Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 233, Issue 1–2, pp 231–237 | Cite as

Diagnostics of supernova remnant shock waves

  • J. C. Raymond


Fairly simple models can explain the emission from non-radiative shock waves in supernova remnants. This talk reviews some of the more robust diagnostics of shock parameters and some of the implications for the physics of collisionless shock waves in interstellar gas. The Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope observed several non-radiative shocks during the ASTRO-2 mission, and the spectra have interesting implications for the physics of collisionless shocks.

Key words

Shock Waves Supernova Remnants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Raymond
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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