Introduction to Plasma Spectroscopy

  • Hans-Joachim Kunze

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-39

About this book


Although based on lectures given for graduate students and postgraduates starting in plasma physics, this concise introduction to the fundamental processes and tools is as well directed at established researchers who are newcomers to spectroscopy and seek quick access to the diagnostics of plasmas ranging from low- to high-density technical systems at low temperatures, as well as from low- to high-density hot plasmas. Basic ideas and fundamental concepts are introduced as well as typical instrumentation from the X-ray to the infrared spectral regions. Examples, techniques and methods illustrate the possibilities.

This book directly addresses the experimentalist who actually has to carry out the experiments and their interpretation. For that reason about half of the book is devoted to experimental problems, the instrumentation, components, detectors and calibration.


Collisional processes Plasma Plasma diagnostics Plasma techniques Population models Radiative plasma processes Spectroscopic instruments Textbook on plasma spectroscopy collision spectra spectroscopy temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans-Joachim Kunze
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  1. 1.Inst. Exerimentalphysik VUniv. BochumBochumGermany

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