Ion-Neutral Collisions in the Interstellar Medium: Wave Damping and Elimination of Collisionless Processes

@article{Spangler2011IonNeutralCI,
  title={Ion-Neutral Collisions in the Interstellar Medium: Wave Damping and Elimination of Collisionless Processes},
  author={Steven R. Spangler and Allison H. Savage and Seth Redfield},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2011},
  volume={1366},
  pages={97-106}
}
Most phases of the interstellar medium contain neutral atoms in addition to ions and electrons. This introduces differences in plasma physics processes in those media relative to the solar corona and the solar wind at a heliocentric distance of 1 astronomical unit. In this paper, we consider two well‐diagnosed, partially‐ionized interstellar plasmas. The first is the Warm Ionized Medium (WIM) which is probably the most extensive phase in terms of volume. The second is the gas of the Local… Expand

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