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Astrophysical jets: observations, numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments

Bellan, P. M. and Livio, M. and Kato, Y. and Lebedev, S. V. and Ray, T. P. and Ferrari, A. and Hartigan, P. and Frank, A. and Foster, J. M. and Nicolaï, P. (2009) Astrophysical jets: observations, numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments. Physics of Plasmas, 16 (4). Art. No.041005. ISSN 1070-664X.

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This paper provides summaries of ten talks on astrophysical jets given at the HEDP/HEDLA-08 International Conference in St. Louis. The talks are topically divided into the areas of observation, numerical modeling, and laboratory experiment. One essential feature of jets, namely, their filamentary (i.e., collimated) nature, can be reproduced in both numerical models and laboratory experiments. Another essential feature of jets, their scalability, is evident from the large number of astrophysical situations where jets occur. This scalability is the reason why laboratory experiments simulating jets are possible and why the same theoretical models can be used for both observed astrophysical jets and laboratory simulations.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Institute of Physics. Received 13 June 2008; accepted 9 October 2008; published 22 April 2009.
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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