Astrophysics

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 434–444

Collisionless Slowing Down of Nova and Supernova Shells in Magnetized Interstellar Medium

  • D. A. Osipyan
  • H. B. Nersisyan
  • H. H. Matevosyan
Article

Abstract

The collisionless interaction of an expanding plasma cloud with a magnetized background plasma is examined in the framework of a 3D kinetic-hydrodynamic model. The slowing down of a hydrogen cloud is studied for high Alfven-Mach numbers and magneto-laminar interaction parameters. A particle-in-cell method is used to study the dynamics of the magnetic field, plasma cloud, background plasma, and collisionless shock wave generated by the intense particle flux. A numerical simulation is consistent with the nonstationary interactions between the plasma shells formed during nova and supernova explosions and the interstellar plasma medium.

novae stars supernovae stars ISM magnetic fields 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Osipyan
    • 1
  • H. B. Nersisyan
    • 1
  • H. H. Matevosyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Radio Physics and ElectronicsNational Academy of Sciences of ArmeniaArmenia

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