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Focusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics

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  • The first book of its kind on focusing gamma-ray telescopes

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Table of contents (48 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-2
  2. Scientific Requirements and Prospects

    1. Annihilation of positrons in the Galaxy

      • S. Sazonov, E. Churazov, R. Sunyaev, M. Revnivtsev
      Pages 15-22
    2. Rolling down from the 30 keV peak: Modelling the hard X-ray and γ-ray backgrounds

      • Andrea Comastri, Roberto Gilli, Günther Hasinger
      Pages 41-47
    3. Focusing supernova gamma rays

      • M. D. Leising
      Pages 49-55
  3. Gamma-ray Optics

    1. Small d-spacing WC/SiC multilayers for future hard X-ray telescope designs

      • Carsten P. Jensen, Kristin K. Madsen, Finn E. Christensen
      Pages 93-103
    2. Design aspects of grazing angle multilayer mirrors for soft γ-rays

      • Ernst-Jan Buis, Marco Beijersbergen, Giuseppe Vacanti, Marcos Bavdaz, David Lumb
      Pages 105-113
    3. Progress toward light weight high angular resolution multilayer coated optics

      • M. P. Ulmer, M. E. Graham, S. Vaynman, J. Echt, M. Farber, S. Ehlert et al.
      Pages 115-120
    4. InFOCμS hard X-ray imaging telescope

      • J. Tueller, H. A. Krimm, T. Okajima, S. D. Barthelmy, S. M. Owens, P. J. Serlemitsos et al.
      Pages 121-129
    5. Development of the HEFT and NuSTAR focusing telescopes

      • Fiona A. Harrison, Finn E. Christensen, William Craig, Charles Hailey, Wayne Baumgartner, C. M. H. Chen et al.
      Pages 131-137
    6. The SIMBOL-X hard X-ray mission

      • Giovanni Pareschi, Philippe Ferrando
      Pages 139-149
    7. Laue diffraction lenses for astrophysics: Theoretical concepts

      • Hubert Halloin, Pierre Bastie
      Pages 151-170

About this book

This volume is the first of its kind on focusing gamma-ray telescopes. Forty-eight refereed papers provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific potential and technical challenges of this nascent tool for nuclear astrophysics. The book features articles dealing with pivotal technologies such as grazing incident mirrors, multilayer coatings, Laue- and Fresnel-lenses - and even an optic using the curvature of space-time.

The volume also presents an overview of detectors matching the ambitious objectives of gamma ray optics, and facilities for operating such systems on the ground and in space. The extraordinary scientific potential of focusing gamma-ray telescopes for the study of the most powerful sources and the most violent events in the Universe is emphasized in a series of introductory articles.

Practicing professionals, and students interested in experimental high-energy astrophysics, will find this book a useful reference

Keywords

  • Experimental Astrophysics
  • Flight systems for focusing telescopes
  • Focal plane instrumentation
  • Gamma-ray Optics
  • Nuclear Instruments
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Treaty verification
  • Universe
  • astrophysics

About the authors

Peter von Ballmoos est né en 1956 à Zürich. Après des études de physique à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Zürich, un doctorat à l'Université Technique de Munich, et des post-docs outre Atlantique, il a été élu professeur d'astrophysique à l'Université de Toulouse en 1991.
Au sein du Centre d'Etudes Spatiales des Rayonnements de Toulouse, il mène des recherches en astrophysique nucléaire - en particulier l'instrumentation, l'observation et l'interprétation des raies gamma nucléaires. L’observation des raies gamma nucléaires est une des clés aux questions fondamentales sur la structure et l'évolution de l'Univers, et particulièrement sur les cycles de vie de la matière et du comportement de la matière dans des conditions extrêmes. Peter von Ballmoos est co-responsable du projet Spectromètre INTEGRAL de l'ESA et responsable des projets "lentille gamma" du CNES (CLAIRE, MAX).

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Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-5304-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)