By Peter Ballmoos

ISBN-10: 1402053037

ISBN-13: 9781402053030

ISBN-10: 1402053045

ISBN-13: 9781402053047

This quantity is the 1st of its style on focusing gamma-ray telescopes. Forty-eight refereed papers supply a complete evaluate of the clinical power and technical demanding situations of this nascent device for nuclear astrophysics. The publication beneficial properties articles facing pivotal applied sciences similar to grazing incident mirrors, multilayer coatings, Laue- and Fresnel-lenses - or even an optic utilizing the curvature of space-time.

The quantity additionally offers an summary of detectors matching the bold pursuits of gamma ray optics, and amenities for working such structures at the floor and in house. the extreme medical capability of focusing gamma-ray telescopes for the examine of the main strong resources and the main violent occasions within the Universe is emphasised in a sequence of introductory articles.

Practicing execs, and scholars drawn to experimental high-energy astrophysics, will locate this booklet an invaluable reference

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Here we outline some of the major open questions about supernovae and discuss how gamma-ray spectroscopy can address them, including instrument requirements for a future focusing gamma-ray telescope. Keywords Supernovae . Gamma-rays . Radioactivity 1. Introduction Supernovae have been known for thousands of years as bright new stars that appeared where none was visible before. In visible light they are intrinsically as bright as a small galaxy. Fairly homogeneous in their peak brightnesses and light curves, it has been known for a century that spectral properties of supernovae are quite inhomogenous.

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