Kinetics of Particles in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks

  1. Dennis Gallagher,
  2. James Horwitz,
  3. Joseph Perez,
  4. Robert Preece and
  5. John Quenby
  1. Mikhail V. Medvedev1,
  2. Luis O. Silva2,
  3. Ricardo A. Fonseca2,
  4. J. W. Tonge3 and
  5. Warren B. Mori3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/156GM09

Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond

Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond

How to Cite

Medvedev, M. V., Silva, L. O., Fonseca, R. A., Tonge, J. W. and Mori, W. B. (2005) Kinetics of Particles in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks, 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: 10.1029/156GM09

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

  2. 2

    GoLP/Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

  3. 3

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

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

  • Relativistic Shock Theory

  • Numerical Simulations of the Weibel Instability

  • Jitter Radiation From Shocks