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Dmitry Budker and Alexander O. Sushkov

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681655.001.0001

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Quantum, Atomic, and Molecular Physics

Quantum, Atomic, and Molecular Physics

(p.136) 6 Quantum, Atomic, and Molecular Physics
Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions

Dmitry Budker

Alexander O. Sushkov

Oxford University Press

This chapter goes beyond the traditional and idealized model systems (e.g., a square well; though general results for the existence of bound states in potentials of different dimensions are also discussed in the chapter), and shows how quantum mechanics works in a more advanced context of atomic diamagnetism, superconductivity, vacuum birefringence, and Van der Waals interactions. One of the problems discusses atomic desorption from surfaces, illustrating that not all atomic physics requires quantum mechanics!

Keywords:   quantum, atomic, molecular physics, van der Waals interaction, vacuum birefringence

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