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Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions

1st Edition

By Heinrich F. Beyer, Viateheslav P. Shevelko

CRC Press

361 pages

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Emphasizing a physical understanding with many illustrations, Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions covers the major areas of x-ray radiation and elementary atomic processes occurring with highly charged ions in hot laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. Topics include light and ion sources, spectroscopy, atomic structure, magnetic and QED effects, and a thorough look at atomic collisions, from elementary processes in plasmas to ion-surface interaction and hollow atoms. Avoiding unnecessary mathematical details, this book is accessible to a broad range of readers, including graduate students and researchers.

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"The authors are well-known experts in the physics of highly charged ions. This book provides a lucid introduction to the field including a profound review of recent experimental and theoretical results. This makes it suitable for a broad audience and also valuable for researchers working on these topics."

- Professor V.M. Shabaev

Table of 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

About the Series

Series in Atomic Molecular Physics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI005000
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI074000
SCIENCE / Molecular Physics