Multi-scale Structure Formation and Dynamics in Cosmic Plasmas

  • Andre Balogh
  • Andrei Bykov
  • Jonathan Eastwood
  • Jelle Kaastra

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. A. Balogh, A. Bykov, J. Eastwood, J. Kaastra
    Pages 1-2
  3. Jan Kuijpers, Harald U. Frey, Lyndsay Fletcher
    Pages 3-57
  4. S. Planelles, D. R. G. Schleicher, A. M. Bykov
    Pages 93-139
  5. A. M. Bykov, E. M. Churazov, C. Ferrari, W. R. Forman, J. S. Kaastra, U. Klein et al.
    Pages 141-185
  6. Patrick Slane, Andrei Bykov, Donald C. Ellison, Gloria Dubner, Daniel Castro
    Pages 187-210
  7. L. Fletcher, P. J. Cargill, S. K. Antiochos, B. V. Gudiksen
    Pages 231-269
  8. J. P. Eastwood, H. Hietala, G. Toth, T. D. Phan, M. Fujimoto
    Pages 271-306
  9. Anatoli Petrukovich, Anton Artemyev, Ivan Vasko, Rumi Nakamura, Lev Zelenyi
    Pages 331-357

About this book


This book offers eleven coordinated reviews on multi-scale structure formation in cosmic plasmas in the Universe. Observations and theories of plasma structures are presented in all relevant astrophysical contexts, from the Earth’s magnetosphere through heliospheric and galactic scales to clusters of galaxies and the large scale structure of the Universe. Basic processes in cosmic plasmas starting from electric currents and the helicity concept governing the dynamics of magnetic structures in planet magnetospheres, stellar winds, and relativistic plasma outflows like pulsar wind nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei jets are covered.

The multi-wavelength view from the radio to gamma-rays with modern high resolution telescopes discussed in the book reveals a beautiful and highly informative picture of both coherent and chaotic plasma structures tightly connected by strong mutual influence. The authors are all leading scientists in their fields, making this book an authoritative, up‐to‐date and enduring contribution to astrophysics.


Plasma structures Different formations of plasma structure Processes of structure formation in cosmic plasmas Magnetic structures in planet magnetospheres Relativistic plasma outflows Structure formation and evolution of large scale magnetic fields Plasma physics of Earth’s magnetosphere Cosmic electrodynamics Plasma structures in heliosphere and interstellar medium Plasma structures in dark matter dominated systems Cluster galaxies and plasma structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Balogh
    • 1
  • Andrei Bykov
    • 2
  • Jonathan Eastwood
    • 3
  • Jelle Kaastra
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept of Physics Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Ioffe InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Dept of Physics Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.SRON Netherlands Institute for Space ResUtrechtThe Netherlands

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