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By P. G. Burke, W. Eissner (auth.), P. G. Burke, W. B. Eissner, D. G. Hummer, I. C. Percival (eds.)

It is tough to understand yet however actual that Michael John Seaton, recognized the world over for the keenness and ability with which he pursues his examine in atomic physics and astrophysics, should be sixty years previous at the sixteenth of January 1983. To mark this get together a few of his colleagues and previous scholars have ready this quantity. It includes articles that de­ scribe a number of the themes that experience attracted his realization in view that he first all started his study paintings at collage university London such a lot of years in the past. Seaton's organization with collage collage London has now stretched over a interval of a few 37 years, first as an undergraduate scholar, then as a learn scholar, after which, successively, as Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader, and Professor. Seaton arrived at collage university London in 1946 to develop into an undergraduate within the Physics division, having simply left the Royal Air strength during which he had served as a navigator within the Pathfinder strength of Bomber Command. there are various tales of ways his ability with tools and the precision of his calcula­ tions, later to be so glaring in his learn, kept his group from enemy motion, and on one social gathering, on a flight during the Alps, from a collision with Mount Blanc that on the time was once shrouded in clouds.

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1. Structure Packages MCH77 is the recent robust version( 197) of Charlotte Froese-Fischer's popular multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock program. It determines selfconsistent field solutions for bound states in a nonrelativistic approach. A modified version(198) of subroutine OUTPUT provides orbitals Pn/(r) as mentioned in Section 4. CIV3 is one of the major codes which computes atomic structure and radiative transition properties in LS coupling(51) and in intermediate coupling using the Breit-Pauli Hamiltonian(54) [see Eqs.

In the work of Fano and Lee(129) and Lee,(I30) using a related eigenchannel formalism,(I3I) STOs were used. Analytical representation of these radial orbitals are also appropriate in electron-molecule scattering, since the integrals in Eq. (88) can then be evaluated with only small modifications of standard boundstate computer programs. (138,139) However, evidence is accumulating that numerical basis functions may be more appropriate even in this case if a large range of energies is being considered,040) since it is difficult in this case to construct sufficient linearly independent analytical basis functions.

BURKE AND W. EISSNER RMATRX SL rr--... I : K. - f" FIGURE 4. The RMA TRX package and associated programs. The Atomic DATA BANK (see also Section 3), containing mainly electron collision data but also structure data such as oscillator strengths f, can be accessed by various programs for further processing; XRES, which computes resonance parameters, and RATE, a program that calculates rate coefficients assuming a Maxwell distribution of the colliding electrons are not described here. approaches-often employing quite different methods-thus giving confidence when the results were converging for similar problems.

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