Focusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics

Editors: von Ballmoos, Peter (Ed.)

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This volume is the first of its kind on focusing gamma-ray telescopes. Forty-eight refereed papers provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific potential and technical challenges of this nascent tool for nuclear astrophysics. The book features articles dealing with pivotal technologies such as grazing incident mirrors, multilayer coatings, Laue- and Fresnel-lenses - and even an optic using the curvature of space-time.

The volume also presents an overview of detectors matching the ambitious objectives of gamma ray optics, and facilities for operating such systems on the ground and in space. The extraordinary scientific potential of focusing gamma-ray telescopes for the study of the most powerful sources and the most violent events in the Universe is emphasized in a series of introductory articles.

Practicing professionals, and students interested in experimental high-energy astrophysics, will find this book a useful reference

About the authors

Peter von Ballmoos est né en 1956 à Zürich. Après des études de physique à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Zürich, un doctorat à l'Université Technique de Munich, et des post-docs outre Atlantique, il a été élu professeur d'astrophysique à l'Université de Toulouse en 1991.
Au sein du Centre d'Etudes Spatiales des Rayonnements de Toulouse, il mène des recherches en astrophysique nucléaire - en particulier l'instrumentation, l'observation et l'interprétation des raies gamma nucléaires. L’observation des raies gamma nucléaires est une des clés aux questions fondamentales sur la structure et l'évolution de l'Univers, et particulièrement sur les cycles de vie de la matière et du comportement de la matière dans des conditions extrêmes. Peter von Ballmoos est co-responsable du projet Spectromètre INTEGRAL de l'ESA et responsable des projets "lentille gamma" du CNES (CLAIRE, MAX).

Table of contents (48 chapters)

Table of contents (48 chapters)
  • Prospects in space-based gamma-ray astronomy

    Knödlseder, J.

    Pages 3-13

  • Annihilation of positrons in the Galaxy

    Sazonov, S. (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • Prospects and requirements for measurements of extragalactic γ-ray lines

    Griffiths, Richard E.

    Pages 23-30

  • Non-thermal cosmic backgrounds and prospects for future high-energy observations of blazars

    Giommi, P. (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Rolling down from the 30 keV peak: Modelling the hard X-ray and γ-ray backgrounds

    Comastri, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 41-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Focusing Telescopes in Nuclear Astrophysics
Editors
  • Peter von Ballmoos
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5304-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5304-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5303-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8313-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 503
Additional Information
Reprinted from Experimental Astronomy, Vol. 20, Nos.1-3, 2005
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