High-Energy Spectroscopic Astrophysics

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 30 2000. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

  • Steven M. Kahn
  • Rashid A. Sunyaev
  • Peter von Ballmoos

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-2
  2. P. von Ballmoos
    Pages 82-197
  3. R. Sunyaev, S. Sazonov
    Pages 198-283
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 285-295

About this book


After three decades of intense research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, the time was ripe to summarize basic knowledge on X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy for interested students and researchers ready to become involved in new high-energy missions. This volume exposes both the scientific basics and modern methods of high-energy spectroscopic astrophysics. The emphasis is on physical principles and observing methods rather than a discussion of particular classes of high-energy objects, but many examples and new results are included in the three chapters as well.


Accretion Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Spectroscopy Astrophysics X-ray spectroscopy astronomy astrophysics instruments spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven M. Kahn
    • 1
  • Rashid A. Sunyaev
    • 2
  • Peter von Ballmoos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Max-Plank-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Centre d'Etude Spatiale des RayonnementsToulouseFrance

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