Laboratory Astrophysics

  • Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
  • Rafael Escribano

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 451)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
      Pages 3-14
    3. Rafael Escribano, Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
      Pages 27-47
  3. Ice Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Miguel Ángel Satorre, Ramón Luna, Carlos Millán, Manuel Domingo, Carmina Santonja
      Pages 51-69
    3. Oscar Gálvez Gálvez
      Pages 87-94
    4. Stéphanie Cazaux, Jean Baptiste Bossa, Rafael Martin-Doménech, Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro, Yu-Jung Chen, Harold Linnartz et al.
      Pages 95-110
  4. Ice Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Rafael Martín-Doménech, Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
      Pages 113-132
    3. Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro, Rafael Martín Doménech
      Pages 133-147
    4. Patrice Theulé, Jennifer A. Noble, Pierre Ghesquière
      Pages 149-155
  5. Dust Grains and Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Víctor J. Herrero, Belén Maté, Germán Molpeceres, Miguel Jiménez-Redondo, Isabel Tanarro
      Pages 159-171
    3. Jesús Escobar-Cerezo, Olga Muñoz, Fernando Moreno
      Pages 173-193
    4. José-Luis Doménech
      Pages 195-216
  6. Astrophysical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Marcelino Agúndez
      Pages 219-232
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-237

About this book


This book focuses on the most recent, relevant, comprehensive and significant aspects in the well-established multidisciplinary field Laboratory Astrophysics. It focuses on astrophysical environments, which include asteroids, comets, the interstellar medium, and circumstellar and circumplanetary regions. Its scope lies between physics and chemistry, since it explores physical properties of the gas, ice, and dust present in those systems, as well as chemical reactions occurring in the gas phase, the bare dust surface, or in the ice bulk and its surface.

The book provides adequate material to help interpret the observations, or the computer models of astrophysical environments. It introduces and describes the use of spectroscopic tools for laboratory astrophysics. Each chapter provides the necessary mathematical background to understand the subject, followed by a case study of the corresponding system. This book is mainly addressed to PhD graduates working in this field or observers and modelers searching for information on ice and dust processes.


Dust, ice, grain mantles Interstellar medium Light scattering, infrared techniques, plasmas Cosmic dust, carbonaceous particles Astrophysical models Simulated space conditions Interstellar ices Spectroscopy in astrophysics Astrophysical systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
    • 1
  • Rafael Escribano
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de AstrobiologíaINTA-CSICTorrejón de ArdozSpain
  2. 2.Inst. de Estructura de la MateriaIEM-CSICMadridSpain

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