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Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Modern Methods in Collisional-Radiative Modeling of Plasmas

Editors: Ralchenko, Yuri (Ed.)

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  • Offers a unique overview of modern techniques in collisional-radiative (CR) modeling of plasmas
  • Builds from the fundamental principles to the state-of-the-art in CR plasma modeling
  • Details applications of CR modeling to astrophysical plasmas
  • Addresses important issues in simulation of plasma spectra
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About this book

This book provides a compact yet comprehensive overview of recent developments in collisional-radiative (CR) modeling of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. It describes advances across the entire field, from basic considerations of model completeness to validation and verification of CR models to calculation of plasma kinetic characteristics and spectra in diverse plasmas. 

Various approaches to CR modeling are presented, together with numerous examples of applications.  A number of important topics, such as atomic models for CR modeling, atomic data and its availability and quality, radiation transport, non-Maxwellian effects on plasma emission, ionization potential lowering, and verification and validation of CR models, are thoroughly addressed. Strong emphasis is placed on the most recent developments in the field, such as XFEL spectroscopy.

Written by leading international research scientists from a number of key laboratories, the book offers a timely summary of the most recent progress in this area. It will be a useful and practical guide for students and experienced researchers working in plasma spectroscopy, spectra simulations, and related fields.

About the authors

Dr. Ralchenko works in atomic physics, collisional-radiative modeling, atomic data, plasma emission, and plasma population kinetics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, citation (partial): “for significant contributions to the relativistic theory of highly-charged ions and collisional-radiative modeling…”

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Balancing Detail and Completeness in Collisional-Radiative Models

    Pages 1-15

    Hansen, Stephanie B.

  • Self-consistent Large-Scale Collisional-Radiative Modeling

    Pages 17-50

    Fontes, Christopher J. (et al.)

  • Generalized Collisional Radiative Model Using Screened Hydrogenic Levels

    Pages 51-79

    Chung, H.-K. (et al.)

  • Collisional-Radiative Modeling for Radiation Hydrodynamics Codes

    Pages 81-104

    Scott, Howard A.

  • Average Atom Approximation in Non-LTE Level Kinetics

    Pages 105-126

    Novikov, Vladimir G.

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27514-7
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80158-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Methods in Collisional-Radiative Modeling of Plasmas
Editors
  • Yuri Ralchenko
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
90
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27514-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27514-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27512-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80158-2
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 212
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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