SH022:
Statistical Mechanics and Distributions in Space Plasmas





Session ID#: 24338

Session Description:
Space plasmas are collisionless particle systems with correlations and cannot be described by elements of the standard Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics. Instead, the generalized framework of non-extensive statistical mechanics is used, with tremendous implications and applications in space plasmas. We welcome abstracts reporting on the progress of the following three broad subject areas: (1) Theoretical foundations: non-extensive statistical mechanics; kappa distributions; connection with thermodynamics; entropy and information measure; concept of temperature; and distributions with potential energy or anisotropies. (2) Effects on Plasma Processes, Dynamics, and Complexity: particle acceleration; transport and diffusion; plasma linear/nonlinear waves and instabilities; shocks and Rankine–Hugoniot conditions; polytropic relations; plasma interactions; particle correlations; coupling phenomena; turbulence and chaos;and mechanisms generating kappa distributions. (3) Data Analyses, Simulations, and Applications: solar / stellar atmospheres; flares / CMEs; solar wind; ionosphere; terrestrial, planetary, and cometary magnetospheres; heliosheath, interstellar plasmas, and beyond.
Primary Convener:  George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Conveners:  Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Kostas Dialynas, Academy of Athens, Office for Space Research and Technology,, Athens, Greece
Co-Organized with:
SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics, and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Cross-Listed:
  • NG - Nonlinear Geophysics
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
Index Terms:

7827 Kinetic and MHD theory [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7845 Particle acceleration [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7857 Stochastic phenomena [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7899 General or miscellaneous [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mark Kane1, Donald G Mitchell2, James F Carbary3, Matthew E Hill4, Kostas Dialynas5, Barry Mauk6 and Stamatios M Krimigis4, (1)Harford Research Institute, Bel Air, MD, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)Johns Hopkins Univ, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Space, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece, (6)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Hans Joerg Fahr, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Stefaan Poedts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Kashif Arshad, KU Leuven, mathematics, Leuven, Belgium; Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan and Marian Lazar, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Muhammad Sarfraz, Government College University Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan and Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States; Kyung Hee University, Yongin-Si, South Korea
Kostas Dialynas, Academy of Athens, Office for Space Research and Technology,, Athens, Greece, Elias Roussos, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany, Leonardo Regoli, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Dorking, United Kingdom, Chris Paranicas, Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States, Stamatios M Krimigis, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Space, Laurel, MD, United States, Mark Kane, Harford Research Institute, Bel Air, MD, United States, Donald G Mitchell, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States and Douglas C Hamilton, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Nicholas V Sarlis1, Efthimios S Skordas1 and Panayiotis Varotsos2, (1)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece, (2)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Solid Earth Physics Institute, Athens, Greece
Elizabeth Tindale, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4, United Kingdom, Sandra C Chapman, Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics, Department of Physics, Coventry, United Kingdom, Nicholas Moloney, London Mathematical Laboratory, London, United Kingdom and Nicholas Wynn Watkins, London School of Economics, CATS, London, United Kingdom
George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Mihailo Martinović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade, Serbia
Peter H Yoon, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Marina V Stepanova, University of Santiago Chile, Physics Department, Santiago, Chile, Cristobal Espinoza, University of Santiago Chile, Santiago, Chile, Pablo S Moya, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, Elizabeth E Antonova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia and Juan Alejandro Valdivia, University of Chile, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Santiago, Chile
Georgios Nicolaou, IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Kiruna, Kiruna, Sweden and George Livadiotis, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Priscilla C Frisch1, Keiichi Ogasawara2, George Livadiotis2, Jonathan D Slavin3, David J McComas4, Herbert O Funsten5, Nathan Schwadron6 and Jacob Heerikhuisen7, (1)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Office of the Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (6)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (7)Department of Space Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Federico Lombardo, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy and Simon Michael Papalexiou, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Brent M Randol, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Waqas Masood, COMSATS Institute of Information Techonolgy, Islamabad, Pakistan
George P Pavlos1, Olga Malandraki2, Olga Khabarova3, George Livadiotis4, Evgenios Pavlos2, Leonidas P Karakatsanis1, Aggelos C Iliopoulos1 and Konstantinos Parisis1, (1)Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xanthi, Greece, (2)National Observatory of Athens, IAASARS, Athens, Greece, (3)IZMIRAN RAS, Moscow, Russia, (4)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Abdul Waheed1, Muhammad Fraz Bashir1,2, Raluca Ilie2, Iqra Naeem1, Uzma Maqsood1 and Peter H Yoon3,4, (1)COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (3)Kyung Hee Univ., Yongin, South Korea, (4)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Jiawei Tao1, Linghua Wang1, Gang Li2, R F Wimmer-Schweingruber3, Lan Jian4, Jiansen He1, Chuanyi Tu1, Hui Tian1 and Stuart D Bale5, (1)Peking University, Beijing, China, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)IEAP, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Muhammad Zeewaqar Manzoor1, Muhammad Fraz Bashir1,2, Raluca Ilie2, Peter H Yoon3,4 and M. Sheraz Miasli1, (1)COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (3)Kyung Hee University, Yongin-Si, South Korea, (4)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Ummaima Nermeen1, Imran Ali Khan1, Muhammad Fraz Bashir2,3, Raluca Ilie3 and Ghulam Murtaza4, (1)Government College University Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan, (2)COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Department of Physics, Lahore, Pakistan, (3)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (4)Government College University Lahore, Salam Chair, Lahore, Pakistan