Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Astronomical Masers

Authors: Elitzur, M

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One of the most spectacular discoveries of molecular astronomy has been the detection of maser emission. The same radiation that is generated in the laboratory only with elaborate, special equipment occurs naturally in interstellar space. This intense radiation probes the smallest structures that can be studied with radio telescopes. By a fortunate coincidence maser radiation is generated in both star forming regions and the envelopes of late-type stars. The early and late stages in the life of a star are considered to be the most interesting phases of stellar evolution. Maser emission has also been detected in external galaxies.
This book provides an extensive coverage of the interstellar maser phenomenon. A precondition for maser action is departure from thermal equilibrium. The book therefore starts with a detailed coverage of the basic background concepts required for an understanding of line formation and radiative transfer. It goes on to describe the theoretical and phenomenological aspects of interstellar masers, their formation sites and the inversion mechanisms.
The book will interest active researchers in astronomy and astrophysics as well as in other areas of physics. It is suitable as a textbook in a graduate course and will enable a graduate student to embark on research projects in this exciting area in particular, and molecular radio astronomy in general.

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` The book is an essential purchase for workers in the field, and will also interest other astrophysicists and researchers in related areas of physics. '
Nature Volume 357
'The book is both well written and thorough, and the paperback edition is reasonably good value, given the somewhat specialized subject area. I'd advise anyone working in the field to buy themselves a copy.' The Observatory 113:1112 1993

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astronomical Masers
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
170
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2394-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2394-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1216-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1217-8
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 351
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