Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 336, Issue 1, pp 251–256 | Cite as

X-ray photoionized plasmas in space and in the laboratory

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Abstract

As a primer for experimentalists interested in the topic, I provide a brief introduction to X-ray photoionized plasmas, with primary emphasis on the astrophysical concepts, including general descriptions of the relevant object classes, a discussion of the X-ray nebular concept, and, in some detail, the ionization parameter.

Keywords

Accretion disks X-rays Laboratory astrophysics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical and Life Sciences, Physics DivisionLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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