Collisional ionisation, recombination, and ionisation potential in two-fluid shocks | Ben Snow
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24.05.2021
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University of Exeter
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Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
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Shocks are a universal feature of warm plasma environments, such as the lower solar atmosphere and molecular clouds, which consist of both ionised and neutral species. Including partial ionisation leads to the existence of a finite width for shocks, where the ionised and neutral species decouple and recouple. As such, drift velocities exist within the shock that lead to frictional heating between the two species, in addition to adiabatic temperature changes across the shock. The local temperature enhancements within the shock alter the recombination and ionisation rates and hence change the composition of the plasma. We study the role of collisional ionisation and recombination in slow-mode partially ionised shocks. In particular, we incorporate the ionisation potential energy loss and ana
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Link to the European Solar Physics Online Seminars (ESPOS) webpage: https://espos.stream/2021/01/28/Snow/
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