Physics of the Plasma Universe

  • Anthony L. Peratt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


During the past decade our understanding of plasma physics has witnessed an explosive growth due to research in two areas: work directed toward controlled nuclear fusion and work in space physics. This book addresses the growing need to apply these complementary discoveries to astrophysics. Today plasma is recognized as the key element to understanding the generation of magnetic fields in planets, stars and galaxies, the accel- eration and transport of cosmic rays, and many other phenomena occurring in interstellar space, in radio galaxies, stellar atmospheres, quasars, and so forth.


Dusty plasma Nuclear fusion Plasma astrophysics magnetohydrodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony L. Peratt
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  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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