Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Opacity

Authors: Huebner, Walter F., Barfield, W David

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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

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“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)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Opacity
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
402
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8797-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8797-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8796-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3844-5
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 572
Number of Illustrations and Tables
97 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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