Polarization Bremsstrahlung

  • Andrey V. Korol
  • Andrey V. Solov'yov
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 1-16
  3. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 39-60
  4. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 61-120
  5. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 121-150
  6. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 151-210
  7. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 211-244
  8. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 245-246
  9. Andrey V. Korol, Andrey V. Solov’yov
    Pages 247-274
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 275-275

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces and reviews both theory and applications of polarizational bremsstrahlung, i.e. the electromagnetic radiation emitted during collisions of charged particles with structured, thus polarizable targets, such as atoms, molecules and clusters.
 
The subject, following the first experimental evidence a few decades ago, has gained importance through a number of modern applications.  Thus, the study of several radiative mechanisms is expected to lead to the design of novel light sources, operating in various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Conversely, the analysis of the spectral and angular distribution of the photon emission constitutes a new tool for extracting information on the interaction of the colliding particles, and on their internal structure and dynamical properties.
 
Last but not least, accurate quantitative descriptions of the photon emission processes determine the radiative energy losses of particles in various media, thereby providing essential  information required for e.g. plasma diagnostics as well as astrophysical  and medical applications (such as radiation therapy).
 
This book primarily addresses graduate students and researchers with a background in atomic, molecular, optical or plasma physics, but will also be of benefit to anyone wishing to enter the field.    

Keywords

Bremsstrahlung radiation Charged particle collision Novel light sources Polarizable target and matter Radiative energy loss

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrey V. Korol
    • 1
  • Andrey V. Solov'yov
    • 2
  1. 1.Goethe Universität Frankfurt Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Goethe Universität Frankfurt Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45224-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45223-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45224-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6791
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