Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theories

  • Authors
  • Andreas Shalchi

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 362)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 1-28
  3. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 29-56
  4. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 57-81
  5. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 83-97
  6. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 99-114
  7. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 115-134
  8. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 135-153
  9. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 155-178
  10. Andreas Shalchi
    Pages 179-186
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-14

About this book


This book deals with the physics of cosmic ray diffusion theory, focusing on the physics of nonlinear transport of cosmic rays through turbulent interplanetary or interstellar plasma.

The author discusses fundamental processes such as cosmic ray propagation and acceleration in the solar system or in interstellar space, the properties of such plasmas, the standard quasilinear approach to describing plasma-particle interactions as well as several more accurate nonlinear theories. Within a nonlinear treatment he revisits the mechanism of diffusive shock acceleration, which is responsible for the high cosmic ray energies. Based on new results presented in this book the author proposes future numerical, theoretical and observational research that could advance the field of cosmic ray diffusion theory.


Cosmic Rays Diffusion Theory Diffusive Shock Acceleration Interstellar Medium Nonlinear Transport Theory Plasma Quasilinear Transport Theory Solar Wind stellar

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