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Opacity

  • Walter F. Huebner
  • W. David Barfield

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 402)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 1-7
  3. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 9-28
  4. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 29-79
  5. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 81-121
  6. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 123-261
  7. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 263-286
  8. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 287-367
  9. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 369-381
  10. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 383-404
  11. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 405-410
  12. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 411-419
  13. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 421-424
  14. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 425-442
  15. Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
    Pages 443-455
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 457-572

About this book

Introduction

The interaction of radiation with matter is a fundamental process in the universe; in particular, the absorption and scattering of radiation by matter (the opacity) govern the formation, evolution, and structure of stars and planets.  But opacity is also important in many terrestrial applications in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer, such as controlled nuclear-fusion, laser ablation, atmospheric entry and reentry, and the "greenhouse" effect.  This book covers all aspects of opacity and equations of state for plasmas, gases, vapors, and dust and emphasizes the continuous transformation of phases and molecular compositions with changing density and temperature under conditions of local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) while preserving the basic abundances of the chemical elements in a mixture.

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter F. Huebner
    • 1
  • W. David Barfield
    • 2
  1. 1.Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) Space Science & Engineering DivisionSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.TucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8797-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8796-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8797-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7985
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