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Title: Electro-Magnetic Fields and Plasma in the Cosmos

Abstract

It is becoming widely recognized that a majority of baryons in the cosmos are in the plasma state. But, fundamental disagreements about the properties and behavior of electro-magnetic fields in these plasmas exist between the science of modern astronomy and the experimentally verified laws of electrical engineering and physics. Some astronomers claim that magnetic fields can be open-ended - that they begin on or beneath the Sun's surface and extend outward to infinity. Astrophysicists have claimed that galactic magnetic fields begin and end on molecular clouds. Electrical engineers, most physicists, and the pioneers in electromagnetic field theory disagree - magnetic fields have no beginning or end. Since these two viewpoints are mutually exclusive, both cannot be correct; one must be completely false. Many astrophysicists claim that magnetic fields are 'frozen into' electric plasma. We also examine the basis for this claim. It has been shown to be incorrect in the laboratory. The hypothetical 'magnetic merging' mechanism is also reviewed in light of both theoretical and experimental investigations. The cause of large-scale filamentation in the cosmos is also simply revealed by experimental results obtained in plasma laboratories.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20798456
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 822; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: CCC-1: 1. crisis in cosmology conference, Moncao (Portugal), 23-25 Jun 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2189142; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ASTRONOMY; BARYONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; INTERSTELLAR MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLASMA; SUN; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Scott, Donald E. Electro-Magnetic Fields and Plasma in the Cosmos. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2189142.
Scott, Donald E. Electro-Magnetic Fields and Plasma in the Cosmos. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2189142.
Scott, Donald E. Tue . "Electro-Magnetic Fields and Plasma in the Cosmos". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2189142.
@article{osti_20798456,
title = {Electro-Magnetic Fields and Plasma in the Cosmos},
author = {Scott, Donald E.},
abstractNote = {It is becoming widely recognized that a majority of baryons in the cosmos are in the plasma state. But, fundamental disagreements about the properties and behavior of electro-magnetic fields in these plasmas exist between the science of modern astronomy and the experimentally verified laws of electrical engineering and physics. Some astronomers claim that magnetic fields can be open-ended - that they begin on or beneath the Sun's surface and extend outward to infinity. Astrophysicists have claimed that galactic magnetic fields begin and end on molecular clouds. Electrical engineers, most physicists, and the pioneers in electromagnetic field theory disagree - magnetic fields have no beginning or end. Since these two viewpoints are mutually exclusive, both cannot be correct; one must be completely false. Many astrophysicists claim that magnetic fields are 'frozen into' electric plasma. We also examine the basis for this claim. It has been shown to be incorrect in the laboratory. The hypothetical 'magnetic merging' mechanism is also reviewed in light of both theoretical and experimental investigations. The cause of large-scale filamentation in the cosmos is also simply revealed by experimental results obtained in plasma laboratories.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2189142},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 822,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}