Radiation in Astrophysical Plasmas

Interest in the problem of interaction between radiation and astrophysical plasmas arose decades ago. Initially, this was closely related to the discovery of radio emission from the Sun and Galaxy which alerted theoretical radio astronomers to the problem of the origin of extra-terrestrial radio emi...

Full description

Main Author: Zheleznyakov, V.V.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1996, 1996
Edition:1st ed. 1996
Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Parameters of astrophysical plasmas
  • 1.2 Electromagnetic radiation and its main characteristics
  • 1.3 Radiation sources and radiation mechanisms. Definitions and general properties
  • 2 Electromagnetic waves in homogeneous plasma
  • 2.1 Dielectric permittivity of plasma. Dispersion equations
  • 2.2 Electromagnetic waves in homogeneous equilibrium plasma
  • 3 Electromagnetic waves in inhomogeneous astrophysical plasma
  • 3.1 Geometrical optics approximation in an inhomogeneous medium
  • 3.2 Linear mode coupling in magnetoactive plasma
  • 4 Transfer of radiation in astrophysical plasmas
  • 4.1Transfer of radiation intensity
  • 4.2 Transfer of polarization
  • 5 Emission by astrophysical plasmas
  • 5.1 Emission by a charged particle
  • 5.2 Plasma emissivity
  • 6 Absorption in thermal astrophysical plasmas
  • 6.1 Absorption in isotropic plasma
  • 6.2 Absorption in magnetoactive plasma
  • 7 Reabsorption and amplification of radiation in non-equilibrium plasma
  • 7.1 Method of kinetic equation and method of Einstein coefficients
  • 7.2 Cerenkov instability
  • 7.3 Cyclotron instability
  • 7.4 Synchrotron reabsorption and instability
  • 8 Scattering of radiation in plasma
  • 8.1 Scattering of waves by particles in isotropic plasma
  • 8.2 Transfer of radiation at cyclotron frequencies
  • 8.3 Radiation pressure force in plasma
  • 8.4 Raman scattering in plasma
  • References
  • References