Fragmented Energy Release in Sun and Stars

The Interface between MHD and Plasma Physics

  • G. H. J. Van den Oord

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Energy Release Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael A. Raadu
      Pages 29-38
    3. M. Goossens
      Pages 51-62
    4. K. Galsgaard, Å. Nordlund
      Pages 75-80
    5. M. A. Dubois, R. Nakach, R. Sabot, P. Hennequin
      Pages 81-86
    6. John C. Brown, Norman Gray
      Pages 93-96
    7. G. Einaudi, M. Velli
      Pages 97-102
    8. S. Poedts, J. P. Goedbloed
      Pages 103-108
    9. Frank Verheest
      Pages 109-114
    10. M. Jardine, H. R. Allen, R. E. Grundy
      Pages 115-116
    11. Panagiota Petkaki, Alec L. Mackinnon
      Pages 117-118
    12. V. G. Ledenev
      Pages 119-120
    13. J. P. Goedbloed, G. Halberstadt
      Pages 121-124
    14. Dirk K. Callebaut, Nodar L. Tsintsadze
      Pages 125-128

About this book


Magnetic energy release plays an important role in a wide variety of cosmic objects such as the Sun, stellar coronae, stellar and galactic accretion disks and pulsars. The observed radio, X-ray and gamma-ray emission often directly results from magnetic `flares', implying that these processes are spatially fragmented and of an impulsive nature. A true understanding of these processes requires a combined magnetohydrodynamical and plasma physical approach. Fragmented Energy Release in Sun and Stars: the Interface between MHD and Plasma Physics provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary summary of magnetic energy release in the Sun and stars, in accretion disks, in pulsar magnetospheres and in laboratory plasmas. These proceedings include papers on both theoretical and observational aspects.
Fragmented Energy Release in Sun and Stars: the Interface between MHD and Plasma Physics is for researchers in the fields of solar physics, stellar astrophysics and (laboratory) plasma physics and is a useful resource book for graduate level astrophysics courses.


Accretion Chromosphere Corona Solar flare Solar wind Sun astrophysics solar

Editors and affiliations

  • G. H. J. Van den Oord
    • 1
  1. 1.Sterrenkundig Instituut UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4441-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1014-3
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