Magnetic Field Generation by Charge Exchange in a Supernova Remnant in the Early Universe

  title={Magnetic Field Generation by Charge Exchange in a Supernova Remnant in the Early Universe},
  author={Shuhei Kashiwamura and Yutaka Ohira},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present new-generation mechanisms of magnetic fields in supernova remnant shocks propagating to partially ionized plasmas in the early universe. Upstream plasmas are dissipated at the collisionless shock, but hydrogen atoms are not dissipated because they do not interact with electromagnetic fields. After the hydrogen atoms are ionized in the shock downstream region, they become cold proton beams that induce the electron return current. The injection of the beam protons can be interpreted as… Expand
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