More Details about Electronic Excitations In Liquefied Rare Gases

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Author(s)Schmidt W H
Publish YearMarch 2005


For physicists, chemists, electrical engineers, and materials scientists, 15 review chapters offer wide-ranging, in-depth treatment of the field as it has developed over the past 50 years. Berlin-based editors Schmidt (formerly at Hahn-Meitner-Institut) and Illenberger (Freie UniveritÄt) have brought together an international roster of contributors to create this handbook. Liquified rare gases are non- polar; but the focus here is on the processes of their electronic excitation, which have applications in detectors for high-energy physics, and in light sources for the extreme ultraviolet, among others. Coverage begins with explication of ground state properties of rare gas fluids and their microscopic foundations. A sampling of topics of subsequent chapters: high pressure effects, band structure parameters, high-energy radiation, solutes, superfluid helium II, electric discharges, principles of production and ultra purification, helium droplets, and electron and ion mobility. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (