Density Matrix Theory and Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, 13 janv. 2012 - 346 pages
Written in a clear pedagogic style, this book deals with the application of density matrix theory to atomic and molecular physics. The aim is to precisely characterize sates by a vector and to construct general formulas and proofs of general theorems. The basic concepts and quantum mechanical fundamentals (reduced density matrices, entanglement, quantum correlations) are discussed in a comprehensive way. The discussion leads up to applications like coherence and orientation effects in atoms and molecules, decoherence and relaxation processes. This third edition has been updated and extended throughout and contains a completely new chapter exploring nonseparability and entanglement in two-particle spin-1/2 systems. The text discusses recent studies in atomic and molecular reactions. A new chapter explores nonseparability and entanglement in two-particle spin-1/2 systems.
 

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Table des matières

1 Basic Concepts
1
2 General Density Matrix Theory
35
3 Coupled Systems
61
4 Irreducible Components of the Density Matrix
115
5 Radiation from Polarized Atoms Quantum Beats
164
6 Some Applications
183
7 The Role of Orientation and Alignment in Molecular Processes
209
8 Quantum Theory of Relaxation
274
Appendixes
313
References
337
Index
341
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Karl Blum is Professor ath the University of Münster, Germany.

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