Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Duane Liedahl

Physicist
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Physics
University of California at Berkeley
1991
B.S. Physics and Mathematics
University of California at Los Angeles
1985

Personal Background

Duane Liedahl is a staff physicist in the Theory and Modeling group. He joined LLNL in 1991 at the post-doctorate level after completing his Ph.D. in physics at UC Berkeley, where his research project involved atomic kinetics in astrophysical X-ray sources. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from UCLA in 1985. Since joining the laboratory, Duane has worked on the modeling and analysis of X-ray spectra from a variety of high-temperature astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, with particular interest in atomic modeling associated with the interaction of high-energy radiation with matter near black holes and neutron stars and in high energy density laser-produced plasmas.


Selected Papers

  1. Liedahl, D.A., and Torres, D.F., “Atomic X-ray Spectroscopy of Accreting Black Holes,” The Canadian Journal of Physics, 83, 1177 (2005).
  2. Liedahl, D.A., “Resonant Auger Destruction and Iron Kα Spectra in Compact X-ray Sources,” in X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas, ed., R.K. Smith, (American Institute of Physics), p. 99 (2005).
  3. Mauche, C.W., Liedahl, D.A., Mathiesen, B.F., Jimenez-Garate, M.A., and Raymond, J.C., “Reprocessing of Soft X-ray Emission Lines in Black Hole Accretion Disks,” The Astrophysical Journal, 606, 168 (2004).
  4. Brown, G.V., Beiersdorfer, P., Liedahl, D.A., Widmann, K., Kahn, S.M., and Clothiaux, E.J., "Laboratory Measurements and Identification of the Fe XVIII-XXIV L-Shell X-ray Line Emission," The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 140, 589 (2002).
  5. Liedahl, D.A., “Spectroscopy with the New Generation of X-Ray Observatories,” Physica Scripta, Vol. T83, 110 (1999).
  6. Liedahl, D.A., “The X-Ray Properties of Photoionized Plasmas and Transient Plasmas,” in X-Ray Spectroscopy in Astrophysics, eds J. van Paradijs and J. Bleeker, Springer Lecture Notes in Physics, p. 189 (1999).

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