Titel: Handbook of Theoretical Atomic Physics
Autoren/Herausgeber: Miron Ya. Amusia, Larissa Chernysheva, Victor Yarzhemsky
About the key author Prof. Amusia: Professor, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1992-now; Principal scientist, A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg Visiting Professor at CTSPS, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA; Yamado Foundation Fellow, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan; Imperial College, London, UK; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; University of Aarhus, Denmark; Argonne National Laboratory Fellow, Chicago, USA Prizes Commemorative P. L. Kapitza medal "To the author of a scientific discovery", Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2004; Academician of the Russian Academy of the natural sciences, Russia, 2002; B. P. Konstantinov medal and price, A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, 2001; American Physical Society Fellowship, USA, 1995; Distinguished Associate Member, CTSPS, Clark Atlanta University, USA, 1998; Honorary Advisory Board Member, International Workshop on Photoionization, 1997, 2002; Lady Davis Fellowship, Hebrew University, Israel, 1995; Argonne National Laboratory Fellowship, USA, 1992; Humboldt Research Award, Germany, 1990 Authored 11 books, 9 of them in Russian, 1 of the latter is translated into English.
The aim of this book is to present highly accurate and extensive theoretical Atomic data and to give a survey of selected calculational methods for atomic physics, used to obtain these data. The book presents the results of calculations of cross sections and probabilities of a broad variety of atomic processes with participation of photons and electrons, namely on photoabsorption, electron scattering and accompanying effects. Included are data for photoabsorption and electron scattering cross-sections and probabilities of vacancy decay formed for a large number of atoms and ions. Attention is also given to photoionization and vacancy decay in endohedrals and to positron-atom scattering. The book is richly illustrated. The methods used are one-electron Hartree-Fock and the technique of Feynman diagrams that permits to include many-electron correlations. This is done in the frames of the Random Phase approximation with exchange and the many-body perturbation theory. Newly obtained and previously collected atomic data are presented. The atomic data are useful for investigating the electronic structure and physical processes in solids and liquids, molecules and clusters, astronomical objects, solar and planet atmospheres and atomic nucleus. Deep understanding of chemical reactions and processes is reached by deep and accurate knowledge of atomic structure and processes with participation of atoms. This book is useful for theorists performing research in different domains of contemporary physics, chemistry and biology, technologists working on production of new materials and for experimentalists performing research in the field of photon and electron interaction with atoms, molecules, solid bodies and liquids.