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Atomic Physics

  1. Mar 13, 2009 #1
    Atomic physics studies the electron hull of atoms. This branch of physics is distinct from nuclear physics, despite their association in the public consciousness. Atomic physics is not concerned with the intra-nuclear processes studied in nuclear physics, although properties of the nucleus can be important in atomic physics (e.g., hyperfine structure). Current research focuses on activities in quantum control, cooling and trapping of atoms and ions, low-temperature collision dynamics, the collective behavior of atoms in weakly interacting gases (Bose-Einstein Condensates and dilute Fermi degenerate systems), precision measurements of fundamental constants, and the effects of electron correlation on structure and dynamics.Atomic physics is that branch of physics which deals with the study of atom, particularly extra-nuclear particles like electrons and their behaviour in atom-like interactions with protons, neutrons in the nucleus.

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  3. Mar 13, 2009 #2


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    That's correct. And your question is...?
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