Heating of the partially ionized solar chromosphere by waves in magnetic structures

Shelyag, Sergiy, Khomenko, Elena, de Vicente, Angel and Przybylski, Damien (2016) Heating of the partially ionized solar chromosphere by waves in magnetic structures. The Astrophysical Journal, 819 (1). L11. ISSN 2041-8213

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In this paper, we show a "proof of concept" of the heating mechanism of the solar chromosphere due to wave dissipation caused by the effects of partial ionization. Numerical modeling of non-linear wave propagation in a magnetic flux tube, embedded in the solar atmosphere, is performed by solving a system of single-fluid quasi-MHD equations, which take into account the ambipolar term from the generalized Ohm's law. It is shown that perturbations caused by magnetic waves can be effectively dissipated due to ambipolar diffusion. The energy input by this mechanism is continuous and shown to be more efficient than dissipation of static currents, ultimately leading to chromospheric temperature increase in magnetic structures

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
F500 Astronomy
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 01:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26427

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