Physics of Atoms and Molecules

Impact Spectropolarimetric Sensing

Authors: Kazantsev, Sergi, Firstova, Natalia M., Petrashen, Alexander G.

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This book arises from the significant quantity of original results in the field of impact spectropolarimetry, mainly for solar flare studies, and the evident potential applications of this technique to environmental physics, astrophysics, and hot plasma. This is a practically oriented book, describing theoretical fundamentals and implementation of this new interdisciplinary remote sensing technique. A basic phenomenon for impact spectropolarimetric sensing is the polarization ofthe electron shells of an ensemble of free atomic particles (atoms, ions, molecules) due to collisional interaction. Slow collisions in the presence of internal anisotropies in the relative velocity space inside any ionized medium, as well as bombardment of a diluted gas by fast precipitating light projectiles, are analyzed in detail as principal impact polarization mechanisms. Impact spectro­ polarimetric sensing incorporates state-of-the-art theoretical methods of colli­ sional physics in combination with reliable polarimetric measurements. This technique is illustrated by the new quantitative sensing of energy transport to the upper region of the chromosphere during solar flares, making use of ground­ based solar spectropolarimetric observations. Apart from general astrophysical and solar-terrestrial significance, a solar flare, the brightest nonthermal phenomenon, is a good candidate for the demonstration of new opportunities of impact spectropolarimetry. New astrophysical achievements of quantitative spectropolarimetry are particularly considered in this book. The theoretical part presents a quantum mechanical description of impact polarization and the spectropolarimetric manifestations for different energies of the colliding partners.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Physical Introduction: Concepts, Phenomenology, Retrospectives, Applications

    Kazantsev, S. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Polarization of a Photon Beam

    Kazantsev, S. A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Theory of Collisional Spectropolarimetric Effects

    Kazantsev, S. A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-102

  • Fast Particle Collision with a Heavy Atomic Target

    Kazantsev, S. A. (et al.)

    Pages 103-116

  • Theory of Anisotropic Collisional Relaxation

    Kazantsev, S. A. (et al.)

    Pages 117-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impact Spectropolarimetric Sensing
Authors
Series Title
Physics of Atoms and Molecules
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4839-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4839-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45892-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7194-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 361
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