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Simulating Solar and Astrophysical Plasmas in Laboratory Experiments and New Models Motivated by these Experiments

Bellan, P. M. and Hsu, S. C. and Hansen, J. F. and Tripathi, S. K. and You, S. and Pracko, S. E. (2004) Simulating Solar and Astrophysical Plasmas in Laboratory Experiments and New Models Motivated by these Experiments. In: Plasmas in the laboratory and in the universe: new insights and new challenges. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.703. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 425-430. ISBN 0-7354-0176-4 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110907-135819267

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Abstract

Laboratory plasma configurations have been developed which simulate solar coronal loops and astrophysical jets. Observed phenomena include the magnetic pinch effect, magnetic hoop force, restraining of the hoop force by an optional externally applied "strapping" magnetic field, MHD-driven jets and their collimation via the stagnation of convected magnetic flux, magnetic kinking, co- and counter helicity merging of two distinct magnetic structures, enhanced x-ray production upon merging, magnetic reconnection and formation of detached structures. These observations have motivated a model which invokes jet collimation to explain the observed collimation of solar coronal loops.


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Additional Information:© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 6 April 2004. Supported by USDOE grants DE-FG03-97ER54438 and DE-FG03-98ER54461.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-97ER54438
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-98ER54461
Subject Keywords:astrophysical plasma, solar corona, plasma magnetohydrodynamics, plasma simulation, astrophysical jets
Classification Code:PACS: 95.30.Qd; 96.60.Pb
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Official Citation:Simulating Solar and Astrophysical Plasmas in Laboratory Experiments and New Models Motivated by these Experiments P. M. Bellan, S. C. Hsu, J. F. Hansen, S. K. Tripathi, S. You, and S. E. Pracko, AIP Conf. Proc. 703, 425 (2004), DOI:10.1063/1.1718492
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