UV and X-Ray Spectroscopy of Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

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Overview

UV and X-ray spectroscopy of astrophysical and laboratory plasmas draws interest from many disciplines. Contributions from international specialists are collected together in this book from a timely recent conference. In astrophysics, the Hubble Space Telescope, Astro 1 and ROSAT observatories are now providing UV and X-ray spectra and images of cosmic sources in unprecedented detail, while the Yohkoh mission recently collected superb data on the solar corona. In the laboratory, the development of ion-trap facilities and novel laser experiments are providing vital new data on high temperature plasmas. Recent innovations in the technology of spectroscopic instrumentation are discussed. These papers constitute an excellent up-to-date review of developments in short-wave length spectroscopy and offer a solid introduction to its theoretical and experimental foundations.

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' ... an excellent up-to-date review of developments in short-wavelength spectroscopy and offers a solid introduction to its theoretical and experimental foundations.' Europe & Astronomy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521548168
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Pages: 610
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents; Scientific organizing committee; List of participants; Preface; Part I. Atomic Processes and Overview; Part II. UV Spectroscopy; Part III. X-Ray Spectroscopy.

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