Introduction to Cluster Dynamics
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Author(s): Prof. Dr. Paul-Gerhard Reinhard, Prof. Dr. Eric Suraud
Published Online: 4 JAN 2008
Print ISBN: 9783527403455
Online ISBN: 9783527602520
About this Book
Clusters as mesoscopic particles represent an intermediate state of matter between single atoms and solid material. The tendency to miniaturise technical objects requires knowledge about systems which contain a "small" number of atoms or molecules only. This is all the more true for dynamical aspects, particularly in relation to the qick development of laser technology and femtosecond spectroscopy.
Here, for the first time is a highly qualitative introduction to cluster physics. With its emphasis on cluster dynamics, this will be vital to everyone involved in this interdisciplinary subject. The authors cover the dynamics of clusters on a broad level, including recent developments of femtosecond laser spectroscopy on the one hand and time-dependent density functional theory calculations on the other.