Acceleration and Transport of Particles in Collisionless Plasmas: Wakes Due to the Interaction with Moving Bodies

  • Maxim G. Ponomarjov
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A method is developed that allows the numerical and analytical description of the effects of ambient magnetic field on the time-dependent 3D structures of Space plasma flows due to bodies in motion through a plasma. Some of these effects have been observed in Space and ionosphere as stratified, flute and yacht sail like structures of plasma disturbances, jets, wakes and clouds. The method can be used for the simulations of Solar Wind flow taking into account the magnetic field effects and the interactions with the Interstellar Medium. These problems are of practical interest in fluid mechanics, space sciences, astrophysics, in turbulence theory. They also have some fundamental interest in their own right, as they enable one to concentrate on the effects of the ambient electric and magnetic fields.


Boltzmann Equation Interstellar Medium Magnetic Field Effect Ambient Magnetic Field Solar Wind Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxim G. Ponomarjov
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  1. 1.State Academy of Aviation TechnologyTutaev, Yaroslavl RegionRussian Federation

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