The Resource Scattering of Particles and Radiation in Astrophysical Environments, by Nicholas R. Lewkow, (electronic resource)

Scattering of Particles and Radiation in Astrophysical Environments, by Nicholas R. Lewkow, (electronic resource)

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Scattering of Particles and Radiation in Astrophysical Environments
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Scattering of Particles and Radiation in Astrophysical Environments
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by Nicholas R. Lewkow
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eng
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This thesis considers the non-equilibrium and energy transfer processes involved in the evolution of astrophysical gases and plasmas. Momentum-energy transfer in collisions of atoms, molecules and ions governs the evolution of interacting astrophysical gas and plasmas. These collisions require an accurate quantum mechanical description and the work presented here develops a unified kinetic and quantum-mechanical model for this consideration. The multi-scale computational approach implemented here takes into account non-thermal distributions of atomic particles and clarifies their role in the evolution of interstellar gas and planetary atmospheres. As shown, the physical parameters of non-thermal distributions strongly depend on the differential cross sections of atomic, molecular and ion collisions. Readers will find a detailed description of the energy relaxation of energetic atoms, produced in the interstellar gas by the solar and stellar wind plasmas. Computation of the non-thermal diffuse background of energetic helium atoms in the heliosphere is also included for evaluation of the contributions from local and cosmic sources and analysis of related satellite observations. Work involving modeling of energetic particle precipitation into planetary atmospheres and formation of the planetary and exoplanetary escape fluxes has been performed with very accurate cross sections, describing momentum-energy transfer processes with high precision. Results of the Monte Carlo simulations, carried out for the Mars atmosphere at different solar conditions, can be used for analysis of observational data for Mars atmospheric escape and investigation into the history of Martian water
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Lewkow, Nicholas R
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QB460-466
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Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research,
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  • Physics
  • Quantum physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atoms
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Astroparticles
  • Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
  • Quantum Physics
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Scattering of Particles and Radiation in Astrophysical Environments, by Nicholas R. Lewkow, (electronic resource)
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Introduction -- Particle Scattering in Astrophysical Environments -- X-ray Scattering by Nanoparticles -- Conclusions
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1st ed. 2016.
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XI, 106 p. 59 illus., 1 illus. in color.
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9783319250793
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10.1007/978-3-319-25079-3
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-25079-3
Label
Scattering of Particles and Radiation in Astrophysical Environments, by Nicholas R. Lewkow, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Particle Scattering in Astrophysical Environments -- X-ray Scattering by Nanoparticles -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
XI, 106 p. 59 illus., 1 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319250793
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-25079-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-25079-3

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