Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Media

  • Alexander Lazarian
  • Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino
  • Claudio Melioli

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 407)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Current and Forthcoming Observing Facilities

  3. Techniques for Observing Cosmic Magnetic Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Huirong Yan, A. Lazarian
      Pages 89-120
  4. MF in Turbulent Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Gregory G. Howes
      Pages 123-152
    3. Andrey Beresnyak, Alex Lazarian
      Pages 163-226
    4. Edith Falgarone, Giorgos Momferratos, Pierre Lesaffre
      Pages 227-252
  5. Diffusion, Reconnection and Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Ellen G. Zweibel
      Pages 285-309
    3. Alex Lazarian, Gregory L. Eyink, Ethan T. Vishniac, Grzegorz Kowal
      Pages 311-372
    4. Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino, Grzegorz Kowal
      Pages 373-398
  6. MFs in Star Formation Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Enrique Vázquez-Semadeni
      Pages 401-444
    3. Susana Lizano, Daniele Galli
      Pages 459-479
  7. MF in Galaxies and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. Marijke Haverkorn
      Pages 483-506
    3. Rainer Beck
      Pages 507-528
    4. Axel Brandenburg
      Pages 529-555
    5. M. Brüggen, F. Vazza
      Pages 599-614
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 615-623

About this book


This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover observational techniques, origin of magnetic fields, magnetic turbulence, basic processes in magnetized fluids, the role of magnetic fields for cosmic rays, in the interstellar medium and for star formation. Written by a group of leading experts the book represents an excellent overview of the field. Nonspecialists will find sufficient background to enter the field and be able to appreciate the state of the art.


astrophysical diffuse media astrophysical magnetic fields interstellar medium properties magnetic turbulence observation of astrophysical magnetic fields origin of cosmic magnetic fields star formation processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Lazarian
    • 1
  • Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino
    • 2
  • Claudio Melioli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências AtmosféricasUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências AtmosféricasUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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