Collisions of Electrons with Atoms and Molecules

  • G. F. Drukarev

Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. G. F. Drukarev
    Pages 1-21
  3. G. F. Drukarev
    Pages 22-66
  4. G. F. Drukarev
    Pages 82-97
  5. G. F. Drukarev
    Pages 180-198
  6. G. F. Drukarev
    Pages 220-229
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 230-242

About this book


This book is a short outline of the present state of the theory of electron collisions with atomic particles - atoms, molecules and ions. It is addressed to those who by nature of their work need detailed information about the cross sections of various processes of electron collisions with atomic particles: experimentalists working in plasma physics, optics, quantum electronics, atmospheric and space physics, 'etc. Some of the cross sections have been measured. But in many important cases the only source of information is theoretical calcu­ lation. The numerous theoretical papers dealing with electronic collision processes contain various approximations. The inter­ relation between them and the level of their accuracy is often diffi­ cult to understand without a systematic study of the theory of atomic collisions, not to mention that theoretical considerations are necessary for the consistent interpretation of experimental results. The main constituents of the book are: 1. General theory with special emphasis on the topics most impor­ tant for understanding and discussing electron collisions with atomic particles.


Cross section Plasma atomic collision collision elastic scattering molecule particles plasma physics positive ions scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • G. F. Drukarev
    • 1
  1. 1.Leningrad UniversityLeningradUSSR

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8997-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1779-1
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