Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Benjamin Bederson contributed to the world of physics in many areas: in atomic physics, where he achieved renown by his scattering and polarizability experiments, as the Editor-in-Chief for the American Physical Society, where he saw the introduction of electronic publishing and a remarkable growth of the APS journals, with ever increasing world-wide contributions to these highly esteemed journals, and as the originator of a number of international physics conferences in the fields of atomic and collision physics, which are continuing to this day. Bederson was also a great teacher and university administrator.

The first part of this volume of Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (AAMOP), entitled Benjamin Bederson: Works, Comments and Legacies, contains articles written from a personal perspective. His days at Los Alamos during World War II, working on the A bomb, are recounted by V. Fitch. H. Walther writes on the time when both were editors of AAMOP. H. Lustig, E. Merzbacher and B. Crasemann, with whom Bederson had a long-term association at the American Physical Society, contribute their experiences, one of them in the style of a poem. C.D. Rice recalls his days when he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU, and the education in physics that he received from Bederson, then Dean of the Graduate School. The contribution by R. Stuewer is on Bederson as physicist historian (his latest interest). N. Lane draws some parallels between "two civic scientists, Benjamin Bederson and the other Benjamin". The papers are introduced by H.H. Stroke, in an overview of Bederson's career. A biography and bibliography are included.

The second part of the volume contains scientific articles on the Casimir effects (L. Spruch), dipole polarizabilities (X. Chu, A. Dalgarno), two-electron molecular bonds revisited (G. Chen, S.A. Chin, Y. Dou, K.T. Kapale, M. Kim, A.A. Svidzinsky, K. Uretkin, H. Xiong, M.O. Scully, and resonance fluorescence of two-level atoms (H. Walther). J. Pinard and H.H. Stroke review spectroscopy with radioactive atoms. T. Miller writes on electron attachment and detachment in gases, and, with H. Gould, on recent developments in the measurement of static electric dipole polarizabilities. R. Celotta and J.A. Stroscio's most recent work on trapping and moving atoms on surfaces is contributed here. C.C. Lin and J.B. Borrard's article is on electron-impact excitation cross sections. The late Edward Pollack wrote his last paper for this volume, Atomic and Ionic Collisions. L. Vuskovic and S. Popovi´c write on atomic interactions in a weakly ionized gas and ionizing shock waves. The last scientific article is by H. Kleinpoppen, B. Lohmann, A. Grum-Grzhimailo and U. Becker on approaches to perfect/complete scattering in atomic and molecular physics. The book ends with an essay on teaching by R.E. Collins.

  • Benjamin Bederson - Atomic Physicist, Civil Scientist
  • The Physical Review and Its Editor
  • Los Alamos in World War II - View from Below
  • Physics in Poetry
  • Casimir Effects - Pedagogical Notes
  • Atomic Physics in Collisions, Polarizabilities, Gases, Atomic Physics and Radioactive Atoms
  • Molecular Bond Revisited
  • Resonance Fluorescence in 2-Level Atoms
  • Trapping and Moving Atoms on Surfaces

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123747990
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Paradox of Self-Interaction Correction: How Can Anything So Right Be So Wrong?
    John P. Perdew, Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Jianwei Sun, and Mark R. Pederson
  2. Local Spin Density Treatment of Substitutional Defects in Ionic Crystals with Self-Interaction Corrections
    Koblar Jackson
  3. Electronic Transport as a Driver for Self-Interaction-Corrected Methods
    Anna Pertsova, Carlo Canali, Mark R. Pederson, Ivan Rungger and S. Sanvito
  4. The Two-Set and Average-Density Self-Interaction Corrections Applied to Small Electronic Systems
    Phuong M. Dinh, Paul-Gerhard Reinhard, Eric Suraud and Marc Vincendon
  5. Koopmans-Compliant Self-Interaction Corrections
    Nicolas Poilvert, Giovanni Borghi, Ngoc Linh Nguyen, Nathan Keilbart, Kevin Wang and Ismaila Dabo
  6. Constrained Local Potentials for Self Interaction Correction
    Nikitas I. Gidopoulos and Nektarios N. Lathiotakis
  7. Self-interaction Correction as a Kohn-Sham Scheme in Ground-State and Time-Dependent Density Functional
    Stephan Kümmel
  8. Self-Interaction Corrections within the Fermi-Orbital-Based Formalism
    Mark R. Pederson and Tunna Baruah
  9. Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics in GaAs and InAs Semiconductor Quantum Dots
    Duncan G. Steel
  10. Ultracold Neutral Plasmas Well into the Strongly Coupled Regime
    Michael S. Murillo and Scott D. Bergeson
  11. Coherent Population Trapping, Nuclear Spin Cooling And Lévy Ights in Solid State
    Atom-Like Systems
    Swati Singh, Y. Chu, Mikhail D. Lukin, Susanne F. Yelin
  12. Thermodynamics of Quantum Systems under Dynamical Control
    David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, Wolfgang Niedenzu and Gershon Kurizki

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