National Inst. of Standards and Technology
Days I cannot lecture:
Sept. 18 (substitute 9/17 or 9/19?)
Oct. 2 (no substitution)
Oct. 28. (substitute 10/27?)
II. Office Schedule
Wednesdays: KAIST all day
Phone: 869-8424 (KAIST)
Otherwise: KAERI (042-868-8718)
III. Course Objective
A: How to calculate
Energy levels and wavelengths
Transition probabilities and lifetimes
Electron-impact excitation cross sections for neutral atoms
Atomic and molecular ionization cross sections
Basic science: Atomic spectroscopy is the most accurate branch of physics (8 significant figures, if necessary)
To discover new effects: The Lamb shift is one the best examples.
Astrophysics: Light is the only means of observation¢çatomic/molecular spectroscopy, transition probabilities
Fusion plasma modeling: Diagnostics now, and when a reactor becomes reality, then improve reactor efficiency
Plasma processing: Fabrication of semiconductors, materials coating, rocket design, atmospheric science
Radiation monitoring: Radiation protection, medical applications
Computer codes for structure and collision are usually separate. MCDF2002 has begun to integrate capabilities to calculate wave functions and use them to calculate some collision cross sections.
In this course, we will learn how to run MCDF2002 on a windows-based (98/2000/XP) PC.
IV. Where are the centers of active research in atomic structure and collision, both theory and experiment?
V. National Inst. of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Established 1902 (Oldest national lab.)
3000 employees (1500 PhDs)
in Gaithersburge, 40 km northwest of
(NIST West) in
Bridge between basic science and industry
of the Department of
Formerly known as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
Support in the
National Science Foundation (NSF): Universities
Department of Energy (DOE): National labs, universities, industry
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): National labs, universities, industry
Department of Defense (DOD): National labs, industry, universities
VII. American Physical Society (APS)
Many divisions according to specialties
The largest is the Condensed Matter Physics Division
Atomic physics is included in the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP).
Divisional meetings are much more popular than the parent organization.