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Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 156

By: Dennis Gallagher(Editor), James Horwitz(Editor), Joseph Perez(Editor), Robert Preece(Editor), John Quenby(Editor)

278 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2005 | #232054 | ISBN: 0875904211
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Space is dominated by plasma and a myriad of physical processes through which it has been evolving for billions of years. In our effort to understand what the universe has been and what it will become, we turn to the nature of matter, space, and the various interactions that change this environment. Our contact with the remote regions of the universe is dominated by the photons and high-energy particles produced there long ago, with light often the result of physical processes that involve particles accelerated to high energy. Developing our knowledge of particle acceleration across all spatial scales and energies is one of the keys to understanding the evolving universe. It is also the subject of Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas.


      D. L. Gallagher, J. L Horwitz, J. D. Perez, R. D. Preece, and J. J. Quenby vii
Introduction to Particle Acceleration in the Cosmos
      D. L. Gallagher, J. L. Horwitz, J. D. Perez, and J. J. Quenby  1

Shock Acceleration
Diffusive Shock Acceleration in Astrophysics
      J. J. Quenby and A. Meli 9
On Bow Shock Source of Cusp Energetic Ions
      Shen-Wu Chang and Karlheinz J. Trattner 21
Generation of Diamagnetic Cavities at the Bow Shock by Ion Kinetic Effects
      Yu Lin 31
Diffusive Compression Acceleration
      Joe Giacalone, Jack R. Jokipii, and Jozsef Kota 41
Particle Acceleration and Transport at CME-Driven Shocks: A Case Study
      Gang Li, G. P. Zank, M. I. Desai, G M. Mason, and W.K.M. Rice 51
Cosmic Ray Acceleration at Relativistic Shock Waves With a "Realistic" Magnetic Field Structure
      Jacek Niemiec and Michal Ostrowski 59
Kinetics of Particles in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks
      Mikhail V. Medvedev, Luis O. Silva, Ricardo A. Fonseca, J. W. Tonge, and Warren B. Mori 65
Studies of Relativistic Shock Acceleration
      A. Meli and J. J. Quenby 71
Energy Spectra of Energetic Ions Around Quasi-Parallel Shocks
      T. Sugijama, M. Fujimoto, and H. Matsumoto 87
Particle Acceleration in Shell Supernova Remnants: Observational Evidence
      Stephen P. Reynolds 97
Waves and Turbulence Acceleration Overview: Particle Acceleration by Waves and Turbulence
      Robert Y. Lysak 107
The Connection Between Parallel Electric Fields and Ion Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas
      F.J. Lund 109
Simulation Study of Beam-Plasma Interaction and Associated Acceleration of Background Ions
      X. Y. Wang and Y. Lin 117
Particle Acceleration and Current Disruption From the Cross-Field Current Instability
      Anthony T. Y. Lui 125

Magnetic Energy Storage and Stochastic Acceleration
The Role of Electron Acceleration in Quick Reconnection Triggering
      Masaki Fujimoto and Iku Shinohara 139
The Hall Current System for Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetotail
      T. Nagai and M. Fujimoto 149
Plasma Acceleration due to Transition Region Reconnection
      J. Buchner, B. Nikutowski, and A. Otto 161
RHESSI Observations of Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares
      R. P. Lin 171
Magnetohydrodynamic Analysis of the January 20, 2001, CME-CME Interaction Effect
      A. H. Wang, S. T. Wu, and N. Gopalswamy 185
The Quadrupole as a Source of Cusp Energetic Particles: I. General Considerations
      Robert B. Sheldon, Theodore A. Fritz, and Jiasheng Chen 197

Adiabatic, Diffusive, and Double Layer Acceleration
Electron Phasespace Density Analysis Based on Test-Particle Simulations of Magnetospheric Compression Events
      Jennifer L. Cannon and Xinlin Li 205
Parameterization of Ring Current Adiabatic Energization
      M. W. Liemohn and G. V. Khazanov 215
Interrelation Among Double Layers, Parallel Electric Fields, and Density Depletions
      Nagendra Singh 231
Acceleration and Outflow of Matter From Celestial Objects
      Rickard Lundin, Stanislav Barabash, and Anatol Guglielmi 249

Studies of Exotic Acceleration Processes and Fundamental Physics
Exotic Acceleration Processes and Fundamental Physics
      Giovanni Amelino-Camelia 265
Improving Limits on Planck-Scale Lorentz Symmetry Test Theories
      Giovanni Amelino-Camelia 269
Spectral Evolution of Two High-Energy Gamma-Ray Bursts
      Yuki Kaneko, Robert D. Preece, Maria Magdalena Gonzalez, Brenda L. Dingus, and Michael S. Briggs 275

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