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Atomic Properties in Hot Plasmas

From Levels to Superconfigurations

Authors: Bauche, Jacques, Bauche-Arnoult, Claire, Peyrusse, Olivier

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  • Introduces statistical methods in the quantum mechanical treatment of hot plasmas
  • Analyzes the global properties of level ensembles, such as configurations, superconfigurations, ions
  • Illustrates correlations between line intensities and wavenumbers, useful for radiative transfer
  • Offers both rigorous fundamental atomic physics and well-illustrated applications to current problems in atomic spectroscopy
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About this book

This book is devoted to the calculation of hot-plasma properties which generally requires a huge number of atomic data. It is the first book that combines information on the details of the basic atomic physics and its application to atomic spectroscopy with the use of the relevant statistical approaches. Information like energy levels, radiative rates, collisional and radiative cross-sections, etc., must be included in equilibrium or non-equilibrium models in order to describe both the atomic-population kinetics and the radiative properties. From the very large number of levels and transitions involved in complex ions, some statistical (global) properties emerge.

The book presents a coherent set of concepts and compact formulas suitable for tractable and accurate calculations. The topics addressed are: radiative emission and absorption, and a dozen of other collisional and radiative processes; transition arrays between level ensembles (configurations, superconfigurations); effective temperatures of configurations, superconfigurations, and ions; charge-state distributions; radiative power losses and opacity. There are many numerical examples and comparisons with experiment presented throughout the book. The plasma properties described in this book are especially relevant to large nuclear fusion facilities such as the NIF (California) and the ITER (France), and to astrophysics.

Methods relevant to the central-field configurational model are described in detail in the appendices: tensor-operator techniques, second-quantization formalism, statistical distribution moments, and the algebra of partition functions. Some extra tools are propensity laws, correlations, and fractals. These methods are applied to the analytical derivation of many properties, specially the global ones, through which the complexity is much reduced. The book is intended for graduate-level students, and for physicists working in the field.

About the authors

Jacques Bauche is a retired professor of Atomic Physics of the Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France.
Claire Bauche-Arnoult, is a retired assistant professor, also of the Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France.
Olivier Peyrusse, is a physicist in the French Bureau of Atomic Energy (CEA) and currently affiliated to the Laboratoire Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), Université de Bordeaux, Talence, France.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Hardcover 137,14 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atomic Properties in Hot Plasmas
Book Subtitle
From Levels to Superconfigurations
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18147-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18147-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18146-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37168-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 379
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