142.072 Physics of Exotic Atoms
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2015W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Introduction into the physics of exotic atoms. Description of the Theory of the simplest exotic systems and the production of exotic atoms at particle accelerators. Insight in studies on fundamental interactions and symmetries with exotic atoms using state-of the-art detector techniques. Overview about recent experimental and theoretical investigations and discussion of new topics in experiment and theory.

Subject of course

Atomic physics of exotic atoms - from the hydrogen atom to the exotic atom. Production of exotic atoms at particle accelerators. Muonic atoms for the investigation of exotic atomic as well as molecular physics and weak interaction. Hadronic atoms - especially pionic and kaonic hydrogen atoms - in theory and experiment. Introduction into recent theoretical access to low-energy QCD, especially quantum field theoretical description and chiral perturbation theory. Precision measurements of observables due to strong interaction in exotic atoms. Extraction of meson-nucleon scattering lengths. Experimental study of chiral symmetry breaking. Experiments with antimatter atoms.

Additional information

The Introduction to the course "Physics of Exotic Atoms" will take place on October 13th, 2015, 12:15 in Seminarraum 134 (FH, gelb, 5.Stock).



Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


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