Introduction to Cluster Dynamics
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.
2. Experimental access
3. Theoretical description
4. Gross properties and trends
5. More on Dynamics in the non-linear regime
Eric Suraud has been professor for Theoretical Physics at the Paul-Sabatier university in Toulouse, France, since 1992. He received his PhD in 1984 at the Paris university and his Habilitation in 1989 at the Grenoble university. He was junior member of Institut Universitaire de France in 1994-1999. He is presently director of the Institute de Recherche sur les Systemes Atomiques et Moleculaires Complexes in Toulouse and Vice Director of Institut de Physique Nucléaire et des Particules at CNRS in Paris. His present research interests mostly cover cluster physics and nuclear dynamics.
Bernd Hartke, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Kiel
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"A competent concept combined with an interesting style and numerous helpful figures makes this book a pleasure to read. ... "Introduction to Cluster Dynamics" has certainly the potential to become a classical source for the education of graduate and PhD students providing teachers with a consistent and compact curriculum as well as giving the freshmen a quick access to the basic ideas and relevant literature."
Dr. Michael Moseler, Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg, ChemPhysChem, 2004