Gamma-Ray Astronomy [E-Book] : Nuclear Transition Region / by E. L. Chupp.
Chupp, E. L., (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1976
336 p. 1 illus. online resource.
englisch
9789401014960
10.1007/978-94-010-1496-0
Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs, An International Series of Fundamental Textbooks ; 14
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction
  • 1.1. Brief History of Attempts to Detect Celestial ?-Rays < 50 MeV
  • 1.2. Astrophysical Significance of ?-Ray Line Astronomy
  • II. Mechanisms for ?-Ray Line and Continuum Production
  • 2.1. Basic Mechanisms and Sources
  • 2.2. Thermal Radiation Field
  • 2.3. Particle-Field Interactions
  • 2.4. Particle-Matter Interactions
  • 2.5. Special Effects
  • 2.6. Summary of ?-Ray Spectra
  • III. Theoretical Estimates of ?-Ray Emission
  • 3.1. Solar ?-Rays
  • 3.2. Cosmic Sources (Point and Localized)
  • 3.3. Cosmic Diffuse Sources
  • IV. Interaction of ?-Rays with Matter
  • 4.1. ?-Ray Properties
  • 4.2. Interaction Processes
  • V. ?-Ray Flux Observations
  • 5.1. Solar Observations
  • 5.2. Cosmic Observations (Point and Localized Sources)
  • 5.3. Diffuse ?-Ray Flux Observations (100 keV to 100 MeV)
  • 5.4. Transient ?-Ray Bursts
  • VI. Experimental Considerations for Nuclear ?-Ray Astronomy
  • 6.1. Background Factors
  • 6.2. Design Limitations
  • 6.3. Current Detection Methods
  • VII. Conclusions
  • Notes Added in Proof
  • Appendices
  • A. Attenuation Coefficients for ?-Ray Interactions
  • B. Conversion Factors for Energy Units
  • References.