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Relativistic effects are of major importance for understan- ding the properties of heavier atoms and molecules. This book is still the only comprehensive bibliography on related calculations. The material is organized by subject into ta- bles containing a concise characterization. Together with Volume I (Lecture Notes in Chemistry Vol. 41, ISBN 3-540-17167-3) the literature until 1992 is now covered and 6577 references, with titles, are given in the two books. The book will provide aconvenient reference for theoretical chemists and atomic and molecular physicists interested in the properties of heavier elements. Contents: Introduction - One-particle problems - Quantum electrodynamical effects - Multielectron atoms: methods - Multielectron atoms: results - Symmetry - Molecular calcula- tions - Solid-state theory - Relativistic effects and heavy- element chemistry - Corrections to Volume I - Some comments on notations and terminology - List of acronyms and symbols - Bibliography.

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Frontmatter

1. Introduction

Abstract
The area of the relativistic theory of atoms and molecules, with its contacts “upstream” to relativistic quantum mechanics and QED, and “downstream” to atomic and molecular physics and all branches of heavy-element chemistry, has now become so vast that a detailed exposition of the entire domain by the same author is hardly thinkable. The purpose of the present compilation is to make available the comprehensive bibliography, assembled by the author over the years, on the art of solving the Dirac equation, or approximations thereof, for atoms and molecules.
Pekka Pyykkö

2. One-Particle Problems

Abstract
This chapter gives the references to the one-particle Dirac equation. Occasional references to other relativistic equations are included.
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3. Quantum Electrodynamical Effects

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4. Multielectron Atoms: Methods

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5. Multielectron Atoms. Results

Abstract
‘Dielectronic recombination’ by an ion means the absorption of one electron, from an electron beam or another atomic or molecular system, and the simultaneous excitation of an existing electron to a higher state. We include papers on it in Table 5.12.
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6. Symmetry

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7. Molecular Calculations

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8. Solid-State Theory

Abstract
The chemical bonds in solids are not unrelated to those in molecules. Therefore we give below a summary of relativistic solid-state calculations on electronic and geometrical structures in Table 8.1. Table 8.2. gives an idea of relativistic theories of various solid-state phenomena.
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9. Relativistic Effects and Heavy-Element Chemistry

Abstract
Perhaps the most dramatic impact of relativity on chemical thought is the insight that the chemical differences between row 5 (Z=41–54) and row 6 (Z=73–86) contain large, if not dominant, relativistic contributions. The further development of this story is outlined in Table 9.1.
Pekka Pyykkö

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