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Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions

Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions by Heinrich F. Beyer
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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
CRC Press; December 2002
377 pages; ISBN 9781420034097
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Title: Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions
Author: Heinrich F. Beyer; Viateheslav P. Shevelko
 
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