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Modeling of laser-generated radiative blast waves, with applications to late-term supernova remnants
The goal of laser astrophysics is to provide a means by which aspects of specific astrophysical phenomena can be reproduced in the laboratory. Although the hydrodynamic instabilities of early supernova remnants have already ...
Flow/field model of a hot magnetized plasma interacting with a cold neutral atmosphere
Solar wind interactions with planets that possess neither an intrinsic magnetic field nor a significant ionosphere have not been well studied. We have constructed a model to simulate the interaction between a hot magnetized ...
Atomic transitions in dense plasmas
Motivation for the study of hot, dense ($\sim$solid density) plasmas has historically been in connection with stellar interiors. In recent years, however, there has been a growing interest in such plasmas due to their ...
Simulation of radiation belt electron diffusion
This thesis presents theoretical and numerical studies of the radial diffusion of relativistic radiation belt electrons. The research has been focused particularly on the radiation belt phase space density profile, and ...
A global magnetic potential model for Venus' ionosphere
Venus represents the prototype for a class of objects whose interaction with the solar wind is characterized by the dominance of an ionospheric obstacle to the magnetized plasma. Though the interaction region between the ...
Coupling of two computational models of the Earth's magnetosphere
The first major step has been completed in a long range project to merge the Fedder-Lyon Global 3D magnetohydrodynamic code and the Rice Convection Model (RCM) of the Earth's magnetosphere. Using MHD results as initial and ...