CHARLTON, M.; HUMBERSTON, J. W.
Title Positron Physics.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Edition Cambridge Monographs on Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics Series.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2000.
0521415500 / 9780521415507
Seller ID 44109X1
Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the field of low energy positrons and positronium within atomic and molecular physics. It begins with an introduction to the field, discussing the background to low energy positron beams, and then covers topics such as total scattering cross sections, elastic scattering, positronium formation, excitation and ionization, annihilation and positronium interactions. Each chapter contains a blend of theory and experiment, giving a balanced treatment of all the topics. The book will be useful for graduate students and researchers in physics and chemistry. It is ideal for those wishing to gain rapid, in-depth knowledge of this unique branch of atomic physics. The contents of the book is as follows: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Total scattering cross sections; 3. Elastic scattering; 4. Positronium formation; 5. Excitation and ionization; 6. Positron annihilation; 7. Positronium and its interactions; 8. Exotic species involving positrons. "Positron Physics is a real textbook, though without exercises. Its unifying viewpoint and beautiful format as a Cambridge University Press monograph should be an inspiration for others...I recommed this book. Because of its good writing, its reliability, its choice of material, and its excellent degree of coverage, it is a good text for beginning annihilators and a handy reference for their professors." Physics Today
(Key Words: Low Energy Positrons, M. Charlton, Positronium, Atomic Physics, Molecular Physics, Positron, Elastic Scattering, Positronium Formation, Physics, J. W. Humberston, Ionization).