X-Ray Spectroscopy in Astrophysics

Lectures Held at the Astrophysics School X Organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 22 – October 3,1997

  • Editors
  • Jan van Paradijs
  • Johan A. M. Bleeker
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 520)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Malcolm S. Longair
    Pages 1-107
  3. Rolf Mewe
    Pages 109-187
  4. Frits Paerels
    Pages 347-434
  5. Richard Willingale
    Pages 435-475
  6. George W. Fraser
    Pages 477-510
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This volume contains a comprehensive treatment of X-ray spectroscopy, as applied in astrophysics. It is presented in the form of extensive notes of lectures given by seven distinguished scientists at the Tenth Summer School of the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network. The subjects covered are: basic line and continuum radiation processes in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy; atomic physics of collision- and radiation-dominated plasmas; X-ray spectroscopic observations with ASCA and BeppoSAX; future X-ray spectroscopy missions; X-ray optics, and X-ray spectroscopy instrumentation. The book, which will appeal to both researchers and graduate students, is timely in view of the scheduled launches of the big X-ray observatories AXAF and XMM in 1999.


Observatories Plasma X-ray spectroscopy astronomy astrophysics spectroscopy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65548-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49199-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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