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Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research

    472 Pages 191 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    472 Pages 191 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The spectroscopy of highly charged ions plays a key role in numerous areas of physics, from quantum electrodynamics (QED) and parity nonconservation (PNC) testing to fusion and plasma physics to x-ray astronomy. Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research brings together many of the techniques and ideas needed to carry out state-of-the-art research in this field.

    The first part of the book presents techniques of light/ion sources, spectrometers, and detectors. It also covers coincidence techniques and examines how atomic properties change along an isoelectronic sequence. The second part focuses on atomic structure and applications. In addition, it discusses theoretical ideas, such as QED and PNC, that are significant in precise spectroscopic studies of highly charged ions. Extensive references are included at the end of each chapter.

    With the latest developments in fusion and x-ray astronomy research relying heavily on high-quality atomic data, the need for precise, up-to-date spectroscopic techniques is as vital now as it has ever been. This timely handbook explores how these spectroscopic methods for highly charged ions are used in various areas of physics.

    Tools and Techniques
    Light Sources for Atomic Spectroscopy, Jorge Reyna Almandos and Roger Hutton
    Electron Beam Ion Traps: Principles and Applications to Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopy, Yang Yang and Yaming Zou
    Spectroscopic Instruments, Roger Hutton, Zhan Shi, and Indrek Martinson
    Crystal Spectrometers, Nobuyuki Nakamura
    CCD Detectors, Nick Nelms
    Microchannel-Plate Detectors in Atomic Physics Applications, Ottmar Jagutzki
    Coincidence Techniques in Atomic Collisions, John A. Tanis
    Isoelectronic Trends in Atomic Properties, Alan Hibbert

    Investigations of Atomic Structure and Applications
    Experimental Investigation of the Structure of Highly Ionized Atoms, Indrek Martinson
    Atomic Lifetime Measurements of Highly Charged Ions, Elmar Träbert
    Importance of Tungsten Spectroscopy to the Success of ITER, R. Neu, T. Putterich, C. Biedermann, R. Dux, and R. Radtke
    X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy and Diagnostics of Nonequilibrium Fusion and Laser-Produced Plasmas, F.B. Rosmej
    Short-Wavelength Free Electron Lasers, John T. Costello and Michael Meyer
    QED Theory of Highly Charged Ions, O. Yu. Andreev and L.N. Labzowsky
    Parity Nonconservation Effects in the Highly Charged Ions, Anastasiya Bondarevskaya and L.N. Labzowsky



    Yaming Zou is a professor of physics and chair of the Modern Physics Institute at Fudan University. Dr. Zou has worked at RIKEN, Lund University, GSI, Freiburg University, and Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics. She earned a Ph.D. in atomic physics from Fudan University.

    Roger Hutton is a professor of physics in the Modern Physics Institute at Fudan University. Dr. Hutton has worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Lund University, and RIKEN. He earned a Ph.D. in atomic spectroscopy from Lund University.