Polarization Spectroscopy of Ionized Gases

  • S. A. Kazantsev
  • J.-C. Hénoux

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 6-9
  3. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 10-46
  4. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 47-69
  5. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 70-103
  6. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 104-139
  7. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 140-154
  8. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 155-174
  9. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 175-209
  10. S. A. Kazantsev, J.-C. Hénoux
    Pages 210-210
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-214

About this book

Introduction

Polarization Spectroscopy of Ionized Gases describes the physical principles of the technique and its applications to remote sensing. Transport phenomena and local anisotropies can be studied. The theoretical part of the book considers the basic phenomena of the ordering of the velocities of fast exciting charged particles. The polarization of the outer electron shells of excited atoms or molecules is described, and a variety of effects are examined in detail. An integral equation is derived which gives the intensity and polarization of emitted lines. Methods for solving the equation are analyzed.
Universal spectropolarimetric remote sensing has been applied to low pressure gas discharges in the laboratory and to non-thermal processes in the solar atmosphere.
For researchers interested in the remote sensing of ionized gases.

Keywords

astrophysics excited atoms molecule particles spectra spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • S. A. Kazantsev
    • 1
  • J.-C. Hénoux
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsSt. Petersburg State UniversityRussia
  2. 2.Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2708-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4550-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2708-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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