The Behavior of Chemical Elements in Stars

The Behavior of Chemical Elements in Stars

by Carlos Jaschek, Mercedes Jaschek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521102405

ISBN-13: 9780521102407

Pub. Date: 03/12/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Despite more than one century of observational stellar spectroscopy, the resulting data are not available in an easily accessible format. The necessity of such basic information is greater than ever, because new wavelength regions (ultraviolet, infrared) are now accessible and because modern receivers can only analyze short stretches of spectra, so that a careful…  See more details below

Overview

Despite more than one century of observational stellar spectroscopy, the resulting data are not available in an easily accessible format. The necessity of such basic information is greater than ever, because new wavelength regions (ultraviolet, infrared) are now accessible and because modern receivers can only analyze short stretches of spectra, so that a careful pre-selection of strategic elements is mandatory. This book presents a summary of our knowledge of the behavior of all chemical elements identified in stars, based on observations rather than on their interpretations. Whenever possible the behavior is described quantitatively, with the help of equivalent widths in different types of stars, or different ionization stages, for both absorption and emission features. It will be essential to the spectroscopist when confronted with questions like the following:. What is the behavior of europium in metallic line stars or in S-type stars? Are the neutral lines of this element visible, are they strengthened or weakened with regard to normal dwarfs? A huge amount of data has been gathered by experts in the field and presented in a way that will be invaluable to professional astrophysicists, cosmochemists and their students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521102407
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/12/2009
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Quantitative Description of Each of 80 Chemical Elements; Part II: 1. Behaviour of molecules in stars; 2. Groups of elements; 3. Chromospheres and coronas; Part III: 1. Terminology of spectral lines; 2. Selection of stars; 3. Line identification; 4. Equivalent widths; 5. Abundances; 6. Afterthoughts; Part IV: 1. Periodic Table; 2. Elements in alphabetical order of names; 3. Elements in alphabetical order of formula; 4. Elements ordered by atomic number; 5. Abundances of chemical elements; 6. Spectral type and surface gravity as a function of luminosity class. 7. Effective temperature; References; Index.

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