Dusty and Self-Gravitational Plasmas in Space

  • Pavel Bliokh
  • Victor Sinitsin
  • Victoria Yaroshenko

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 193)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pavel Bliokh, Victor Sinitsin, Victoria Yaroshenko
    Pages 1-44
  3. Pavel Bliokh, Victor Sinitsin, Victoria Yaroshenko
    Pages 45-87
  4. Pavel Bliokh, Victor Sinitsin, Victoria Yaroshenko
    Pages 88-162
  5. Pavel Bliokh, Victor Sinitsin, Victoria Yaroshenko
    Pages 163-201
  6. Pavel Bliokh, Victor Sinitsin, Victoria Yaroshenko
    Pages 202-250

About this book


The diverse and often surprising new facts about planetary rings and comet environments that were reported by the interplanetary missions oflate 1970s - 1980s stimulated investigations of the so-called dusty plasma. The number of scientific papers on the subject that have been published since is quite impressive. Recently, a few surveys and special journal issues have appeared. Time has come to integrate some of the knowledge in a book. Apparently, this is the first monograph on dusty and self-gravitational plasmas. While the circle of pertinent problems is rather clearly defined, not all of them are equally represented here. The authors have concentrated on cooperative phenomena (Le. waves and instabilities) in the dusty plasma and the effects of self-gravitation. At the same time, in an attempt to present the vast material consistently, we have included such topics as electrostatics of the dusty plasma and gravitoelectrodynamics of individual charged particles. Also mentioned are astrophysical implications, mostly concerning planetary rings. We hope that the book shall be of interest and value both to specialists and those (astro )physicists who have just discovered this area of plasma physics. We are thankful to many scientists actively working in the field of dusty plasma physics who have generously let us become acquainted with their results, sometimes prior to publication of their own papers: U. de Angelis, N. D'Angelo, o. Havnes, A. Mendis, M. Rosenberg, P. Shukla, F. Verheest, and E. Wollman.


Dusty plasma Plasma astrophysics gravitation gravity planet plasma physics scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Pavel Bliokh
    • 1
  • Victor Sinitsin
    • 1
  • Victoria Yaroshenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Radio AstronomyNational Academy of Sciences of the UkraineKharkovUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4445-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8557-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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