- Conference date: 22-25 April 2002
- Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee (USA)
Many objects in the solar system produce x‐rays, including the Sun, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and comets. A number of emission mechanisms account for this x‐ray emission including scattering and fluorescence of solar x‐rays, impact excitation of atoms and molecules by energetic electrons and ions, and by charge transfer of highly charged ions with neutrals. Atomic processes play a key role in all these emission mechanisms. A brief review is provided of x‐ray sources in the solar system and the emission mechanisms that are thought to be responsible for this emission.
- Solar system
- Charge transfer
- Electron scattering
- Atom scattering
- Atomic and molecular interactions
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