Diffuse Josephson Radiation in Turbulence


The possibility of generating diffuse radiation in extended astronomical media by plasma turbulence is investigated under the assumption that the turbulence can be understood as an ensemble of small-scale magnetic filaments (narrow current sheets) forming a texture around a large number of magnetic depletions (voids). On astronomically microscopic scales the dilute high temperature medium (plasma) is to be considered ideally conducting forming a collection of Josephson junctions between two such adjacent quasi-superconductors. The oscillation frequency of those junctions depends on the part of the spectrum that contributes to the oscillation causing weak {radio backgrounds}. Lowest Josephson frequencies/energies near zero may become sources of quasi-stationary magnetic fields.

  author = {Treumann, R. A. and Baumjohann, Wolfgang},
  doi = {10.3389/fphy.2021.711882},
  journal = {Frontiers in Physics},
  language = {en},
  note = {Brief Research Communication 10 pp},
  number = {711882},
  title = {Diffuse Josephson Radiation in Turbulence},
  volume = {9},
  year = {2021},
%O Journal Article
%A Treumann, R. A.
%A Baumjohann, Wolfgang
%R 10.3389/fphy.2021.711882
%J Frontiers in Physics
%G en
%O Brief Research Communication 10 pp
%N 711882
%T Diffuse Josephson Radiation in Turbulence
%V 9
%D 2021