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Radio Galaxies at TeV Energies

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ISBN: 9783039287505 / 9783039287512 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-751-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General) --- Astronomy (General)
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It is common believe that the centers of all galaxies exhibit supermassive black holes with masses ranging from millions up to billions of the mass of our Sun. By accreting surrounding matter, the luminosity of these galactic nuclei can outshine the emission of their host galaxies. If this is the case, they are called active galactic nuclei. Some of these objects eject powerful outflows composed of plasma, called jets. These jets can produce non-thermal radiation which observable across the entire electromagnetic spectrum from radio up to the gamma-ray frequencies. At highest frequencies (TeV range) most of the detected active galaxies have jets directed along or close to the line of sight. However, also galaxies with larger angles to the line of sight showing fascinating features were discovered, in seeming contradiction to traditional models for these so-called radio galaxies. Thus, the latter are of particular importance for understanding active galactic nuclei in general. This Special Issue contains reviews and research articles about the current knowledge of radio galaxies at TeV energies, including observational results and theoretical models. It is intended to guide the interested reader deeper into this fascinating discipline of modern day astronomy.

Cosmic Plasmas and Electromagnetic Phenomena

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ISBN: 9783039214655 9783039214662 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-466-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General) --- Astronomy (General)
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During the past few decades, plasma science has witnessed a great growth in laboratory studies, in simulations, and in space. Plasma is the most common phase of ordinary matter in the universe. It is a state in which ionized matter (even as low as 1%) becomes highly electrically conductive. As such, long-range electric and magnetic fields dominate its behavior. Cosmic plasmas are mostly associated with stars, supernovae, pulsars and neutron stars, quasars and active galaxies at the vicinities of black holes (i.e., their jets and accretion disks). Cosmic plasma phenomena can be studied with different methods, such as laboratory experiments, astrophysical observations, and theoretical/computational approaches (i.e., MHD, particle-in-cell simulations, etc.). They exhibit a multitude of complex magnetohydrodynamic behaviors, acceleration, radiation, turbulence, and various instability phenomena. This Special Issue addresses the growing need of the plasma science principles in astrophysics and presents our current understanding of the physics of astrophysical plasmas, their electromagnetic behaviors and properties (e.g., shocks, waves, turbulence, instabilities, collimation, acceleration and radiation), both microscopically and macroscopically. This Special Issue provides a series of state-of-the-art reviews from international experts in the field of cosmic plasmas and electromagnetic phenomena using theoretical approaches, astrophysical observations, laboratory experiments, and state-of-the-art simulation studies.

Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics and Related Topics

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ISBN: 9783039281688 9783039281695 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-169-5 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General) --- Astronomy (General)
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Spectral lines, widths, and shapes are powerful tools for emitting/absorbing gas diagnostics in different astrophysical objects (from the solar system to the most distant objects in the universe—quasars). On the other hand, experimental and theoretical investigations of laboratory plasma have been applied in spectroscopic astrophysical research, especially in research on atomic data needed for line shape calculations. Data on spectral lines and their profiles are also important for diagnostics, analysis, and the modelling of fusion plasma, laser-produced plasma, laser design and development, and various plasmas in industry and technology, like light sources based on plasmas or the welding and piercing of metals by laser-produced plasma. The papers from this book can be divided into four groups: 1. stark broadening data for astrophysical and laboratory plasma investigations; 2. applications of spectral lines for astrophysical and laboratory plasma research; 3. spectral line phenomena in extragalactic objects, and 4. laboratory astrophysics results for spectra investigation. The reviews and research papers, representing new research on the topics presented in this book, are of interest for specialists and PhD students. We hope that the present book will be useful and interesting for scientists interested in the investigation of spectral line shapes and will contribute to the education of young researchers and PhD students.

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stark broadening --- atomic data --- subdwarfs B stars --- Ar II --- stark broadening --- atomic data --- atomic processes --- line profiles --- Ar VII --- stark broadening --- line profiles --- atomic data --- Na IV --- atomic/molecular data --- radiative and collisional processes --- stars --- stark broadening --- impact approximation --- numerical simulation --- ionization processes --- emission line formation --- atomic spectroscopy --- supermassive black holes --- emission line profiles --- quasars --- line shape --- wave collapse --- electric field solitons --- plasma turbulence --- line shapes --- stark broadening --- neutral broadening --- corona discharge --- line shapes --- Stark broadening --- Zeeman effect --- tokamaks --- white dwarfs --- active galaxies --- BL Lacertae objects --- AO 0235+164 --- photometry --- polarimetry --- plasma spectroscopy --- microwave discharges --- gas temperature --- stark broadening parameters --- atomic emission spectroscopy --- laboratory plasma --- spectra --- line profiles --- astrophysical plasmas --- inner plasma electrostatic screening --- different charged ions --- stars --- galaxies: active --- galaxies: nuclei --- line: profiles --- quasars: emission lines --- catalogs --- surveys --- line shapes --- Stark broadening --- Zeeman effect --- white dwarfs --- QSO samples --- QSO selection --- medium-band photometry --- electron scattering --- cross sections --- Rosetta mission --- atomic and molecular databases --- Stark broadening --- line profiles --- atomic data --- spectroscopy --- alkali atoms --- astrophysics --- atomic processes --- molecular processes --- radiative transfer --- absorption quasi-molecular bands --- sun:atmosphere --- sun:photosphere --- stars:atmospheres --- white dwarfs --- atomic processes --- radiative transfer --- Sun: atmosphere --- Sun: photosphere --- stars: atmospheres --- white dwarfs --- Stark effect --- electron broadening --- Lienard-Wiechert --- retarded interaction --- relativistic collision operator --- Stark broadening --- line profiles --- atomic data --- plasmas --- Maxwell --- Juttner-Maxwell --- relativistic --- Doppler effect --- asymmetry --- Stark broadening --- Ar VII line profiles --- stars --- white dwarfs --- atomic data --- scattering

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