Collisionless Plasmas in Astrophysics examines the unique properties of media without collisions in plasma physics. Experts in this field, the authors present the first book to concentrate on collisionless conditions in plasmas, whether close or not to thermal equilibrium. Filling a void in scientific literature, Collisionless Plasmas in Astrophysics explains the possibilities of modeling such plasmas, using a fluid or a kinetic framework. It also addresses common misconceptions that even professionals may possess, on phenomena such as collisionless (Landau) damping . Abundant illustrations are given in both space physics and astrophysics.
|Publication date:||9th October 2013|
|Author:||Gerard Belmont, Roland Grappin, Fabrice Mottez, Filippo Pantellini|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Verlag GmbH an imprint of Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH|
|Categories:||Physics of gases,|
Gerard Belmont works as a Directeur de Recherches at the French CNRS for twenty years. He is a specialist of collisionless media, and their description through kinetic and fluid theories. Roland Grappin is Astronomer at the Paris Observatory since 1979. His scientific activity covers turbulence in fluids and plasmas, dynamics of the solar wind, corona and transition region. Fabrice Mottez is a scientist at the Paris Observatory. He has devoted his career to collisionless space plasmas, the terrestrial and Jovian magnetospheres, fundamental plasma physics, and numerical simulation. Filippo Pantellini is a scientist at the Paris Observatory. His main research fields cover ...More About Gerard Belmont, Roland Grappin, Fabrice Mottez, Filippo Pantellini