By Wolfgang Demtröder

This creation to Atomic and Molecular Physics explains how our current version of atoms and molecules has been built over the past centuries via many experimental discoveries and from the theoretical facet via the creation of quantum physics to the enough description of micro-particles.

It illustrates the wave version of debris by means of many examples and indicates the bounds of classical description. The interplay of electromagnetic radiation with atoms and molecules and its capability for spectroscopy is printed in additional aspect and particularly lasers as glossy spectroscopic instruments are mentioned extra thoroughly.

Many examples and issues of options may still set off the reader to an excessive lively cooperation.

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Can One See Atoms? velocity components within the interval vx to vx + dvx . 30) p = n 2m v2x = nm v2x , 2 where n is the total number density. 29) v2x = v2y = v2z = 1 2 v . 32) where E kin = (m/2)v2 is the mean kinetic energy of each molecule. Using the relation n = N/V this can also be written as 2 p = n · E kin . 33) 3 Many experiments have proved that the product pV at a constant number N of molecules in the volume V solely depends on the temperature T . This means that the mean kinetic energy of the molecules is a function of T .

The unavoidable absorption heats the sample up, which may change its characteristics or may even destroy parts of the sample. This is particularly critical for biological samples. Most of these drawbacks can be avoided with the scanning electron microscope. c) Scanning Electron Microscope Fig. 24. Image of nerve cells in a thin undyed frozen slice taken with a transmission electron microscope (with kind permission of Zeiss, Oberkochen) In the scanning electron microscope (Fig. 26) the electron beam is focused onto the surface of the sample (which now is not necessarily a thin sheet), where it produces light emission by excitation of the sample molecules and secondary electrons by impact ionization.

36) ⎛ ⎞ ∞ ⎜ ⎝ N+ = ⎟ (n(0) − Gx) f(ξ) dξ ⎠ dx . 40a) Renaming the variable x = −x gives ⎛ N+ = ⎜ ⎝ x =0 ∞ N− = x=0 ⎟ (n(0) + Gx ) f(ξ) dξ ⎠ dx . 42a) x=0 where the interchange of the integration limits does not change the double integral since both cover the blue area in Fig. 19. Integration over x gives ∞ ∆N = G ξ 2 f(ξ) dξ . 42c) because the average ξ 2 is deﬁned as ξ2 = ξ 2 f(ξ) dξ . 40b) In a similar way we obtain for the rate N− of particles moving from right to left in Fig. 41b). 40b) we obtain the difference ⎛ ⎞ ⎟ (n(0) − Gx) f(ξ ) dξ ⎠ dx .