The Theory of Auger Transitions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121698508, 9780323158060

The Theory of Auger Transitions

1st Edition

Editors: D Chattarji
eBook ISBN: 9780323158060
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 278
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The Theory of Auger Transitions reviews the Auger effect theory, relating it to the broad spectrum of atomic and physical theory.

This book discusses the Auger effect involving discrete and continuous states of the atomic system, which can be used as a good testing ground for fundamental atomic theory, such as the various atomic models and their concomitant wave functions. The application of Auger spectroscopy to surface chemical analysis is also elaborated.

Other topics include the symmetry and invariance, theory of the Auger process, coulomb field and coulomb wave functions, and symmetry-breaking and classification of states. The central-field calculations, many-electron atom, advances in Auger theory, and Auger electron spectroscopy and its application to surface science are likewise covered in this text.

This publication is intended for scientists and atomic physicists, but is also useful to theoreticians and graduate student specializing in atomic physics.

Table of Contents


1. Symmetry and Invariance—Some Preliminary Notions

1. Introduction

2. The Group Concept

3. Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

4. Symmetry and Invariance

5. The Direct Product Group

2. Theory of the Auger Process

1. Introduction

2. Mechanism of the Auger Process. Real and Virtual Photons

3. The Møller Formula

4. Generalized Derivation of the Moller Formula

5. Some Related Concepts and Processes

3. The Coulomb Field and Coulomb Wave Functions

1. Introduction

2. Symmetry Properties of the Coulomb Field

3. The Non-Relativistic Spin-1/2 (NRS) Particle in a Coulomb Field

4. Some Coulomb Field Calculations of Auger Transitions

5. Screening Parameters

6. The Hydrogenic Atom—Some Dividends

4. Symmetry-Breaking and the Classification of States

1. Introduction

2. The LS Coupling Scheme (Russell-Saunders Coupling)

3. The jj Coupling Scheme

4. The Intermediate Coupling Scheme

5. Configuration Interaction

6. The Mixed Coupling Scheme

5. Some Central-Field Calculations

1. Introduction

2. Wigner Algebra and Selection Rules

3. Auger Transition Probabilities in jj Coupling

4. Transition Rates with LS Coupling

5. Transition Probabilities with Intermediate Coupling

6. Electron Energies of the K-Auger Spectrum

6. The Many-Electron Atom

1. Introduction

2. Symmetries of the Many-Electron System

3. Techniques for the Many-Electron System

4. Nonrelativistic Self-Consistent-Field Calculations—Theory and Experiment

5. The Relativistic Hartree-Fock Method

6. The Thomas-Fermi-Dirac Method

7. Relativistic Approaches to the Many-Electron Atom—Theory and Experiment

7. Some Recent Advances in Auger Theory

1. Satellite Spectra

2. Auger Transitions in Partially Filled Shells

3. Effects of Electron Correlation

8. Auger Electron Spectroscopy and its Application to Surface Science

1. Introduction

2. Auger Electron Energies—General Features

3. Auger Electron Spectroscopy as a Surface Technique—Historical Background

4. The Secondary Electron Spectrum

5. Auger Electron Spectra of Atoms in Solids

6. Experimental Technique

7. Surface Chemical Analysis with AES




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