X-ray spectroscopy of stellar coronae

  title={X-ray spectroscopy of stellar coronae},
  author={Rolf Mewe},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
  • R. Mewe
  • Published 1 June 1991
  • Physics
  • The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
SummaryFrom the early discovery in 1948 of X-rays from the Solar corona, X-ray spectroscopy has proven to be an invaluable tool in studying hot astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. Because the emission line spectra and continua from optically thin plasmas are fairly well known, high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy has its most obvious application in the measurement of optically thin sources such as the coronae of stars. In particular X-ray observations with theEINSTEIN observatory have… 

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