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Kinetic magnetohydrodynamics and astrophysical collicionless plasmas

Processo: 10/50298-8
Linha de fomento:Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Vigência (Início): 01 de agosto de 2010
Vigência (Término): 28 de fevereiro de 2012
Área do conhecimento:Ciências Exatas e da Terra - Astronomia
Pesquisador responsável:Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
Beneficiário:Maria Soledad Nakwacki
Instituição-sede: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brasil
Vinculado ao auxílio:06/50654-3 - Investigação de fenômenos de altas energias e plasmas astrofísicos: teoria, observação e simulações numéricas, AP.TEM

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Kinetic theory has become an important tool to model the evolution of collisionless plasmas, in particular to deal with the development of turbulence. In recent years, there has been sustained progress in this field, such as the development of numerical codes including the drift kinetic equation obtained from the Vlasov equation, and the derived set of kinetic magnetohydrodynamic equations, in which the anisotropy of pressure is considered. However, there are certain phenomena being currently observed in this kinetic regime which require a deeper numerical and theoretical investigation. In this kinetic MHD regime there are instabilities that give rise to fast growing magnetic fluctuations in the smallest scales. The low density plasma that fills the intergalactic and intracluster media suffers turbulent amplification of the magnetic field due to these instabilities. Other examples of such phenomena are the development of instabilities which may change the energy spectrum in its inertial range, the inhibition of dynamo action by the pressure anisotropy, and the generation of pressure anisotropy via magnetorotational instabilities in collisionless astrophysical objects. The purpose of this project is to study these effects theoretically and numerically using a kinetic MHD approach and to investigate other theoretical approaches that take into account the low collisionality of the intergalactic medium and intracluster medium. (AU)

Publicações científicas
(Referências obtidas automaticamente do Web of Science e do SciELO, por meio da informação sobre o financiamento pela FAPESP e o número do processo correspondente, incluída na publicação pelos autores)
NAKWACKI, M. S.; KOWAL, G.; SANTOS-LIMA, R.; DE GOUVEIA DAL PINO, E. M.; FALCETA-GONCALVES, D. A. Features of collisionless turbulence in the intracluster medium from simulated Faraday Rotation maps. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 455, n. 4, p. 3702-3723, FEB 1 2016. Citações Web of Science: 4.
SANTOS-LIMA, R.; DE GOUVEIA DAL PINO, E. M.; KOWAL, G.; FALCETA-GONCALVES, D.; LAZARIAN, A.; NAKWACKI, M. S. MAGNETIC FIELD AMPLIFICATION AND EVOLUTION IN TURBULENT COLLISIONLESS MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS: AN APPLICATION TO THE INTRACLUSTER MEDIUM. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 781, n. 2 FEB 1 2014. Citações Web of Science: 38.

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