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The correspondance of John Flamsteed, First Astronomer Royal. Vol. 3

Author: Eric G Forbes; Lesley Murdin; Frances Willmoth
Publisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Emphasizing a physical understanding with various illustrations, this book covers the major areas of x-ray radiation and elementary atomic processes occurring with highly charged ions in hot  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Named Person: John Flamsteed; John Flamsteed
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric G Forbes; Lesley Murdin; Frances Willmoth
ISBN: 0750304812 9780750304818
OCLC Number: 47150433
Description: 1100 pages
Contents: Preface INTRODUCTION General remarks Atomic masses, charges and sizes Ions in nature Ions in the laboratory Visualization of single atoms RADIATION Light and radiation The electromagnetic spectrum The distribution of radiation Diffraction and interference The Doppler effect SPECTROSCOPY Spectral lines The quantum nature of radiation The photoelectric effect Compton scattering Mossbauer spectroscopy Spectral-line analysis The inner concept of atoms LIGHT AND ION SOURCES Basic Physical considerations Bremsstrahlung Synchrotron radiation Ion accelerators Ion cooler rings Tokamak Electron-cyclotron-resonance ion source Electron-beam ion source and trap ATOMIC STRUCTURE Classification of spectral lines Coupling schemes Selection rules Transition probabilities Lifetimes Autoionizing states One-electron systems Relativistic effects and the fine structure Magnetic effects and the hyperfine structure QED effects and the Lamb shift Multi-electron systems Transition energies and x-ray spectra External fields Quantum theory of line shape Absorption edges Polarization of x-ray lines and continuum ATOMIC COLLISIONS Elementary processes in plasmas The principle of detailed balance Local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) Non-equilibrium plasma and the coronal limit Emission and absorption Excitation and de-excitation Ionization and three-body recombination Dielectronic recombination Ion-ion collisions Ion-surface interaction and hollow atoms Conclusion and further reading Appendix Atomic physics in chronological order Index
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Eric Gray Forbes and by Lesley Murdin and Frances Willmoth.


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