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Dynamics of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing


Barta, Miroslav; Vršnak, Bojan; Karlicky, Marian
Dynamics of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing // Astronomy and Astrophysics, 477 (2008), 2; 649-655 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Dynamics of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing

Autori
Barta, Miroslav ; Vršnak, Bojan ; Karlicky, Marian

Izvornik
Astronomy and Astrophysics (0004-6361) 477 (2008), 2; 649-655

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Sun: flares; Sun: corona; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); methods: numerical

Sažetak
Context. Moving blob-like features observed in the soft X-ray and EUV range above flare-loops are often interpreted as signatures of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing in the flare-associated reconnection process. Aims. We investigate numerically the evolution of the flare-associated current sheet in order to analyze the kinematics and dynamics of plasmoids. The goal is to explain the broad diversity of kinematical properties of the plasmoid signatures recorded by various observational techniques. Methods. We performed a 2-dimensional resistive-MHD numerical simulation of the reconnection starting from the Harris-type current sheet. After identifying the plasmoids, we follow their motion to determine basic kinematical parameters (velocity and acceleration), and we analyze the associated magnetic field topology. Results. The simulation reveals a broad variety of kinematical/dynamical properties of plasmoids — after formation, a plasmoid can move upward, downward, or can even change its direction of propagation. The highest velocities, in the range of the ambient Alfv´en speed, are found in the case of upward propagating plasmoids. The acceleration is determined by the net magnetic field tension of the reconnected field lines. Downward propagating plasmoids achieve only a fraction of the ambient Alfv´en speed. They strongly decelerate during the coalescence with low-lying flare-loops, when distinct energy release peaks occur and loop system oscillations are excited. Conclusions. The presented results explain, qualitatively and quantitatively, the broad spectrum of kinematical properties of various observational features attributed to the current sheet plasmoids.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
007-0000000-1362 - Eruptivni procesi u Sunčevoj atmosferi (Bojan Vršnak, )

Ustanove
Geodetski fakultet, Zagreb

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Barta, Miroslav; Vršnak, Bojan; Karlicky, Marian
Dynamics of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing // Astronomy and Astrophysics, 477 (2008), 2; 649-655 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Barta, M., Vršnak, B. & Karlicky, M. (2008) Dynamics of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 477 (2), 649-655.
@article{article, year = {2008}, pages = {649-655}, keywords = {Sun: flares, Sun: corona, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), methods: numerical}, journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics}, volume = {477}, number = {2}, issn = {0004-6361}, title = {Dynamics of plasmoids formed by the current sheet tearing}, keyword = {Sun: flares, Sun: corona, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), methods: numerical} }

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