Physics and Phenomenology of Weakly Magnetized, Relativistic Astrophysical Shock Waves

  title={Physics and Phenomenology of Weakly Magnetized, Relativistic Astrophysical Shock Waves},
  author={Arno Vanthieghem and Martin Lemoine and Illya Plotnikov and A. Grassi and Mickael Grech and Laurent Gremillet and G. J. Pelletier},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
Weakly magnetized, relativistic collisionless shock waves are not only the natural offsprings of relativistic jets in high-energy astrophysical sources, they are also associated with some of the most outstanding displays of energy dissipation through particle acceleration and radiation. Perhaps their most peculiar and exciting feature is that the magnetized turbulence that sustains the acceleration process, and (possibly) the secondary radiation itself, is self-excited by the accelerated… Expand
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