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Stark Broadening of Hydrogen and Hydrogenlike Spectral Lines in Plasmas:The Physical Insight
Authors:   Eugene Oks

ISBN: 978-81-8487-498-3 
Publication Year:   2016
Pages:   166
Binding:   Paper Back

About the book

The Stark broadening of spectral lines in plasmas belongs to the highest level of plasma spectroscopy and is consequently its most complicated subject. Therefore, physics of the Stark broadening can be best understood for spectral lines of one-electron systems: hydrogen atoms and hydrogenlike ions. This book presents sophisticated analytical advances into this problem, thus yielding a profound physical insight. The book contains also the Tables of Stark widths of hydrogen and deuterium lines in plasmas. These Tables are based on the most advanced theory/code, proven by the comparison with the benchmark experiments. Analytical and numerical results presented in the book have very broad, interdisciplinary practical applications across various areas of physics and technology, such as: Magnetically-controlled fusion Laser-controlled fusion Powerful Z-pinches used for producing x-ray and neutron radiation, ultra-high pulsed magnetic fields, and for x-ray lasing X-ray lasers Low-temperature technological discharges for plasma processing Cold Rydberg plasmas (a new research area that bridges the gap between atomic physics and plasma physics) Astrophysics, including solar physics.

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Preface / Introduction / Approaches Developed in the No-Coupling Approximation / Long-Standing Disputes Within the Conventional Theory and Their Resolutions / Generalized Theory: the Indirect Coupling of the Electron and Ion Microfields / Acceleration of the Perturbing Electrons by the Ion Field: the Direct Coupling of the Electron and Ion Microfields / Other Couplings of the Electron and Ion Microfields Contributing to the Stark Shifts / Non-Perturbative Multi-Particle Analytical Description of the Ion Dynamical Stark Broadening / Applications of the Two-Coulomb-Centers Problem / Comparison with Experiments / Concluding remarks / Appendices / References / Subject Index.

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