Chapter 1. Radiative Transitions of Atomic Electrons

  1. Vladimir P. Krainov,
  2. Howard R. Reiss and
  3. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 19 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527605606.ch1

Radiative Processes in Atomic Physics

Radiative Processes in Atomic Physics

How to Cite

Krainov, V. P., Reiss, H. R. and Smirnov, B. M. (1997) Radiative Transitions of Atomic Electrons, in Radiative Processes in Atomic Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527605606.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471125334

Online ISBN: 9783527605606



  • radiative processes;
  • atomic physics;
  • radiative transition;
  • atomic electrons;
  • single-photon transitions;
  • oscillator strength;
  • polarization of radition;
  • polarization of molecular gas


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principal Quantities of Single-Photon Transitions

  • Oscillator Strength

  • Selection Rules and Rates of Electron Transitions in Atoms

  • Selection Rules and Rates for Vibrational and Rotational Transitions in Molecules

  • Polarization of Radiation

  • Radiative Transitions with Two Photons

  • Polarizability of Molecular Gas