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Title Magnetic fields in diffuse media / Alexander Lazarian, Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino, Claudio Melioli, editors.

Published Berlin : Springer, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xviii, 623 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 0067-0057
Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; Part I Current and Forthcoming Observing Facilities; 1 Future Observations of Cosmic Magnetic Fields with LOFAR, SKA and Its Precursors; 1.1 Prospects of Future Magnetic Field Observations; 1.1.1 Diffuse Polarized Emission; 1.1.2 Rotation Measure Grids; 1.1.3 Magnetic Fields of the Milky Way; 1.1.4 Intergalactic Filaments; 1.2 Faraday Rotation Measure Synthesis; 1.3 Low Frequency Array; 1.4 Square Kilometre Array; 1.4.1 Technical Design and Development of the SKA; 1.4.2 SKA Key Science Projects; 1.4.3 SKA Timeline; 1.5 SKA Pathfinder and Precursor Telescopes; References
2 Magnetic Fields with the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array2.1 The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array; 2.1.1 ALMA Specifications; 2.1.2 ALMA Science; 2.2 ALMA Polarization Calibration; 2.3 Magnetic Field Observations with ALMA; 2.3.1 (Sub-)Millimetre Polarization; Linear Polarization; Circular Polarization; 2.3.2 Star Formation and Molecular Clouds; 2.3.3 Evolved Stars and Planetary Nebulae; 2.3.4 Nearby Galaxies; 2.4 ALMA Polarization Analysis Tools: The ARTIST Project; Conclusion; References; Part II Techniques for Observing Cosmic Magnetic Fields
3 Synchrotron Radiation and Faraday Rotation3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Synchrotron Radiation; 3.2.1 Estimation of Magnetic Field Strength; 3.3 Polarization and Faraday Rotation; 3.4 Rotation Measure Synthesis; 3.4.1 RM Synthesis Deconvolution; 3.4.2 Wavelet Based RM Synthesis; 3.5 Outlook; References; 4 Interstellar Grain Alignment: Observational Status; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Grain Alignment Theories; 4.2.1 Theoretical Predictions Amenable to Observational Tests; Paramagnetic Relaxation; Mechanical Alignment; Radiative Alignment; 4.3 Observational Considerations
4.4 Observational Constraints on Grain Alignment Mechanisms4.4.1 Davis-Greenstein Alignment; 4.4.2 Super-Paramagnetic Alignment; 4.4.3 Suprathermal Spin Alignment; 4.4.4 Mechanical (Gold) Alignment; 4.4.5 Radiative Alignment; Summary and Conclusions; References; 5 Magnetic Field Measurement with Ground State Alignment; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 History on Studies Related to Atomic Alignment ; 5.3 Basic Physics of GSA; 5.3.1 Timescales; 5.3.2 Different Regimes; 5.4 Polarization of Absorption Lines; 5.4.1 Is There Any Circular Polarization?; 5.5 IR/Submilimetre Transitions Within Ground State
5.6 Atoms with Hyperfine Structure5.7 Polarization of Resonance and Fluorescence Lines; 5.8 Influence of Magnetic field on Polarization and Line Intensity; 5.9 Observational Perspective; 5.9.1 Interstellar Absorption and 3D Magnetic Field Measurement; 5.9.2 Circumstellar Absorption; 5.9.3 Fluorescence from Reflection Nebulae; 5.9.4 Magnetic Field in PDR Regions; 5.10 Observational Tests; 5.11 GSA and Cosmological Studies; 5.11.1 Magnetic Field in the Epoch of Reionization?; 5.11.2 Influence on Abundance Studies; 5.11.3 Metal Detection in Early Universe; 5.12 Feasibility of GSA Studies
Summary This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover observational techniques, origin of magnetic fields, magnetic turbulence, basic processes in magnetized fluids, the role of magnetic fields for cosmic rays, in the interstellar medium and for star formation. Written by a group of leading experts the book represents an excellent overview of the field. Nonspecialists will find sufficient background to enter the field and be able to appr.
Other author Lazarian, Alexander, editor.
Pino, E. M. de Gouveia dal (Elisabete M. de Gouveia dal), editor.
Melioli, Claudio, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Cosmic magnetic fields.
Plasma astrophysics.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783662446256
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-662-44625-6