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Author Kahn, Steven M. (Steven Michael)
Title High-energy spectroscopic astrophysics / S.M. Kahn, P. von Ballmoos, R.A. Sunyaev ; edited by M. Gudel and R. Walter.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005.

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Author Kahn, Steven M. (Steven Michael)
Series Saas-Fee advanced course 30, lecture notes 2000, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
Saas-Fee advanced course ... lecture notes ; 2000.
Subject X-ray spectroscopy -- Congresses.
Gamma ray spectrometry -- Congresses.
Alt Name Ballmoos, Peter von, 1956-
Si︠u︡ni︠a︡ev, R. A. (Rashid Alievich)
Güdel, M. (Manuel)
Walter, R.
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Astrophysik und Astronomie.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "After three decades of intense research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, the time was ripe to summarize basic knowledge on X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy for interested students and researchers ready to become involved in new high-energy missions. This volume exposes both the scientific basics and modern methods of high-energy spectroscopic astrophysics. The emphasis is on physical principles and observing methods rather than a discussion of particular classes of high-energy objects, but many examples and new results are included in the three chapters as well."--Jacket.
Contents Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Plasmas (Steven M. Kahn): Classical and Quantum Radiation Theory -- The Structure of Multi-Electron Atoms -- Electron-Ion Collisional Processes -- Discrete Line Diagnostics -- Concluding Remarks -- Instruments for Nuclear Astrophysics (Peter von Ballmoos): Introduction -- Interaction of High-Energy Photons with Matter -- Detectors -- The Instruments for Nuclear Astronomy -- Hard X-Ray and Gamma Ray Spectroscopy (Rashid Sunyaev and Sergey Sazonov): Fundamentals of Compton Scattering -- Comptonization in Infinite Homogeneous Media -- Comptonization in Bounded Plasma Clouds -- Interaction of X-Rays with Partially Ionized Media -- 6.4-keV Fluorescent Emission from Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center -- X-Ray Emission from Supernova 1987A -- Accretion onto Black Holes and Neutron Stars.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783540270133
3540270132
3540405011 (Cloth)
9783540405016 (Cloth)
1280305193
9781280305191
6610305196
9786610305193
OCLC # 209871983
Additional Format Print version: Kahn, Steven Michael. High-energy spectroscopic astrophysics. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005 3540405011 9783540405016 (DLC) 2005921507 (OCoLC)60494594


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