Microphysics of Cosmic Plasmas

  • André Balogh
  • Andrei Bykov
  • Peter Cargill
  • Richard Dendy
  • Thierry Dudok de Wit
  • John Raymond

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. André Balogh, Andrei Bykov, Peter Cargill, Richard Dendy, Thierry Dudok de Wit, John Raymond
    Pages 1-4
  3. Steven J. Schwartz, Ellen G. Zweibel, Martin Goldman
    Pages 5-23
  4. O. Alexandrova, C. H. K. Chen, L. Sorriso-Valvo, T. S. Horbury, S. D. Bale
    Pages 25-63
  5. V. Martínez Pillet
    Pages 65-86
  6. A. Brandenburg, A. Lazarian
    Pages 87-124
  7. A. M. Bykov, A. Brandenburg, M. A. Malkov, S. M. Osipov
    Pages 125-156
  8. D. Perrone, R. O. Dendy, I. Furno, R. Sanchez, G. Zimbardo, A. Bovet et al.
    Pages 157-194
  9. Stephen J. Bradshaw, John Raymond
    Pages 195-230
  10. Homa Karimabadi, Vadim Roytershteyn, William Daughton, Yi-Hsin Liu
    Pages 231-247
  11. Philippa Browning, Alex Lazarian
    Pages 249-279
  12. M. R. Brown, P. K. Browning, M. E. Dieckmann, I. Furno, T. P. Intrator
    Pages 281-307
  13. Götz Paschmann, Marit Øieroset, Tai Phan
    Pages 309-341
  14. Anton Artemyev, Lev Zelenyi
    Pages 343-364
  15. Maxim Lyutikov, A. Lazarian
    Pages 383-405
  16. Marijke Haverkorn, Steven R. Spangler
    Pages 407-435
  17. V. Krasnoselskikh, M. Balikhin, S. N. Walker, S. Schwartz, D. Sundkvist, V. Lobzin et al.
    Pages 459-522
  18. A. M. Bykov, M. A. Malkov, J. C. Raymond, A. M. Krassilchtchikov, A. E. Vladimirov
    Pages 523-556
  19. Parviz Ghavamian, Steven J. Schwartz, Jeremy Mitchell, Adam Masters, J. Martin Laming
    Pages 557-587
  20. T. Dudok de Wit, O. Alexandrova, I. Furno, L. Sorriso-Valvo, G. Zimbardo
    Pages 589-617
  21. R. Bingham, D. C. Speirs, B. J. Kellett, I. Vorgul, S. L. McConville, R. A. Cairns et al.
    Pages 619-637

About this book


This title presents a review of the detailed aspects of the physical processes that underlie the observed properties, structures and dynamics of cosmic plasmas. An assessment of the status of understanding of microscale processes in all astrophysical collisionless plasmas is provided. The topics discussed include  turbulence in astrophysical and solar system plasmas as a phenomenological description of their dynamic properties on all scales; observational, theoretical and modelling aspects of collisionless magnetic reconnection; the formation and dynamics of shock waves; and a review and assessment of microprocesses, such as the hierarchy of plasma instabilities, non-local and non-diffusive transport processes and ionisation and radiation processes.  In addition, some of the lessons that have been learned from the extensive existing knowledge of laboratory plasmas as applied to astrophysical problems are also covered.  

This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers active in the areas of cosmic plasmas and space science.  

Originally published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 278/2-4, 2013.


Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Collisionless Shocks Hierarchy Plasma Instabilities Microphysics Plasma Instabilities Optically Thin Plasmas Physics of Cosmic Plasmas Plasma Diagnostics ISM Turbulence Solar Wind

Editors and affiliations

  • André Balogh
    • 1
  • Andrei Bykov
    • 2
  • Peter Cargill
    • 1
  • Richard Dendy
    • 3
  • Thierry Dudok de Wit
    • 4
  • John Raymond
    • 5
  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Euratom/UKAEA Fusion AssociationAbingdonUK
  4. 4.LPC2E/CNRS-University of OrleansOrleans Cedex 2France
  5. 5.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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