Low-energy electrons are ubiquitous in nature and play an important role in natural phenomena as well as many potential and current industrial processes. Authored by 16 active researchers, this book describes the fundamentals of low-energy electron–molecule interactions and their role in different fields of science and technology, including plasma, nanotechnology, and health care, as well as astro- and atmospheric physics and chemistry. The book is packed with illustrative examples, from both fundamental and application sides, features about 130 figures, and lists over 800 references. It may serve as an advanced graduate-level study course material where selected chapters can be used either individually or in combination as a basis to highlight and study specific aspects of low-energy electron–molecule interactions. It is also directed at researchers in the fields of plasma physics, nanotechnology, and radiation damage to biologically relevant material (such as in cancer therapy). In addition, it is relevant to researchers studying low-energy-electron-induced processes and related phenomena, both from an experimental and from a theoretical point of view.
Readership of this book includes, but not limited to, researchers in plasma physics, nanotechnology, and in the field of radiation damage to biologically relevant material such as in cancer therapy. Researchers in the field of asto- and atmospheric chemistry, especially those with an interest in high energy radiation induced processes and researchers studying low energy electron molecule interactions, both from the experimental and theoretical point of view.
Advanced graduate-level students in in physics and physical chemistry dealing with plasma properties and processing as well as high energy radiation induced processes in nanotechnology, radiation therapy and radiation damage to biological material and in asto- and atmospheric chemistry as well as advanced graduate-level students studying low-energy electron induced processes from the experimental as well as the theoretical point of view.
This unique book presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental aspects of the physics of electron–molecule interactions and their applications in different fields of physics, chemistry, and biochemistry. It is an excellent reference book for physicists, chemists, and biochemists researching low-energy electron processes.
~Prof. Ilya Fabrikant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
This book is a very comprehensive review of exciting discoveries and developments in low-energy electron interactions during the past few decades. Each chapter starts with a great introduction and explains some fundamental aspects that are essential for subsequent examples picked by the authors. Many studies included have been published very recently, making this book, for several more years, a perfect reference work for students and scientists in this field.
~Prof. Paul Scheier, University of Innsbruck, Austria
A timely and excellent overview of the resurgent area of low-energy electron collisions and their applications, this book will be very useful for young researchers in this area as well as those already established in peripheral and related areas.
~Prof. E. Krishnakumar, Raman Research Institute, India