Über den Autor
Dr. Walter F. Huebner is a research scientist with the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
Definitions.- Atomic and Molecular Structure.- Equation of State.- Radiative Cross Sections.- Continuum transitions.- Bound-Bound Transitions.- Electron Conduction.- Equations of State and Opacities for Mixtures.- Limits, Approximations, Scaling, and Interpolation.- Uncertainties in Models, Methods, and Calculations.
This book covers all aspects of opacity and equations of state for gases, plasmas, and dust. The discussion emphasizes the continuous transformation of the equilibrium compositions of these phases as a function of temperature and density.
A comprehensive review is presented on opacity and equation of state calculations for gases, plasmas, and grains. The continuous trasnformation of the equilibrium composition of these phases of matter as a function of temperature and density is emphasized. Absorption and scattering processes are described that affect opacities in regions of interest to science and technology, up to temperatures of about 1 x 10(9) (o) K and densities of about 10(9) g cm (-3). Reliability of results based on various approximations are given and cross sections are compared with experimental values where available. Opacity tables are presented for air, "glass", a few elements, and astrophysical mixtures.