This is the first comprehensive treatment of the interactions of atoms and molecules with charged particles,
photons and laser fields. Addressing the subject from a unified viewpoint, the volume reflects our present
understanding of manyparticle dynamics in rearrangement and fragmentation reactions such as electron capture,
target and projectile ionisation, photoabsorption and Compton scattering, collisional breakup in Coulomb systems,
and dissociative ionisation. The individual chapters, each written by leading experts, give a concise picture
of the advanced experimental and theoretical methods. The book also describes experimental methods such as
recoilion momentum spectroscopy (RIMS), electron microscopy (REMI), and manyparticle timeofflight and
imaging techniques. Theoretical approaches treated include the threebody Coulomb problem, R and Smatrix
as well as classical approaches, closecoupling methods, and densityfunctional theory.
