Introduction to Particle Acceleration in the Cosmos

  1. Dennis Gallagher,
  2. James Horwitz,
  3. Joseph Perez,
  4. Robert Preece and
  5. John Quenby
  1. D. L. Gallagher1,
  2. J. L. Horwitz2,
  3. J. D. Perez3 and
  4. J. J. Quenby4

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/156GM02

Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond

Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond

How to Cite

Gallagher, D. L., Horwitz, J. L., Perez, J. D. and Quenby, J. J. (2005) Introduction to Particle Acceleration in the Cosmos, in Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond (eds D. Gallagher, J. Horwitz, J. Perez, R. Preece and J. Quenby), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/156GM02

Author Information

  1. 1

    Space Science Branch, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, Alabama

  2. 2

    Department of Physics, University of Texas in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

  3. 3

    Department of Physics, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

  4. 4

    Astrophysics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904214

Online ISBN: 9781118666104

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Keywords:

  • Particle acceleration;
  • Plasma astrophysics;
  • Space plasmas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Adiabatic and Other Forms of Nonstochastic Acceleration

  • Magnetic Energy Storage and Stochastic Acceleration

  • Shock Acceleration

  • Plasma Wave and Turbulent Acceleration

  • Summary