Report on the Solar Physics-Plasma Physics Workshop Held at Stanford University, September 17-20 1974,
STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH
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This report summarizes the proceedings of a meeting held on September 17 - 20, 1974, at Stanford University. The purpose was to explore plasma physics problems which arise in the study of solar physics. Sessions were concerned with specific questions including the following Is the solar plasma thermal or non-thermal. What spectroscopic data is required. What types of magnetic field structures exist. Do MHD instabilities occur. Do resistive or non-MHD instabilities occur. What mechanisms of particle acceleration have been proposed. What information do we have concerning shock waves. Very few questions were answered categorically but, for each question, there was discussion concerning the observational evidence, theoretical analyses, and existing or potential laboratory and numerical experiments.