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-a
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES: Light Sources for Atomic Spectroscopy. Electron Beam Ion Traps: Principles and Applications to Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopy. Spectroscopic Instruments. Crystal Spectrometers. CCD Detectors. Microchannel-Plate Detectors in Atomic Physics Applications. Coincidence Techniques in Atomic Collisions. Isoelectronic Trends in Atomic Properties. INVESTIGATIONS OF ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND APPLICATIONS: Experimental Investigation of the Structure of Highly Ionized Atoms. Atomic Lifetime Measurements of Highly Charged Ions, Importance of Tungsten Spectroscopy to the Success of ITER. X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy and Diagnostics of Nonequilibrium Fusion and Laser-Produced Plasmas. Short-Wavelength Free Electron Lasers. QED Theory of Highly Charged Ions. Parity Nonconservation Effects in the Highly Charged Ions. Index.