a single real photon or of a virtual photon under a perturbation caused by fast, low charged particle impact. Similarly, the dissociation of the "simplest" molecu lar systems like Ht or HD+, fragmentating in collisions with slow electrons, or the H3 molecule breaking apart into two or three" pieces" as a result of a single laser-photon excitation, establish a major challenge for state-of-the-art theoretical approaches.
 

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Contents

Kinematics of Atomic and Molecular
1
RecoilIon Momentum Spectroscopy
2
Relaxation Dynamics of Core Excited Molecules
16
References
31
R Moshammer D Fischer H Kollmus
33
References
57
References
69
References
81
From Atoms to Molecules
244
References
257
Probed by AugerElectronIon Coincidences
276
References
278
Marc Simon Catalin Miron and Paul Morin
283
References
299
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315
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336

References
100
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120
CloseCoupling Approach to MultipleAtomic Ionization
137
Numerical Grid Methods
152
for Spatial Variables in Cylindrical Geometry
163
SMatrix Approach to IntenseField Processes
169
References
182
to the Complex Quantum Orbits
193
TimeDependent Density Functional Theory
205
6
215
for Extended Systems
234
References
350
References
377
References
406
CoulombExplosion Imaging Studies
411
References
426
ElectronInteraction Effects
447
References
461
References
482
Index
509
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