Descript 
xvi, 379 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm 
Note 
Preface  Abbreviations  Introduction  The CentralField Configurational Model  Distribution Functions. Energy Levels  Statistical Properties of Transition Arrays  Modeling of Ionic Spectra  Static and Dynamical Equilibrium in Plasmas  Super Configurations and Super Transition Arrays  Global Approach to Plasmas in LTE Equilibrium  Global Approaches to NonLTE Hot Dense Plasmas. Effective Temperatures  Hybrid Models  Plasma Simulations  Applications to HotPlasma Radiation  Appendix A  The TensorOperator Formalism  Appendix B  The SecondQuantization Method for Electrons in Atoms  Appendix C  Partition Function Algebra  Appendix D  Analytical Evaluation of the IonicExcitation Temperature T(I)  Appendix E  Evaluation of the Radiative Power Losses of a Superconfiguration  Subject index 

This book is devoted to the calculation of hotplasma 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 crosssections, etc., must be included in equilibrium or nonequilibrium models in order to describe both the atomicpopulation 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; chargestate 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 centralfield configurational model are described in detail in the appendices: tensoroperator techniques, secondquantization 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 graduatelevel students, and for physicists working in the field 
Host Item 
Springer eBooks

Subject 
Plasma spectroscopy


High temperature plasmas


Atoms


Physics


Plasma Physics


Nuclear Energy


Atomic/Molecular Structure and Spectra


Mathematical Methods in Physics


Quantum Physics

Alt Author 
BaucheArnoult, Claire


Peyrusse, Olivier


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