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Laboratory Astrophysics

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  • Provides a quick entry into laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry

  • Presents fundamentals of main laboratory astrophysical techniques: spectroscopy, scattering, theoretical models

  • Gives detailed descriptions of astrophysical systems: ice, dust, grains, plasmas

  • Contains very useful material for graduate researchers undertaking studies in astrophysics

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

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Dust and Ice in the Interstellar Medium

      • Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
      Pages 3-14
    3. Introduction to Spectroscopy and Astronomical Observations

      • Rafael Escribano, Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
      Pages 27-47
  3. Ice Properties

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. Density of Ices of Astrophysical Interest

      • Miguel Ángel Satorre, Ramón Luna, Carlos Millán, Manuel Domingo, Carmina Santonja
      Pages 51-69
    3. Quantum Chemical Description of Solids: DFT Approach

      • Oscar Gálvez Gálvez
      Pages 87-94
    4. Monte Carlo Simulations of the Formation and Morphology of Interstellar Ices

      • 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. Infrared Spectroscopy and Programmed Thermal Desorption of Ice Mixtures

      • Rafael Martín-Doménech, Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro
      Pages 113-132
    3. Photon-Induced Desorption Processes in Astrophysical Ices

      • Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro, Rafael Martín Doménech
      Pages 133-147
    4. Thermal Reactivity Dynamics in Interstellar Ice

      • Patrice Theulé, Jennifer A. Noble, Pierre Ghesquière
      Pages 149-155
  5. Dust Grains and Plasmas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
    2. Spectroscopy of Interstellar Carbonaceous Dust

      • Víctor J. Herrero, Belén Maté, Germán Molpeceres, Miguel Jiménez-Redondo, Isabel Tanarro
      Pages 159-171
    3. Light Scattered by Cosmic Dust at Visible Wavelengths

      • Jesús Escobar-Cerezo, Olga Muñoz, Fernando Moreno
      Pages 173-193
    4. Infrared Spectroscopy of Ions of Astrophysical Interest

      • José-Luis Doménech
      Pages 195-216
  6. Astrophysical Models

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217
    2. Interstellar Chemical Models

      • Marcelino Agúndez
      Pages 219-232

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.

Keywords

  • 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

  • Centro de Astrobiología, INTA-CSIC, Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain

    Guillermo M. Muñoz Caro

  • Inst. de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

    Rafael Escribano

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-90020-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)