Relativistic Atomic Collisions


  • Jorg Eichler, Hahn-Meitner-Institut
  • Walter Meyerhof, Stanford University


The primary markets for this book include relativistic accelerator laboratories, atomic physicists, and theoretical physicists. Professional scientists benefit most from Parts II and III of the book. Part II represents a review, mainly of the theory of relativistic collisions. Part III covers the experimental methods of the field. A secondary market for this book is graduate students, who can greatly benefit from Part I which gives the tools of relativistic electron theory and of the relativistic treatment of collisions, much of which is not covered in the standard texts. Part Iis a suitable supplement for graduate courses involving relativity, relativistic collisions, and atomic collisions.


Book information

  • Published: April 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-233675-1

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Theoretical Methods. Relativistic Kinematics. Fields of Moving Charges. Relativistic Electron Motion. Ion-Atom Collisions. Part II: Elementary Atomic Processes. Excitation and Ionization. Ionization-Many Electrons. Charge Exchange. Radiative Electron Capture. Electron-Positron Pair Production. Part III: Experimental Methods. Charge-State Preparation. Target Arrangements. Cross Section Determination. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.