Magnetic bubble expansion as an experimental model for extra-galactic radio lobes

A. G. Lynn, Y. Zhang, S. C. Hsu, H. Li, W. Liu, M. Gilmore, C. Wafts

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Abstract

Plasma processes are important for extra-galactic jet/radio lobe formation and evolution. Numerical and observational efforts alone cannot adequately test nonlinear plasma physics in jet/lobe models, laboratory experiments are needed. The model problem of a magnetized plasma bubble ("radio lobe") interacting with a lower pressure background plasma ("intergalactic medium") is being studied using MHD modeling at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with laboratory experiments at the University of New Mexico with first measurements currently underway. Detailed experimental measurements in close collaboration with numerical modeling will explore in detail the key plasma physics underlying new astrophysical models of extra-galactic jets and radio lobes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Pages550-552
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event36th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: Jun 29 2009Jul 3 2009

Publication series

Name36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Volume33 E1

Other

Other36th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009
CountryBulgaria
CitySofia
Period6/29/097/3/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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