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Proceedings of the Workshop on Foundations of the Relativistic Theory of Atomic Structure : Held at Argonne National Laboratory, December 4-5, 1980

Description: Although the Dirac theory of the hydrogen atom was proposed more than half a century ago, extension of the theory and its practical applications to complex atomic spectra took decades to mature. Development of quantum electrodynamics (QED) in its modern form, advances in high precision experimental techniques, and invention of high-speed computers have made atomic spectroscopy one of the most accurate branches of physics today, both in theory and experiment. In addition to a long-standing need to identify line-spectra coming from far and near parts of the universe, necessities such as to test QED further and to provide reliable data for ions in tokamak plasmas require an understanding of the theory of relativistic atomic structure beyond the framework of the original Dirac theory. Twenty articles from the proceedings of the workshop are presented. Contributed papers are grouped into theoretical and experimental subjects and presented after the papers for the second (atomic structure calculations) and third (experiment) sessions of the Workshop. Alphabetical listing of the authors is presented in Appendix 1, program of the Workshop in Appendix 2, and the list of the participants in Appendix 3.
Date: March 1981
Creator: Berry, H. G.; Cheng, K. T.; Johnson, W. R. & Kim, Yong-Ki
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electron Scattering : Lectures Given at Argonne National Laboratory

Description: This report is an almost verbatim copy of lectures on Electron Scattering given at Argonne National Laboratory in the Fall of 1982 by John Dirk Walecka. Professor Walecka was an Argonne Fellow in the Physics Division from October 1982 to January 1983. The original intent was to type the lecture notes. However, to finish the report in a reasonable time it was necessary to transcribe most of the equations by hand which led to certain notational difficulties. With a single exception in lecture no. 20, pp. 340-359, the notation has been made self-consistent by writing all script and other symbols by hand that are not easily reproduced by a word processor. Certain conventions should be noted. The superscript "ALT 216 symbol" is used to signal a footnote. However, the footnote is usually not to be found on the same page; in fact it may occur only after several intervening pages of text. Instructions are provided for interpreting the symbols representing the products of two vectors, as well as a note that important results are included in a box, with their relative importance being indicated by the number of asterisks associated with the box.
Date: January 1984
Creator: Walecka, John Dirk
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department