Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Media

  • Gregory D. Fleishman
  • Igor N. Toptygin
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 388)


In the laboratory, the particles with high to very high energy (\(\mathcal{E}\gg m{c}^{2}\)) are obtained by means of extremely sophisticated devices. One of many examples is large Hadron collider (LHC) recently commissioned in Europe. These specially designed accelerating devices are needed because high-energy particles lose their energy very quickly due to interaction with matter and external fields and, thus, become thermally assimilated by the medium.


Solar Wind Compression Ratio Spectral Index Shock Front Solar Flare 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory D. Fleishman
    • 1
  • Igor N. Toptygin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsSt. Petersburg State Polytechnical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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