X-Ray Spectroscopy in Astrophysics

X-Ray Spectroscopy in Astrophysics

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This volume contains a comprehensive treatment of X-ray spectroscopy, as applied in astrophysics. It is presented in the form of extensive notes of lectures given by seven distinguished scientists at the Tenth Summer School of the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network. The subjects covered are: basic line and continuum radiation processes in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy; atomic physics of collision- and radiation-dominated plasmas; X-ray spectroscopic observations with ASCA and BeppoSAX; future X-ray spectroscopy missions; X-ray optics, and X-ray spectroscopy instrumentation. The book, which will appeal to both researchers and graduate students, is timely in view of the scheduled launches of the big X-ray observatories AXAF and XMM in 1999.Lectures Held at the Astrophysics School X Organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN) in Amsterdam, ... excited 3d lines at T a, few MK) and a nebular plasma (recombination-cascade-populated 3s lines at T about 0.1 MK). ... The processing flow diagram in Fig. ... Since 1992 a completely new software package SPEX (SPEctral X-ray SPECTRAL MODEL atomic data ionizationanbsp;...

Title:X-Ray Spectroscopy in Astrophysics
Author:Jan van Paradijs, Johan A.M. Bleeker
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1999-02-17


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