Main Points of the Theory of Photoabsorption

Abstract

As photoabsorption or photoionization in this book we consider a process, in which a photon of energy ω and momentum κ, κ ;= ω ∕ c (c is the speed of light) is absorbed by a target—an atom or an ion. As a result, the target object can be either excited or ionized. Excitation means a transition of an atom or ion to one or several discrete energy levels.

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Main Points of the Theory of Photoabsorption
Book Title
Handbook of Theoretical Atomic Physics
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-24752-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-24752-1_1
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  • Miron Amusia (1) (2)
  • Larissa Chernysheva (2)
  • Victor Yarzhemsky (3)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 1 Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2 Ioffe Physica-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 3 Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia
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