Longitudinal Resistivity and Intermediate Mach Number Collisionless Transverse Magnetosonic Shocks.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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It is shown that for collisionless transverse magnetosonic shocks, there exists an intermediate range of Mach numbers between the maximum Mach number for transverse resistivity and the onset of significant ion reflection. In this intermediate range, the structure is dominated by a breakdown of the quasi-neutrality approximation and longitudinal resistivity is a simple fluid model for the dissipation mechanism which forms the shock.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Fluid Mechanics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics