Hot Thin Plasmas in Astrophysics

  • Roberto┬áPallavicini

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 249)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Radiative Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John C. Raymond
      Pages 3-20
  3. X-Ray Instrumentation

  4. Solar and Stellar Coronae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. A. H. Gabriel
      Pages 79-95
    3. C. Jordan
      Pages 97-108
    4. J. H. M. M. Schmitt
      Pages 109-120
    5. R. Pallavicini
      Pages 121-138
  5. Related (Optically-Thick) Stellar Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Frits Paerels, John Heise
      Pages 157-166
    3. M. A. Barstow
      Pages 167-176
    4. Krishna M. V. Apparao, S. P. Tarafdar
      Pages 177-182
  6. Supernova Remnants and the Hot Interstellar Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. R. Rothenflug
      Pages 197-211
  7. Galaxies and Galactic Halos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Ginevra Trinchieri
      Pages 235-246
    3. E. E. Salpeter
      Pages 261-269
  8. Clusters of Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Richard Mushotzky
      Pages 273-292
    3. A. C. Fabian
      Pages 293-314
    4. A. Cavaliere, S. Colafrancesco
      Pages 315-333
    5. A. C. Edge, G. C. Stewart, A. Smith
      Pages 335-340
  9. Future X-Ray Missions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Y. Tanaka
      Pages 343-353
    3. J. Tr├╝mper
      Pages 355-358
    4. M. A. Barstow, K. A. Pounds
      Pages 359-368
    5. G. C. Perola
      Pages 369-378
    6. Harvey Tananbaum
      Pages 379-390
    7. J. A. M. Bleeker, A. Peacock
      Pages 391-414
    8. Alan Smith
      Pages 415-427

About this book


This volume contains all but one of the lectures and seminars presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on HOI Thin Plasmas in Astrophysics held in Cargese, Corsica, from September 8 to 18, 1987. The meeting was planned in collaboration with the members of the Scientific Organizing Committee, 10 whom I am grateful for suggesting a comprehensive and well balanced program. The SOC was comprised of Prof. J. Bleeker (Space Research Institute. Utrecht, The Netherlands), Dr. C. Cesarsky (CEN Saclay, France), Dr. R. Mushotzky (GSFC, USA), Prof. K. Pounds (University of Leicester, UK), Prof. H. Schnopper (Danish Space Research Laboratory, Denmark), Dr. H. Tananbaum (Center for Astrophysics, USA), Dr. G. Trinchieri (Arcetri Observatory, Italy), and Prof. 1. Truemper (MPE, Garching, Germany). The ASI, fully supported by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, was organized with the intent of providing a critical and up-to-date overview of our present kowledge and understanding of the properties of hot thin plasmas in astrophysics as they are revealed by X-ray observations from space. The X-ray and UV emission from optically thin thermal plasmas is a common feature of many astrophysical systems. This type of emission occurs in the solar corona and in the coronae of other stars, in supernova remnants and in the hot interstellar medium, in normal galaxies and galactic halos, and in the intergalactic gas in clusters.


Galaxy LOPES Libration Supernova astronomy astrophysics galaxies observatory spectroscopy stellar x-ray spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Osservatorio Astrofisico di ArcetriFlorenceItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7878-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3065-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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