Lecture Notes in Physics

Jets from Young Stars IV

From Models to Observations and Experiments

Editors: Garcia, Paulo Jorge Valente, Ferreira, Joao Miguel (Eds.)

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Astronomical jets are key astrophysical phenomena observed in gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei or young stars. Research on them has largely occurred within the domains of astronomical observations, astrophysical modeling and numerical simulations, but the recent advent of high energy density facilities has added experimental control to jet studies.

Front-line research on jet launching and collimation requires a highly interdisciplinary approach and an elevated level of sophistication. Bridging the gaps between pure magnetohydrodynamics, thermo-chemical evolution, high angular resolution spectro-imaging and laboratory experiments is no small matter. This volume strives to bridge those very gaps. It offers a series of lectures which, taken as whole, act as a thorough reference for the foundations of this discipline. These lectures address the following:

·  laboratory jets physics from laser and z-pinch plasma experiments,
·  the magnetohydrodynamic theory of relativistic and non-relativistic stationary jets,
·  heating mechanisms in magnetohydrodynamic jets, from the solar magnetic reconnection to the molecular shock heating perspectives,
·  atomic and molecular microphysics of jet shocked material.

In addition to the lectures, the book offers, in closing, a presentation of a series of observational diagnostics, thus allowing for the recovery of basic physical quantities from jet emission lines.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jets from Young Stars IV
Book Subtitle
From Models to Observations and Experiments
Editors
  • Paulo Jorge Valente Garcia
  • Joao Miguel Ferreira
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
793
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02289-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02289-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02288-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26154-1
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 252
Number of Illustrations
88 b/w illustrations
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