The nature of MHD turbulence is shaped by means of energy injection on large scales, damping on small scales as well as environmental factors. New diagnostics are being developed for tracing the plasma properties of interstellar turbulence in conjunction with MHD and PIC simulations.
MHD and plasma processes
MHD processes and plasma instabilities in astrophysics are not only the fundamental properties of the space plasma, but also very interesting because of the unique conditions that can never be realized in laboratory, e.g., huge size span, collisionless, extreme temperatures.
Astrophysical Magnetic Fields: dynamics and detections
Astrophysical Magnetic fields as glue of astrophysical plasma, magnetic field is out of question one of the key properties that we want to know.
We investigate various ways to detect magnetic fields and their dynamics (turbulence), in particular, in the diffuse media.
High Energy Astrophysics
High energy phenomena ranging from solar flares, PWNes and SNRs to gamma ray bursts.
We seek to incorporate our understandings on basic particle plasma interactions to various high energy phenomena.
Interstellar Dust Dynamics
Dust grain is one of the key components in interstellar medium.
They are intimately linked to the magnetic field and plasma as charge carriers in addition to their major rules in metallically and light propagation. All those are much determined by their dynamics, which we investigate.
Space Plasma Physics
We are investigating physical processes in space plasma, where rich information can be revealed by the measurement directly from various space probes, including the recently launched “Parker space probe". In particular, we are analysing the MHD perturbations, particle transport and plasma instabilities. Here is a representative plot with caption: