Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Hyperfine Structures

Sivarama Krishnan

Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Resonance lines Quadrupole moment Nuclear magnetic dipole Spectroscopy Multiconfiguration Hartree Fock Multiconfiguration Dirac Fock Fabry-Perot Doppler width Line shapes Atomic clocks Precision isotope separation Quantum computing

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Hyperfine structures are an important aspect of physics which has profound implications for atomic clocks, precision tests of fundamental theories, isotope separation, and quantum computing using cold atoms. Sophisticated and ever-improving experimental techniques together with evolving theoretical methods have been pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and understanding of hyperfine structures and spectroscopy. Methods of inteferometric spectroscopy and continued development in experimental precision have driven this vital arm of physics to pose new challenges and ask profound questions. The effects of electric quadrupole moments, nuclear dipole moments, and beyond have become accessible through these methods, knocking the doors for testing the foundations of physics. These have been complimented and sometimes led on by theoretical methods of ever increasing sophistication in the form of multi-configuration methods for both non-relativistic and relativistic scenarios in the form of Hartee-Fock and Dirac-Fock approaches, respectively. In this book we present scholarly accounts of all these aspects and take the reader through to applications of hyperfine structure studies and spectroscopy, among which the most known would be atomic clocks, isotope separation, and cold atom systems for quantum computing, to name a few. While we continue to push the envelope of our understanding of hyperfine structures, physics is enriched by new challenges and opportunities herein.

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About the editor

Sivarama Krishnan

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Sivarama Krishnan is a member of the faculty at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He specialized in applications of lasers to study laser-matter interaction, plasmas on the nanoscale level, and coincidence spectroscopy on synchrotrons and free-electron lasers. Previously, he held post-doctoral positions at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Physics, Hyderabad, India, and IBM - Semiconductor R&D Center, Bangalore, India. He obtained his PhD degree while working at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, and graduated from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He received his master\'s degree from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India.

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