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Atomic Spectroscopy and Radiative Processes

  • Egidio Landi Degl'Innocenti

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 1-14
  3. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 15-40
  4. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 41-83
  5. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 85-98
  6. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 99-118
  7. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 119-147
  8. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 149-190
  9. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 191-205
  10. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 207-235
  11. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 237-259
  12. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 261-290
  13. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 291-305
  14. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 307-314
  15. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 315-335
  16. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 337-368
  17. Egidio Landi Degl’Innocenti
    Pages 369-419
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 421-430

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the basic physical principles of atomic spectroscopy and the absorption and emission of radiation in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. It summarizes the basics of electromagnetism and thermodynamics and then describes in detail the theory of atomic spectra for complex atoms, with emphasis on astrophysical applications. Both equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena in plasmas are considered. The interaction between radiation and matter is described, together with various types of radiation (e.g., cyclotron, synchrotron, bremsstrahlung, Compton). The basic theory of polarization is explained, as is the theory of radiative transfer for astrophysical applications. Atomic Spectroscopy and Radiative Processes bridges the gap between basic books on atomic spectroscopy and the very specialized publications for the advanced researcher: it will provide under- and postgraduates with a clear in-depth description of theoretical aspects, supported by practical examples of applications.

Keywords

appications of quantum electrodynamics atomic spectroscopy interaction between matter and radiation radiative processes radiative transfer

Authors and affiliations

  • Egidio Landi Degl'Innocenti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica e AstronomiaUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2808-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2807-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2808-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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