Atomic Physics

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QC 170 Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Collections, Yearbooks

Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Summary:
Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, a publication of the American Physical Society is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal "...prints papers that report results of research in fundamental concepts of atomic, molecular, and optical physics...." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

QC 171.2 Constitution of Matter and Antimatter. General Works, Treatises, and Textbooks

Atomic, Molecular, & Plasma Physics

Summary:
Atomic, Molecular, and Plasma Physics is a directory of WWW sources in these three fields. The site reflects research interests of the Space Plasma Physics Section of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).
At the top of the site's main page is a link to the WWW site, Atomic Physics on the Internet, sponsored by the Weizmann Institute. Below this link are the subject links for the site: (1) atomic data; (2) chemical kinetics and rare coefficients; (3) collision cross sections; (4) constants and formulas; (5) illustrations; (6) literature; (7) periodic tables; (8) photoabsorption and photoionization; (9) spectral line lists and emission codes; (10) synchrotron light sources; (11) x-ray properties; and (12) WWW sources. Users should select a topic link to move directly to its holdings within the site; users can also view the site simply by scrolling.
Within a subject area's holdings, the user will find a variety of sources -- general information, reports, data types, etc. All sources are listed alphabetically; source titles are direct links to the WWW. Within the site's main page, the user will also find a link to search the site's server, which produces a query page with a keyword field and search information. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to e-mail the site's creator and the SwRI Space Plasma Physics homepage.
The site is maintained by the Space Plasma Physics Section; Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); San Antonio, Texas.
To Search:
Select subject link from top of site's main page to view holdings. Or select "search server" to access query page for site.

Atomic Physics Databases on the WWW

Summary:
Atomic Physics Databases on the WWW is a brief index to major databases in the area of atomic physics. Sponsored by the JR McDonald Lab of Atomic and Molecular Physics at Kansas State University, the site is a reflection of a master index, created by Yuri Ralchenko of the Weizmann Institute. The site provides immediate access to the database of choice within this field of study.
The main page's database table provides the following information for each of its entries: (1) the database name; (2) country of origin; (3) contact person with site; (4) access method(s) for the database; and (5) data specifications. The first item is an electronic link to the database; the third item is a link to the contact person's e-mail address. A key is provided under the table for abbreviations used in the data section of the table. A listing of other WWW information centers (universities, societies, and national labs) has an area within the site, as does the Department of Physics at Kansas State University.
The site is maintained by Vincent Needham in the Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics; Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
To Search:
Browse through database table on main page. Title of database is direct link to WWW page. Listing of other sources of information available through an onscreen link.

Atomic Physics on Internet

Summary:
Atomic Physics on the Internet is a directory of WWW links and resources for those in the field of atomic physics. Sponsored by the Weizmann Institute of Science, the site provides a worldwide scope of resources and gives particular emphasis to Israeli researchers and their facilities.
An area of interest appears at the top of the site's main page. Here, users have access to the latest information on upcoming conferences, free software for downloading, a comprehensive list of databases, the Linux WWW server, WWW sites devoted to plasma, and a jobs listing. The Linux server details ongoing research and data from Israeli atomic physicists. Further down the main page are links to the following sources: an electronic preprint archive; field links; resource links; a European atomic physics network; a listing of atomic servers, alphabetized by country; and a group of atomic publications. In all cases, the title of the source is the electronic link to its respective site.
The site is maintained by Yuri Ralchenko of the Plasma Laboratory of the Weizmann Institute of Science; Israel.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from main listings within site. Title of source is its electronic link to the WWW.

Databases for Atomic and Plasma Physics

Summary:
Databases for Atomic and Plasma Physics is a directory of WWW links and resources for those in the fields of atomic and plasma physics. Sponsored by the Weizmann Institute of Science, the site provides a worldwide scope of contacts and gives particular emphasis to Israeli researchers and their facilities, via the Linux link.
An area of interest appears at the top of the site's main page. Here, users have access to the latest information on upcoming conferences, free software for downloading, a comprehensive list of applicable databases, the Linux WWW server, WWW sites devoted to atomic physics databases, and a jobs listing. The Linux server details ongoing research and data from Israeli atomic and plasma physicists. Within this same area, access to information on a preprints archive and a European network of atomic physics databases is included.
On the site's main page are two research points of interest: a review of the WWW's offerings on atomic physics databases and a table of said databases, with accompanying data keys. Access to either subject occurs via the title. Below these two offerings is a listing of major atomic physics databases on the WWW, which are not provided in an alphabetical order. Users must browse through the listings and will find that entries vary in data presentation. Items within records may include: the name of the database and its server; access procedures to the database; manuals and other publications; FTP instructions; the structure of the database; specific subject divisions, where applicable; and the sponsor of the database. For each system featured in the listings, its title and the titles of its sub-categories are links to the server and its portions. At the bottom of the site's main page is a brief list of plasma databases, each title being a direct link to the WWW.
The site is maintained by Yuri Ralchenko of the Plasma Laboratory of the Weizmann Institute of Science; Israel.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from main listings on first page. Follow onscreen links to view desired information or to access database. Titles are electronic links to the WWW.

Database for Atoms, Molecules, Gases and Plasmas

Summary:
The Database for Atoms, Molecules, Gases, and Plasmas is known as the GAPHYOR Data Center, located at the Laboratory of the Physics of Gases and Plasmas (Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas) in Orsay, France. This research facility, known as LPGP, produces "...a database on properties of atoms, molecules, and neutral or ionized gases....[It includes] about 500,000 entries covering mainly [from] 1970-1995.....[The] five domains of physics, chemical physics, and plasma physics...dealt with [are]; properties of isolated atoms and molecules; collisions with photons; collisions with electrons; collisions and reactions between atoms and molecules; and macroscopic properties of gases. " The database is created from a "...large coverage of the specialized literature in the fields of atomic and molecular physics, chemical physics, and plasma physics."
Upon accessing the site, the user will find a table of contents with these topics: overview; database; handbook update; fees; help; home; and contacts. Each title provides access to its place within the site. "Overview" gives information on the GAPHYOR database, its structure, history, and publications. Ways to access the database (via the WWW or e-mail) are also given. Access to the database is provided under its respective heading; updating the GAPHYOR handbook or viewing a portion of its contents occur under the third category. To sponor the database or to contact the laboratory, users can enter either the fourth or last titles within the table of contents. On-line is available, with included instructions, when the "help" area is chosen.
The GAPHYOR database is accessible through the table of contents or through a link further down the first page. In this same link area, users will find a second opportunity to pursue much of the options found at the top of the site. When the database is opened, the user will encounter a search page, filled with fields to narrow matching entries. Reactants are specified as the field of matching records. Users can personalize searches through submitting information in these fields: formula; ionization; excitation; type; state (final or initial); and specific reactant type (properties of isolated atoms and molecules, collisions with photons, collisions with electrons, collisions between atoms and molecules, macroscopic properties of gases). Additional information can be specified in : data type; nature; energy; special data field; numerical or new data ; and the number of chemical elements in the reaction. The resulting records will include bibliographic, factual, and numerical information.
Special links are provided to the LPGP lab, the GAPHYOR 3.0 handbook and updates, as well as the latest updates to the database server. The site is also available in French , for interested users. The database is maintained by the Laboratory of the Physics of Gases and Plasmas; the University of Paris--South (Universite Paris--Sud); Orsay, France.
To Search:
Select category of interest from site's first page. Follow onscreen links to view information. In searching, fill in applicable fields before submitting request to database.

QC 173.45 Condensed Matter. Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Publications

Online Version of the Preprints Published by the Institute for Condenced [sic] Matter Physics

Summary:
The Online Version of the Preprints Published by the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics is a service of the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, located within the Ukranian National Academy of Sciences. The site is an index to preprints published by the institute. Users will find four major links on the site's main page: (1) information on how to use the ICMP Preprints Online site; (2) notes for contributors; (3) the 1996 holdings of preprints; and (4) the 1997 preprints listings.
The first link offers details on the available abstracts and full texts within the site. Full texts occur in LaTeX and PostScript formats, with downloading capabilities. All files are condensed; instructions are given for downloading documents. The second link details instructions for paper submissions to the Institute. Design requirements, format preparation, and acceptable figure formats are described. For both the 1996 and 1997 links, the list of matching preprints is displayed.
For the list of matching preprint titles, the records reflect: (1) ICMP code number and links for abstract version [abs], LaTeX format version [src], and PostScript format [ps]; (2) title; (3) author(s) name (initials and last name); (4) comments area (details number of pages, format, and presence of figures); and (5) language (English or Ukranian). Once a title has been selected, the user can then view the document's full record, in the specified format. Here, users will find the document's code number and contributor information (e-mail address and date of inclusion within site), title, author of text, comments area, language of choice, and summary (abstract of the text).
The site is maintained by the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics; Ukranian National Academy of Sciences.
To Search:
Select link from site's main page. For viewing abstracts, applicable software for downloading is required. Follow instructions under general information site link.

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter

Summary:
Physical Review B: Condensed Matter, a publication of the American Physical Society is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal "...prints papers with report results of research in condensed matter physics...." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

QC 174.26.A8 Quantum Theory. Quantum Mechanics. Special Topics, A-Z. Atomic Transition Probabilities

Atomic Transition Probability Bibliographic Database

Summary:
The Atomic Transition Probability Bibliographic Database is a division of the Data Center on Atomic Transition Probabilities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This database contains over 5600 references, including those of recently published bibliographies through NIST. The entries reveal publications and texts which "...contain numerical data, comments, and review articles on atomic transition probabilities (oscillator strengths, line strengths, or radiative lifetimes) and are part of the collection of the Data Center..." within NIST.
Three major categories of selection criteria are provided for the database. Category I specifies searches for an element, isoelectronic sequence, or a stage of ionization. Category II reflects only general interest paper searches. Category III narrows the search through entry portions: a word in the title; author name; journal name; publication year; experiment/theory; and specific experimental/theoretical method. After choosing the search criteria, the user must select the "get form" field to activate the search.
Once the search is begun, users should follow onscreen commands and links to narrow the database's response. When the final records are viewed, the following is presented: the title of the article; author; title of journal; issue number and pages of article; and the publication date.
The database and its site is maintained by J.R. Fuhr and H.R. Felrice of the NIST Physics Laboratory; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Gaithersburg, Maryland.
To Search:
Narrow search criteria through main page category listings. Follow onscreen links to view desired records.

QC 174.8 Statistical Physics. Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Publications, Yearbooks

Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics

Summary:
Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, a publication of the American Physical Society is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal "...prints papers that report results of research in statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdiscplinary topics." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.
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