Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Volume 45

1st Edition

Theory of the Interaction of Swift Ions with Matter, Part 1

Serial Volume Editors: Remigio Cabrera-Trujillo John Sabin
Print ISBN: 9780123917782
eBook ISBN: 9780080544076
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd July 2004
Page Count: 304
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Advances in Quantum Chemistry presents surveys of current developments in this rapidly developing field that falls between the historically established areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. With invited reviews written by leading international researchers, each presenting new results, it provides a single vehicle for following progress in this interdisciplinary area.

The intention of this and the next volume in this series is to present the latest developments in the field of energy deposition as it is actually viewed by many of the major researchers working in this area. It is hard to incorporate all of the important players and all of the topics related to energy deposition in the limited space available; however the editors have tried to present the state of the art as it is now.

Key Features

  • High quality and thorough reviews of various aspects of quantum chemistry


Quantum chemists, physical chemists, physicists.

Table of Contents

Preface (R. Cabrera-Trujillo, J.R. Sabin).
The Theory and Computation of Energy Deposition Properties (R. Cabrera-Trujillo, J.R. Sabin).
Ionization and energy loss beyond perturbation theory (P.L. Grande , G. Schiwietz).
Non-Linear Approach to the Energy Loss of Ions in Solidsm (N.R. Arista, A.F. Lifschitz).
Molecular dynamics simulations of energy deposition in solids (M.J. Caturla, A. Gras Martí).
Dynamical Processes in Stopping Cross Sections (R. Cabrera-Trujillo et al.).
The Treatment of Energy Loss inTerms of Induced Current Density (V.A. Khodyrev).
The Use of Green's Functions in the Calculation of Proton Stopping Power (E.J. McGuire).
Charge Exchange Processes in Low Energy Ion-Metal Collisions (R.C. Monreal, F. Flores).
Nonlinear Screening and Electron Capture Processes of Ions in Metals (R. Díez Muiño, A. Arnau).
Energy loss in the interaction of atomic particles with solid surfaces (M. Alducin, J.I. Juaristi).
Nonlinear, Band-structure, and Surface Effects in the Interaction of Charged Particles with Solids (J.M. Pitarke et al.).
Electronic Stopping and Momentum Density of Diamond from First-Principles Treatment of the Microscopic Dielectric Function (R.J. Mathar et al.).


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Remigio Cabrera-Trujillo

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

John Sabin

John R. Sabin was born in Springfield, Mass, and educated at Williams College (BA) and the University of New Hampshire (PhD). Following that, he was a postdoctoral at Uppsala University in Sweden, and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. For the past four decades, he has worked in the Quantum Theory Project, Department of Physics, at the University of Florida as Professor of Physics. He also spent fifteen years as Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. For the past thirty years he has also been Adjungeret Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Prof. Sabin is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been a Fulbright Fellow. He is Editor of Advances in Quantum Chemistry, and is on the editorial boards of several journals. Prof. Sabin’s scientific interests have always been in the theory of molecular electronic structure. More recently, he has been working on the theory of interaction of fast particles, mostly protons and alpha particles, with proto-biological molecules, in terms of the transfer of energy from the projectile to the molecular target, and the outcome of that energy transfer. Such energy transfer is primarily electronic, and the initial electronic excitation results in target electronic and vibrational excitation, ionization, fragmentation, charge exchange, and other processes. The study of these processes, known as stopping power, has applications in fields from microelectronics to tumor therapy. The investigations are interesting and continue.

Affiliations and Expertise

Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA


"Quantum chemistry has emerged as a subject in its own right. The appearance of a review publication which surveys recent achievements in the field is therefore very appropriate." —PROCEEDINGS OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY