Electron Heating in Perpendicular Low-Beta Shocks

21 Aug 2020 Tran Aaron Sironi Lorenzo

Collisionless shocks heat electrons in the solar wind, interstellar blast waves, and hot gas permeating galaxy clusters. How much shock heating goes to electrons instead of ions, and what plasma physics controls electron heating?.. (read more)

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