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Proceedings of the April 1997 seminar. The designation 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 strong static fields, the fundamental aspects and electronic structure of molecules in strong magnetic fields, the dynamics and aspects of chaos in highly excited Rydberg atoms in external fields, matter in the atmosphere of astrophysical objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars), and quantum nanostructures in strong magnetic fields. Contributors hail from such disparate fields as atomic and molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, and astrophysics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441932914
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

White Dwarfs for Physicists; D. Koester. Magnetic White Dwarfs; Observations in Cosmic Laboratories; S. Jordan. Hydrogen in Strong Electric and Magnetic Fields and Its Application to Magnetic White Dwarfs; S. Friedrich, et al. Helium Data for Strong Magnetic Fields Obtained by Finite Element Calculations; M. Braum, et al.. The Spectrum of Atomic Hydrogen in Magnetic and Electric Fields of White Dwarf Stars; P. Fassbinder, W. Schweizer. Neutron Star Atmospheres; G. Pavlov. Hydrogen Atoms in Neutron Star Atmospheres: Analytical Approximations for Binding Energies; A.Y. Potekhin. Absorption of Normal Modes in a Strongly Magnetized Hydrogen Gas; T. Bulik, G. Pavlov. Electronic Structure of Light Elements in Strong Magnetic Fields;P. Pouree, et al. From Field-Free Atoms to Finite Molecular Chains in Very Strong Magnetic Fields; M.R. Godefroid. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - a Précis; J.E. Crow. Self-Adaptive Finite Element Techniques for Stable Bound Matter-Antimatter Systems in Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields; J. Ackermann. A Computational Method for Quantum Dynamics of a Three-Dimensional Atom in Strong Fields; V.S. Melezhik. 25 Additional Articles. Index.

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