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Compelling Scientific Advances in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

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Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

“This short compendium of papers on space and astrophysical plasmas published in Physics of Plasmas during 2012 and 2013 provides a broad range of examples of compelling scientific advances made in this important subfield during the past several years. The selection of papers included here covers diverse topics ranging from magnetic reconnection, to kinetic effects in accretion disc plasmas, to freak waves in white dwarfs and magnetars, to identification of potential mechanism for breaks in the cosmic ray spectrum, to dust-driven currents in the magnetosphere of Saturn, to mention a few examples.”

-Ronald C. Davidson, Editor-in-Chief, Physics of Plasmas

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  • Linear and Nonlinear Waves Propagating in Plasmas

    Nonlinear excitations: solitons, double layers (shocks), blowup/explosive, Rogue Waves, vortices, modulated envelope wave packets, instabilities, ponderomotive coupling effects. Electrostatic and electromagnetic excitations in: pair-ion plasma, electron-positron-ion...