Electron-Ion Temperature Equilibration at Collisionless Shocks in Supernova Remnants

  title={Electron-Ion Temperature Equilibration at Collisionless Shocks in Supernova Remnants},
  author={Cara E. Rakowski},
  • Cara E. Rakowski
  • Published 2005
The topic of this review is the current state of our knowledge about the degree of initial equilibration between electrons, protons and ions at supernova remnant (SNR) shocks. Specifically, the question has been raised as to whether there is an inverse relationship between the shock velocity and the equilibration similar to the relationship between equilibration and Alfvén Mach number seen in interplanetary shocks (Schwartz et al., 1988). This review aims to compile every method that has been… CONTINUE READING


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