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A current-driven instability in parallel, relativistic shocks

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Recently, Bell (2004 Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 353 550) has reanalysed the problem of wave excitation by cosmic rays propagating in the pre-cursor region of a supernova remnant shock front. He pointed out a strong, non-resonant, current-driven instability that had been overlooked in the kinetic treatments by Achterberg (1983 Astron. Astrophys. 119 274) and McKenzie and Völk (1982 Astron. Astrophys. 116 191), and suggested that it is responsible for substantial amplification of the ambient mag...

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10.1088/0741-3335/48/12/004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION
Volume:
48
Issue:
12
Pages:
1741-1747
Publication date:
2006-12-01
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EISSN:
1361-6587
ISSN:
0741-3335
Source identifiers:
157780
Language:
English
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pubs:157780
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pubs:157780
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2012-12-19

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