eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
87
94
10.22128/ijaa.2014.8
8
Evolution of Information and Complexity in an Ever-Expanding Universe
Nematollah Riazi
riazi@susc.ac.ir
1
Saeid Davatolhagh
davat@susc.ac.ir
2
Hooman Moradpour
3
Physics Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, Tehran 19839, Iran
Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran
Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran, Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), Maragha, Iran
Using the usual definitions of information and entropy in quantum gravity and statistical mechanics and the existing views about the relation between information and complexity, we examine the evolution of complexity in an ever expanding universe.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_8_648be43f01f826c1cf4b88490866b876.pdf
cosmic expansion
entropy of the universe
rise of complexity
eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
95
107
10.22128/ijaa.2014.9
9
Local stability criterion for self-gravitating disks in modified gravity
Asiyeh Habibi
1
Mohammad Taghi Mirtorabi
2
Mahmood Roshan
3
Physics Department, Alzahra University, Vanak, 1993891176, Tehran, Iran
Physics Department, Alzahra University, Vanak, 1993891176, Tehran, Iran
Department of Physics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P.O. Box 1436, Mashhad, Iran
We study local stability of self-gravitating fluid and stellar disk in the context of modified gravity theories which predict a Yukawa-like term in the gravitational potential of a point mass. We investigate the effect of such a Yukawa-like term on the dynamics of self-gravitating disks. More specifically, we investigate the consequences of the presence of this term for the local stability of the self-gravitating disks. In fact, we derive a generalized version of Toomre's local stability criterion for diferentially rotating disks. This criterion is complicated than the original one in the sense that it depends on the physical properties of the disk. In the case of MOdified Gravity theory (MOG), we use the current confirmed values for the free parameters of this theory, to write the generalized Toomre's criterion in a more familiar way comparable with the Toomre's criterion. This generalized Toomre's criterion may be used to study the global stability of stellar and fluid disks using computer simulations.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_9_52ad40369928eadcf08c9428ca85cfad.pdf
Modified gravity(MOG)
Toomre's local stability criterion
eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
109
118
10.22128/ijaa.2014.10
10
Generation of Alfvén Waves by Small-Scale Magnetic Reconnection in Solar Spicules
Zahra Fazel
z_fazel@tabrizu.ac.ir
1
Astrophysics Depart., Physics Faculty, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Alfvén waves dissipation is an extensively studied mechanism for the coronal heating problem. These waves can be generated by magnetic reconnection and propagated along the reconnected field lines. Here, we study the generation of Alfvén waves at the presence of both steady flow and sheared magnetic field in the longitudinally density stratified of solar spicules. The initial flow is assumed to be directed along the spicule axis, and the equilibrium magnetic field is taken 1-dimensional and divergence-free. We solve linearized MHD equations numerically and find that the perturbed velocity and magnetic field oscillate similarly which can be interpreted as generation and propagation of Alfvénic waves along spicule axis. The results of calculations give periods of around 25 and 70 s for these waves which are in good agreement with observations.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_10_4ff3dfe9f0caf0670add51bb83f1ea26.pdf
ISM: solar spicules
ISM: Alfvén waves
ISM: magnetic reconnection
eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
119
126
10.22128/ijaa.2014.11
11
A study on the lateral distribution of Cherenkov light in extensive air showers
Davoud Purmohammad
1
Safoora Tanbakooei
2
Physics group, Faculty of Science, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, P.O.Box 34149 - 16818, Iran
Physics group, Faculty of Science, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, P.O.Box 34149 - 16818, Iran
The dependence of the lateral distribution of Cherenkov light in simulated extensive air showers to the energy and the mass of the primary cosmic rays has been studied. It has been shown that a previous claim about mass independent proportionality of shower energy to the total Cherenkov photon number is not valid in energies below EEAS ~ 1014 eV. We have found that the core distance of the so called hump in the lateral distribution of Cherenkov light in gamma ray initiated showers is independent from shower energy. The hump disappears in showers with EEAS ≳ 1014 eV. Finally, a simple model for the lateral Cherenkov light lateral distribution has been proposed, which can be fitted to all types of cosmic ray showers. The fit parameters seem to be promising for primary cosmic ray mass discrimination.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_11_4d577f9a91b8455defd7d6b5f10981ce.pdf
Cosmic Rays
Extensive Air Shower
Cherenkov Radiation
eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
127
137
10.22128/ijaa.2014.12
12
An investigation of using hump in the Cherenkov photon lateral distribution for Gamma-Hadron separation
Gohar Rastegarzadeh
1
Sahar Khoshabadi
2
Department of Physics, Semnan University , University Sq, Pardis No 1, P.O. Box 35195- 363, Semnan, Iran
Department of Physics, Semnan University , University Sq, Pardis No 1, P.O. Box 35195- 363, Semnan, Iran
Simulation of gamma and hadron showers in the energy range 100GeV- 25TeV has been carried out. For a big ideal Cherenkov light array, characteristics of lateral distribution of Cherenkov photon density have been studied. Results from this ideal detector are compared with those simulated for a real TUNKA- like array to investigate experimental potential of using existence of a hump in lateral distribution of Cherenkov photon density for gamma-hadron separation. It is shown that by using this technique the proton rejection efficiency of %63 can be achieved in typical TUNKA-like arrays.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_12_390735b7056de8e35a343a29bf39301e.pdf
Cherenkov array
Lateral distribution
hump
γ-ray astronomy
eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
139
149
10.22128/ijaa.2014.13
13
Study of Solar Magnetic and Gravitational Energies Through the Virial Theorem
Elham Bazyar
bazyar_84@yahoo.com
1
Ali Ajabshirizadeh
a_adjab@tabrizu.ac.ir
2
Zahra Fazel
z_fazel@tabrizu.ac.ir
3
Jean-Pierre Rozelot
rozelot@obs-azur.fr
4
Research Institute for Astron. & Astrophys. of Maragha (RIAAM), 55134-441 Maraghe, Iran
Research Institute for Astron. & Astrophys. of Maragha (RIAAM), 55134-441 Maraghe, Iran
Astrophysics Depart., Physics Faculty, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Nice university, OCA-CNRS-Lagrange Depart., Av. Copernic, 06130 Grasse, France
Virial theorem is important for understanding stellar structures. It produces an interesting connection between magnetic and gravitational energies. Using the general form of the virial theorem including the magnetic field (toroidal magnetic field), we may explain the solar dynamo model in relation to variations of the magnetic and gravitational energies. We emphasize the role of the gravitational energy in sub-surface layers which has been certainly minored up to now. We also consider two types of solar outer shape (spherical and spheroidal) to study the behavior of magnetic and gravitational energies. The magnetic energy affects by the solar shape, while the gravitational energy is not changed by the considered shapes of the Sun.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_13_e7bcbce42cf55491d42cf8eff2f36a99.pdf
ISM: virial theorem
ISM: magnetic eld
rotation
gravitational energy
eng
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2322-4924
2383-403X
2014-08-24
1
2
151
158
10.22128/ijaa.2014.14
14
Effect of the temperature profile of the accretion disk on the structure of jets and outflows around protostars
Mohsen Nejad-asghar
nejadasghar@umz.ac.ir
1
Hajar Harati
2
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
Magnetic fields play an important role in creating, driving, and in the evolution of outflows and jets from protostars and accretion disks. On the other hand, the temperature profile of the accretion disks may also affect the structure of the magnetic field and outflows. In this paper, we use the self-similar method in cylindrical coordinates to investigate the effect of the temperature profile of the accretion disk (T ∝r-1/2) in the formation of jets and outflows around protostars. The results show that in each specified angular momentum, there is a critical value for the ratio of the mass flux to the magnetic flux. For values less/larger than this critical value, taking into account the temperature profile in the disk results in a broadening/collimation of the jet, respectively. Outflows, on the other hand, are always broadened when accounting for the temperature profile of the disk.
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_14_3f48809230c0ad51bffa90c5a0d613a1.pdf
accretion discs - magnetic fields - (magnetohydrodynamics) MHD - methods: numerical - stars: protostars - ISM: jets and outflows