Cosmic Plasma Physics

It was gratifying to find that within the wide field of cosmic plasma physics a lively dialogue was in fact possible. The Conference was sponsored by the European Physical Society. Financial support was provided by ESRO.

Cosmic Plasma Physics

Author: Karl Schindler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461567608

Page: 370

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The plan to hold a conference on cosmic plasma physics originated in the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society, whose chairman, B. Lehnert, took the first steps towards its realization. - ESRIN readily adopted this idea, and preliminary contacts with a number of other groups showed that there was a good deal of interest in bringing to gether people working in different areas of the field of cosmic plasma physics. It was clearly felt that an exchange of views and experience, and an attempt to define problem areas, would be profitable. In this spirit a programme was de vised which covered a large variety of topics, ranging from ionospheric to galactic structures. A diversified programme of this kind runs the risk that the communication between the various fields of specialization remains insufficient. It was gratifying to find that within the wide field of cosmic plasma physics a lively dialogue was in fact possible. The Conference was sponsored by the European Physical Society. Financial support was provided by ESRO. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the excellent suggestions of the programme committee members L. Biermann, N. D'Angelo, R. Gendrin, and B. Lehnert. I should like to thank my colleagues B. Bertotti, K. Lackner, and J.F. McKenzie, and numerous other ESRIN staff members, for their valuable help. I feel particularly indebted to the conference secretary, Miss Sachs, who did the real work while I just signed the letters.

Cosmic Plasma Physics

This unusual book considers physical principles, starting from the most general ones, and simplifies assumptions, helping students answer two key questions: what approximation is the simplest, but still sufficient for the description of a ...

Cosmic Plasma Physics

Author: B.V. Somov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792365129

Page: 652

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This unusual book considers physical principles, starting from the most general ones, and simplifies assumptions, helping students answer two key questions: what approximation is the simplest, but still sufficient for the description of a phenomenon in cosmic plasmas, and how to build an adequate model.

Physics of the Plasma Universe

This book covers topics such as the large-scale structure and the filamentary universe; the formation of magnetic fields and galaxies, active galactic nuclei and quasars, the origin and abundance of light elements, star formation and the ...

Physics of the Plasma Universe

Author: Anthony L. Peratt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461478197

Page: 406

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Today many scientists recognize plasma as the key element to understanding new observations in near-Earth, interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic space; in stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, and throughout the observable universe. Physics of the Plasma Universe, 2nd Edition is an update of observations made across the entire cosmic electromagnetic spectrum over the two decades since the publication of the first edition. It addresses paradigm changing discoveries made by telescopes, planetary probes, satellites, and radio and space telescopes. The contents are the result of the author's 37 years research at Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy. This book covers topics such as the large-scale structure and the filamentary universe; the formation of magnetic fields and galaxies, active galactic nuclei and quasars, the origin and abundance of light elements, star formation and the evolution of solar systems, and cosmic rays. Chapters 8 and 9 are based on the research of Professor Gerrit Verschuur, and reinvestigation of the manifestation of interstellar neutral hydrogen filaments from radio astronomical observations are given. Using data from the Green Bank 100-m telescope (GBT) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), detailed information is presented for a non-cosmological origin for the cosmic microwave background quadruple moment. This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers active in the areas of cosmic plasmas and space science. The supercomputer and experimental work was carried out within university, National laboratory, Department of Energy, and supporting NASA facilities.

Nuclear Science Abstracts

From Conference on cosmic plasma physics ; Frascati , Italy ( 20 Sep 1971 ) .
See CONF - 710951 . A brief theory is described for the energy exchanges in an
expanding solar wind . Diagrams are given for helium and hydrogen densities at
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1987 International Conference on Plasma Physics

The considered effect is able to explain the phenomena of cosmic ray creation by
any plasma turbulence ( 11 ) independence of the cosmic ray spectra on the type
of particle , type of turbulence , et From this point of view this effect should not ...

1987 International Conference on Plasma Physics

Author: Alekseĭ Grigorʹevich Sitenko

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789971503871

Page: 1381

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Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos

Solar and space physics is the study of solar system phenomena that occur in the plasma state. Examples include sunspots, the solar wind, planetary magnetospheres, radiation belts, and the aurora.

Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309166089

Page: 96

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Solar and space physics is the study of solar system phenomena that occur in the plasma state. Examples include sunspots, the solar wind, planetary magnetospheres, radiation belts, and the aurora. While each is a distinct phenomenon, there are commonalities among them. To help define and systematize these universal aspects of the field of space physics, the National Research Council was asked by NASA’s Office of Space Science to provide a scientific assessment and strategy for the study of magnetized plasmas in the solar system. This report presents that assessment. It covers a number of important research goals for solar and space physics. The report is complementary to the NRC report, The Sun to the Earthâ€"and Beyond: A Decadal Research Strategy for Solar and Space Physics, which presents priorities and strategies for future program activities.

Plasma Physics for Astrophysics

Simple estimates and examples are given instead of rigorous derivations (rigorous results are then quoted). The writing is colloquial and accessible. This is an excellent approach, and it helps demystify a complex subject.

Plasma Physics for Astrophysics

Author: R. M. Kulsrud

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691120730

Page: 468

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Designed to teach plasma physics and astrophysics 'from the ground up', this textbook proceeds from the simplest examples through a careful derivation of results and encourages the reader to think for themselves.

Plasma Physics Reports

The journal covers the following topics : high - temperature plasma physics
related to the problem of controlled nuclear fusion based on magnetic and inertial
confinement ; physics of cosmic plasma , including magnetosphere plasma , sun
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Soviet Journal of Plasma Physics

Generation of cosmic rays in plasma pinches V . P . Vlasov , S . K . Zhdanov , and
B . A . Trubnikov I . V . Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy ; Engineering Physics
Institute , Moscow ( Submitted March 21 , 1989 ; resubmitted May 31 , 1990 ) ...

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Plasma Astrophysics Part I

This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics.

Plasma Astrophysics  Part I

Author: Boris V. Somov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461442834

Page: 498

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This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This first part uniquely covers all the basic principles and practical tools required for understanding and work in plasma astrophysics. More than 25% of the text is updated from the first edition, including new figures, equations and entire sections on topics such as magnetic reconnection and the Grad-Shafranov equation. The book is aimed at professional researchers in astrophysics, but it will also be useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, applied physics and mathematics, especially those seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics.

Space Plasma Physics Reports of the Study Committee and advocacy panels

The range of parameters found in astrophysics is , of course , considerably
different from that of laboratory plasmas ... As one specific example of the
applicability of solar - system plasma physics , consider the case of cosmic - ray
transport .

Space Plasma Physics  Reports of the Study Committee and advocacy panels

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Space Science Board

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Cosmic Plasma

The general background of this monograph and the aim of it is described in detail in Chapter I. As stated in 1.7 it is written according to the principle that "when rigour appears to conflict with simplicity, simplicity is given preference" ...

Cosmic Plasma

Author: H. Alfvèn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400983743

Page: 168

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The general background of this monograph and the aim of it is described in detail in Chapter I. As stated in 1.7 it is written according to the principle that "when rigour appears to conflict with simplicity, simplicity is given preference", which means that it is intended for a rather broad public. Not only graduate students but also advanced undergraduates should be able to understand at least most of it. This monograph is the result of many years of inspiring discussions with a number of colleagues, for which I want to thank them very much. Especially I should mention the groups in Stockholm and La Jolla: in Stockholm, Dr Carl-Gunne Flilthammar and many of his collaborators, including Drs Lars Block, Per Carlqvist, Lennart lindberg, Michael Raadu, Staffan Torven, Miroslav Babic, and Itlgvar Axniis, and further, Drs Bo Lehnert and Bjorn Bonnevier, all at the Royal Institute of Technology. Of other col leagues in Sweden, I should mention Dr Bertel Laurent, Stockholm University, Dr Aina Elvius, The Stockholm Observatory, and Dr Bengt Hultqvist, Kiruna. In La Jolla my thanks go first of all to Dr Gustaf Arrhenius, who once invited me to La Jolla, which was the start of a most interesting collaboration; further, to Dr W.B.

Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology

This special issue of the international journal of cosmic physics, Astrophysics and Space Science, contains invited contributions delivered at the Second IEEE International Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology, held from 10 to 12 ...

Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology

Author: Anthony L. Peratt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401104050

Page: 299

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This special issue of the international journal of cosmic physics, Astrophysics and Space Science, contains invited contributions delivered at the Second IEEE International Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology, held from 10 to 12 May 1993 in Princeton, New Jersey. The Workshop was sponsored by the NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences, NASA Headquarters, Space Physics Division, and the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It was the purpose of the Workshop to update topics in Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology presented at the First IEEE International Workshop on Plasma Cosmology, La Jolla, California, 20-22 February 1989, and to again bring together observers and theorists to discuss the related links between plasma theory and observation. Another goal of the Workshop and these proceedings was to highlight the Centennial Celebration (1896-1996) of the founding of Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology and several papers are devoted to the history of this field of science.

Soviet Research in Plasma Physics

Gurevich , L. E. Thermomagnetic waves and the excitation of a magnetic field in a
nonequilibrium plasma . Zh ETF , v . 44 , no . 2 , 1963 , 548-555 . The theories
dealing with the origin of cosmic rays and cosmic radio waves usually assume
the ...

Soviet Research in Plasma Physics

Author: Library of Congress. Aerospace Technology Division

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Contents: Stability and oscillations, Shock waves, Electromagnetic fields, Diagnostics, Containment, Production and manipulation, Astrophysics, MHD, and Plasma waveguides.