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Opacity

  • This book covers all aspects of opacity and equations of state for gases, plasmas, and dust

  • The discussion emphasizes the continuous transformation of the equilibrium compositions of these phases as a function of temperature and density

  • Discusses the terrestrial applications of opacity in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer, such as controlled-fusion, laser ablation, and the "greenhouse" effect

Book

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

  1. 1.Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) Space Science & Engineering DivisionSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.TucsonUSA

About the authors

Dr. Walter F. Huebner is a research scientist with the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Opacity
  • Authors Walter F. Huebner
    W. David Barfield
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title Astrophysics, Space Sci.
  • 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 Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-8796-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3844-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-8797-5
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-7985
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 572
  • Number of Illustrations 97 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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Reviews

“The authors approach their subject in a comprehensive and thorough manner. … It is a ‘must buy’ for any library concerned with atomic and molecular physics and astronomy theory, and a highly-recommended textbook for all students concerned with radiative processes.” (Simon Jeffery, The Observatory, Vol. 135 (1245), April, 2015)