Oscillations in Finite Quantum Systems

Oscillations in Finite Quantum Systems

by G. F. Bertsch, R. A. Broglia
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521411483

ISBN-13: 9780521411486

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book surveys the physics of small clusters of particles undergoing oscillations and vibrations. These oscillations occur in nuclear physics and the physics and chemistry of atomic clusters. First, the authors survey experimental information on collective vibrations in atoms, metal clusters and nuclei, then they develop theoretical tools to understand these

Overview

This book surveys the physics of small clusters of particles undergoing oscillations and vibrations. These oscillations occur in nuclear physics and the physics and chemistry of atomic clusters. First, the authors survey experimental information on collective vibrations in atoms, metal clusters and nuclei, then they develop theoretical tools to understand these findings. Finally, they discuss important vibrational modes observed in the different systems and mechanisms for the damping of vibrational modes and the effects of excitation energy on the modes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521411486
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic concepts; 3. Theoretical tools; 4. RPA; 5. Dipole oscillations; 6. Surface modes; 7. Compressional modes; 8. Spin modes; 9. Line broadening and the decay of oscillations; 10. Thermal effects; Appendices; References; Index.

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