Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

Turbulence, Dynamos, Accretion Disks, Pulsars and Collective Plasma Processes

First Kodai-Trieste Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics held at the Kodaikanal Observatory, India, August 27 - September 7, 2007

Editors: Hasan, Siraj, Gangadhara, R., Krishan, V. (Eds.)

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  • Each chapter presents research problems and contains a pedagogical component
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It is well established and appreciated by now that more than 99% of the baryonic matter in the universe is in the plasma state. Most astrophysical systems could be approximated as conducting fluids in a gravitational field. It is the combined effect of these two that gives rise to the mind boggling variety of configurations in the form of filaments, loops , jets and arches. The plasma structures that cannot last for more than a second or less in a laboratory remain intact for astronomical time and spatial scales in an astrophysical setting. The case in point is the well known extragalactic jets whose collimation and stability has remained an enigma inspite of the efforts of many for many long years. The high energy radiation sources such as the active galactic nuclei again summon the coherent plasma radiation processes for their exceptionally large output from regions of relatively small physical sizes. The generation of magnetic field, anomalous transport of angular momentum with decisive bearing on star formation processes, the ubiquitous MHD turbulence under conditions irreproducible in terrestrial laboratories are some of the generic issues still awaiting a concerted effort for their understanding. Quantum Plasmas, pair plasmas and pair-ion plasmas exist under extreme conditions in planetary interiors and exotic stars. In this workshop plasma physicists, astrophysicists and plasma astrophysicists are brought together to discuss these issues.

About the authors

The Editor, Prof. S.S. Hasan is the Director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Aspects of Hydrodynamic Turbulence in Classical and Quantum Systems

    Niemela, J. J.

    Pages 3-19

  • Observations and Modeling of Turbulence in the Solar Wind

    Goldstein, Melvyn L.

    Pages 21-33

  • Power Spectra of the Fluctuations in the Solar Wind

    Krishan, V.

    Pages 35-52

  • Alpha Effect in Partially Ionized Plasmas

    Krishan, V. (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

  • Constraints on Dynamo Action

    Mangalam, A.

    Pages 69-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Turbulence, Dynamos, Accretion Disks, Pulsars and Collective Plasma Processes
Book Subtitle
First Kodai-Trieste Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics held at the Kodaikanal Observatory, India, August 27 - September 7, 2007
Editors
  • Siraj Hasan
  • R. Gangadhara
  • V. Krishan
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8868-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8868-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8867-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8011-0
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 342
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