Excitations in Liquefied Rare Gases
Werner F. Schmidt and Eugen Illenberger
University, Berlin, Germany
ca. 350 pages, Hardcover
book is a collection of excellent review articles about the effects
of excess charge carriers and electronic Excitations in liquefied
rare gases. It is both a solid professional reference source and an
advanced-level textbook that is useful for graduate students,
physicists, chemists, and engineers who work with liquefied rare
gases. The main emphasis is clearly placed on experimental aspects.
Several chapters give a comprehensive overview about the basics that
is hard to find elsewhere. This spares the reader valuable time that
would be spent in collecting this information from other sources.
The book also covers some highly topical aspects of liquefied rare
gases, such as the field of helium droplets. The idea of the editors
to restrict the scope of this book by focusing on electronic
excitations in liquefied rare gases has worked out extremely well.
It gives the reader a detailed insight into this field that would
not be possible in any other way. The clear structure of this volume
makes it a perfect reference book.
Scheier, University Insbruck, Austria
Angewandte Chemie, Int.
Ed. Vol. 46, p. 1944 (2007)
Excitations in Liquefied Rare Gases is a unique and only
reference source that reviews the research and development of
liquefied rare gases, which took place over a period of last 50
years. Liquefied rare gases are the simplest dielectric
liquids.which are insulators from a physical point of view. While
the gaseous and solid state of matter have received intensive
attention from the begining of modern science, the knowledge about
liquids remained undocumented so far. Liquids exhibit local order as
solids and long-range disorder as gases. Fundamental problems
related to the generation, transport and recombination of charge
carriers in liquefied rare gases could be studied under controlled
conditions since liquid samples of extremely high purity can be
prepared. Liquefied rare gases have found applications in physics,
chemistry, electrical engineering, and materials science. In this
volume, world-leading scientists have summarized the knowledge
gained about electronic processes in these liquids. The topics are
interesting for scientists working in fundamental research as well
for those applying liquefied rare gases in experimental or technical
devices. The book contains 15 review chapters on different aspects
of liquefied rare gases. Such an in depth compilations of knowledge
in this field has not been published as of today. The topics of this
book concentrate on the processes of electronic excitation, which
are of general fundamental interest and have found applications in
detectors for high energy physics, light sources for the extreme
ultraviolet, etc. just to name a few.
- Ground State Properties of Rare Gas
Fluids and Their Microscopic Foundations,
Searles and Hanspeter Huber
- High Pressure Effects in Supercritical
Rare-Gas Fluids, W. J. Nellis
- Band structure Parameters of Classical
Rare Gas Liquids, I.T. Steinberger, Israel
- Ionization and Excitation by High Energy
Radiation, Tadayoshi Doke, Japan
- Solutes in Rare Gas Liquids, Ilya
- Large Electrons and Ions in Superfluid
Helium II, Armando Francesco Borghesani
- Localized Electrons, Holes and Ions,
Alexey G. Khrapak, Werner F. Schmidt,
- Hot electrons, Yosuke Sakai, Japan
- Electric Discharges, Werner F.
Schmidt and Katsumi Yoshino
- Principles of Production and Ultra
Purification, Dietrich Schinzel and Werner F. Schmidt
- Rare Gas Liquid Detectors, M. I.
Lopes and V. Chepel, Potugal
- He Droplets: A fluid with Unusual
Properties, Klaus von Haeften and Martina Havenith
- Rare Gases Under Different Stages of
Aggregation: Gas Phase, Clusters and Films,
Michal Stanoa, Werner F. Schmidt, and Eugen Illenberger,
- Electron and Ion Mobility in Dense Rare
Gases, Masaru Nishikawa and Kengo Itoh, Japan
- Computer Simulation of Ion Recombination
in High Energy Charged Particle Tracks,
S. Witold, M.
Bartczak, and Andries Hummel
This book would be a very valuable reference
source for professionals, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows,
engineers in practice, senior scientists working in the fields of
liquefied rare gases, high energy physics, physics, chemistry,
materials science, and electrical engineering as well as a valuable
addition to their library since it reviews the development in this
field which took place overa period of last 50 years.
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