Polarization and Correlation Phenomena in Atomic Collisions: A Practical Theory Course
Springer Science & Business Media, 30 avr. 2000 - 243 pages
Polarization and Correlation Phenomena in Atomic Collisions: A Practical Theory Course bridges the gap between traditional courses in quantum mechanics and practical investigations. The authors' goal is to guide students in training their ability to perform theoretical calculations of polarization and correlation characteristics of various processes in atomic collisions.
The book provides a concise description of the density matrix and statistical tensor formalism and presents a general approach to the description of angular correlation and polarization phenomena. It illustrates an application of the angular momentum technique to a broad variety of atomic processes.
The book contains derivations of the most important expressions for observable quantities in electron-atom and ion-atom scattering, including that for polarized beams and/or polarized targets, in photo-induced processes, autoionization and cascades of atomic transitions.
Spin-polarization and angular distributions of the reaction products are described, including the angular correlations in different types of coincidence measurements. The considered processes exemplify the general approach and the number of examples can be easily extended by a reader. The book supplies researchers, both theoreticians and experimentalists with a collection of helpful formulae and tables, and can serve as a reference book.
Based on a highly regarded course at Moscow State University and elsewhere, the book provides real guidance on theoretical calculations of practical use.
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Density Matrix and Statistical Tensors
12 Spin Density Matrix and Statistical Tensors
13 Spin Density Matrix and Statistical Tensors for Simple Systems
14 Symmetry Restrictions on the Density Matrix and Statistical Tensors
15 Efficiency Matrix and Efficiency Tensors
Production of Polarized States
22 Polarization and Angular Distribution of Scattering Products
23 Direct Atomic Photoeffect
52 Time Evolution of Statistical Tensors and Depolarization of Atomic Angular Momenta
53 Influence of Time Evolution of Statistical Tensors on Angular Distribution and Polarization of Decay Products
A2 Legendre Polynomials and Associated Legendre Polynomials
A3 Spherical Harmonics
A4 Bipolar spherical harmonics
A5 Solid Spherical Harmonics
A6 Rotations and Wigner DFunctions
24 Direct Ionization by Panicle Impact
Decay of Polarized States
32 Radiative Decay
33 Polarization State of the Residual Atomic System after Decay
34 Polarization in Cascade Decay
Resonant and TwoStep Processes
42 TwoStep Reactions of Ionization and Decay
43 Polarization and Correlations in Autoionization Processes
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