Turbulence, Dynamos, Accretion Disks, Pulsars and Collective Plasma Processes

First Kodai-Trieste Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics Held at the Kodaikanal Observatory Kodaikanal, India, August 27 – September 7, 2007

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8867-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-8868-1 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Astrophysical Turbulence

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      Pages 1-1

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      Aspects of Hydrodynamic Turbulence in Classical and Quantum Systems

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      Pages 21-33

      Observations and Modeling of Turbulence in the Solar Wind

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      Pages 35-52

      Power Spectra of the Fluctuations in the Solar Wind

  3. Astrophysical Dynamos

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 53-53

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      Pages 55-68

      Alpha Effect in Partially Ionized Plasmas

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      Pages 69-83

      Constraints on Dynamo Action

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      Pages 85-96

      Planetary Dynamos

  4. Pulsar Radiation Mechanism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

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      Pages 99-111

      Pulsars as Fantastic Objects and Probes

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      Pages 113-135

      Pulsar Radio Emission Geometry

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      Pages 137-145

      Millisecond Pulsar Emission Altitude from Relativistic Phase Shift: PSR J0437-4715

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      Pages 147-168

      Magnetosphere Structure and the Annular Gap Model of Pulsars

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      Pages 169-176

      Wave Modes in the Magnetospheres of Pulsars and Magnetars

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      Pages 177-187

      Polarization of Coherent Curvature Radiation in Pulsars

  5. Quantum Plasmas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-212

      Nonlinear Quantum Plasma Physics

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      Pages 213-229

      Dust Plasma Interactions in Space and Laboratory

  6. Accretion Disks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231

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      Pages 233-248

      Magnetorotational Instability In Accretion Disks

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      Pages 249-259

      Hybrid Viscosity and Magnetoviscous Instability in Hot, Collisionless Accretion Disks

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      Pages 261-272

      Transonic Properties of Accretion Disk Around Compact Objects

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      Pages 273-280

      Maximum Brightness Temperature for an Incoherent Synchrotron Radio Source

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      Pages 281-289

      Nonlinear Jeans Instability in an Uniformly Rotating Gas

  7. Solar and Space Plasmas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 291-291

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      Pages 293-309

      An Overview of the Magnetosphere, Substorms and Geomagnetic Storms

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