Chromosphere Generation in Magnetic Flux-Tubes

  • J. C. Hénoux
  • B. V. Somov
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The localization of the magnetic field in concentrated flux-tubes leads to thermal structures in the upper solar atmosphere. There the difference in the perpendicular to magnetic field velocities of ions, electrons and neutrals, produces a privileged trapping of ions inside flux-tubes. The electric current required to confine these ions can be generated in the photosphere. This DC current, together with a 1 km s-1 plasma upflow in the upper photosphere, would generate a chromosphere inside the flux-tubes.


Solar Atmosphere Thermal Structure Azimuthal Velocity Radial Pressure Gradient Photospheric Plasma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Hénoux
    • 1
  • B. V. Somov
    • 2
  1. 1.DASOP, UA326Observatoire de ParisMeudon Principal CedexFrance
  2. 2.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscouUSSR

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