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This primer is based on a couple of talks given by Chun C. Lin to commemerate his winning the 1996 Will Allis prize. In the talks, CCL summarized the work he (and his band of merry men) had done in advancing the field of electron-atom collisions. These talks have been converted into this online primer to provide anyone who is interested in what we do with a fair amount of background material.
Electron-Atom Collisions: from the Franck-Hertz Experiment to Atom Traps Chun C. Lin, talk at Division of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP 1996).
Electron-Atom Collisions: An Evergreen in Physics and Technology Chun C. Lin, talk at Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC 1996).
F. A. Sharpton, L. W. Anderson, J. E. Lawler, T. Walker, R. S. Schappe, M. E. Lagus, S. Chung, R. M. St.John, R. G. Fowler, and also D. L. A. Rall, R. B. Lockwood, J. B. Boffard, J. T. Fons, G. A. Piech, P. Feng, J. E. Chilton, M. F. Gehrke, F. E. Fajen, J. K. Ballou
The work summarized here has been supported (at one time or another) by National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Science and Research, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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