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Caltech lab experiments and the insights they provide into solar corona phenomena

Bellan, Paul M. (2020) Caltech lab experiments and the insights they provide into solar corona phenomena. Journal of Geophysical Research. Space Physics, 125 (8). Art. No. e2020JA028139. ISSN 2169-9380. doi:10.1029/2020ja028139.

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A comprehensive overview of two decades of Caltech experiments relevant to solar corona physics is presented. The extent to which the experiments scale to the solar corona, the basic configurations and operation, and the importance of the magnetic force J × B common to all the experiments is discussed. Summaries are given of the various configurations used, the main observations, and interpretations of these observations, including new models developed to provide these interpretations. Topics include observations and explanations for flux rope self‐collimation, axial flows along flux ropes, eruption of arched flux ropes, strapping magnetic fields that inhibit eruption, the torus instability, and effects such as X‐ray emission of a kink‐driven secondary Rayleigh‐Taylor instability.

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Additional Information:© 2020 American Geophysical Union. Issue Online: 18 August 2020; Version of Record online: 18 August 2020; Accepted manuscript online: 17 July 2020; Manuscript accepted: 30 June 2020; Manuscript revised: 26 June 2020; Manuscript received: 28 April 2020. This two decades of experimental research has been supported by grants from the NSF, USDOE, and AFOSR. The most recent are from the NSF/DOE Partnership in Plasma Science and Engineering via USDOE Grant DE‐FG02‐04ER54755, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research via Award FA9550‐11‐1‐0184, the NSF SHINE program via Award 1059519, and the NSF Solar Terrestrial Research Program via Award 1914599. Data Availability Statement: All data are properly cited and can be accessed in the following references: You et al. (2005), Haw and Bellan (2017), Stenson and Bellan (2008), Hansen and Bellan (2001), Ha and Bellan (2016), Wongwaitayakornkul et al. (2017), Haw et al. (2018, 2019), Marshall et al. (2018), Zhang et al. (2020), and Seo et al. (2020)
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-04ER54755
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-11-1-0184
Subject Keywords:solar flare; magnetohydrodynamics; magnetic reconnection; plasma; whistler waves; flux rope
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Official Citation:Bellan, P. M. (2020). Caltech lab experiments and the insights they provide into solar corona phenomena. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125, e2020JA028139.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:21 Aug 2020 16:08
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