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 (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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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.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 6 April 2004. Supported by USDOE grants DE-FG03-97ER54438 and DE-FG03-98ER54461.|
|Subject Keywords:||astrophysical plasma, solar corona, plasma magnetohydrodynamics, plasma simulation, astrophysical jets|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 95.30.Qd; 96.60.Pb|
|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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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2011 15:19|
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