Chapter 3. Atomic Photoprocesses Involving Free Particles

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

Published Online: 19 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527605606.ch3

Radiative Processes in Atomic Physics

Radiative Processes in Atomic Physics

How to Cite

Krainov, V. P., Reiss, H. R. and Smirnov, B. M. (1997) Atomic Photoprocesses Involving Free Particles, in Radiative Processes in Atomic Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527605606.ch3

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;
  • atomic photoprocesses;
  • free particles;
  • decomposition of atomic systems;
  • photoexcitation of Rydberg states of atoms;
  • autoionizing states of atoms;
  • Bremsstrahlung;
  • scattering of an electron by atoms and ions;
  • photorecombination of atomic systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Decomposition of Atomic Systems

  • Photoexcitation of Rydberg States of Atoms

  • Autoionizing States of Atoms

  • Bremsstrahlung from Scattering of an Electron by Atoms and Ions

  • Photorecombination of Atomic Systems