Collisionless ion dynamics in the shock front

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In the vicinity of the shock front the dynamics of ions is governed by the macroscopic regular electric and magnetic field of the shock. Upon crossing the shock the thermal ions form a non-gyrotropic distribution. The pressure of these non-gyrotropic ions shapes the downstream magnetic field. High-energy ions behave in the shock front as test particles under the influence on the macroscopic fields. The reflection and transmission coefficients of high-energy ions at an oblique shock front is not sensitive to the shock structure and depends only on the global magnetic field change at the shock.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publication41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Subtitle of host publication abstracts from the meeting that was to be held 30 July - 7 August at the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC), Turkey, but was cancelled.
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016


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