TITLE

Solar coronal loops as non force-free minimum energy relaxed states

AUTHOR(S)
Kumar, Dinesh; Bhattacharyya, R.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Aug2011, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p084506
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this work, the well established two-fluid relaxation model based on the minimum energy principle is extended to include open systems like the solar corona. The Euler-Lagrange equations obtained are of double curl in nature and support non-zero plasma-β along with mass flow of the magnetofluid. These equations are solved in Cartesian coordinates utilizing a geometry relevant to the solar atmosphere, and a basic comparative study of the non force-free, force-free, and potential magnetic field obtained as solutions of the same Euler-Lagrange equations is presented.
ACCESSION #
65108152

 

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