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dc.contributor.editorFriedrich, Bretislav
dc.contributor.editorSchmidt-Böcking, Horst
dc.description.abstractThis Open Access book gives a comprehensive account of both the history and current achievements of molecular beam research. In 1919, Otto Stern launched the revolutionary molecular beam technique. This technique made it possible to send atoms and molecules with well-defined momentum through vacuum and to measure with high accuracy the deflections they underwent when acted upon by transversal forces. These measurements revealed unforeseen quantum properties of nuclei, atoms, and molecules that became the basis for our current understanding of quantum matter. This volume shows that many key areas of modern physics and chemistry owe their beginnings to the seminal molecular beam work of Otto Stern and his school. Written by internationally recognized experts, the contributions in this volume will help experienced researchers and incoming graduate students alike to keep abreast of current developments in molecular beam research as well as to appreciate the history and evolution of this powerful method and the knowledge it reveals.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics::PHQ Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics::PHN Nuclear physics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PG Astronomy, space & time
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics
dc.subject.otherQuantum Physics
dc.subject.otherAtomic/Molecular Structure and Spectra
dc.subject.otherAstronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
dc.subject.otherHistory and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
dc.subject.otherPhysics, general
dc.subject.otherAtomic and Molecular Structure and Properties
dc.subject.otherHistory of Physics and Astronomy
dc.subject.otherPhilosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
dc.subject.otherPhysics and Astronomy
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherMolecular Beam History
dc.subject.otherPrecision Measurements
dc.subject.otherFemto- and Atto-science
dc.subject.otherFoundations of Quantum Mechanics
dc.subject.otherDroplet Beams
dc.subject.otherMolecular Beam Applications
dc.subject.otherMatter Wave Interferometry
dc.subject.otherUltracold Atoms
dc.subject.otherQuantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)
dc.subject.otherNuclear physics
dc.subject.otherTheoretical & mathematical astronomy
dc.subject.otherHistory of science
dc.titleMolecular Beams in Physics and Chemistry
dc.title.alternativeFrom Otto Stern's Pioneering Exploits to Present-Day Feats
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature
oapen.imprintSpringer International Publishing

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