Phase Mixing of Propagating Alfvén Waves in a Single-fluid Partially Ionized Solar Plasma | Max Mcmurdo
Plasma Dynamics Group, University of Sheffield, UK
Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
The phase mixing of Alfvén waves is one of the most promising mechanisms for the heating of the solar atmosphere. The damping of waves in this case requires small transversal scales, relative to the magnetic field direction; this requirement is achieved by considering a transversal inhomogeneity in the equilibrium plasma density profile. Using a single-fluid approximation of a partially ionized chromospheric plasma, we study the effectiveness of the damping of phase-mixed shear Alfvén waves and investigate the effect of varying the ionization degree on the dissipation of waves. Read more at https://espos.stream/2024/01/25/Mcmurdo/.
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