Accession Number : ADA332890

Title :   Theoretical Studies of Electron and Photon Interactions With Atoms and Ions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 94-31 Aug 97,

Corporate Author : CLARK ATLANTA UNIV GA

Personal Author(s) : Msezane, Alfred Z.

PDF Url : ADA332890

Report Date : 31 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This grant has contributed to the establishment of a strong group in Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at Clark Atlanta University. The general thrust of the group has been: (l) the development of novel theoretical methods for application to electron scattering at small-scattering angles, propulsion technologies and planetary atmospheres; 2) the calculation, using extensive configuration-interaction wave functions in sophisticated methodologies of energy levels, optical oscillator strengths, effective collision strengths for use in plasma modeling and photoionization cross sections; and 3) the support of minority students who are underrepresented in the physical and mathematical sciences The acquisition through tho AFOSR research grant of the powerful IBM RISC 6OOO/590 workstation and attendant software as well as the support of a Post-doctoral Fellow and students have improved the research environment at the Center for theoretical Studies of Physical Systems (CTSPS) and impacted the training of students in the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of private HBCUs in the nation. National and international visitors and collaborators have been attracted to CTSPS, creating an excellent environment for research, thereby advancing the field of small-angle electron scattering to a level that has never been attained before. The project has been very productive. Twenty-five publications have been generated with an additional six publications submitted for publication in refereed journals. Additionally, 31 papers have been presented at national and international conferences over the past three years.

Descriptors :   *INTERACTIONS, *ATOMS, *ELECTRONS, *PHOTONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, TRAINING, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), MINORITIES, ELECTRON SCATTERING, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, PHYSICS, CONFIGURATIONS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, UNIVERSITIES, INTERNATIONAL, PHOTOIONIZATION, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ENERGY LEVELS, NUCLEAR PHYSICS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE