Peculiarities of Alfven wave propagation along a nonuniform magnetic flux tube

Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2005

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1063/1.1833392

Аннотация: Within the framework of the assumption of large azimuthal wave numbers, the equations for Alfven and slow magnetosonic waves are obtained using frozen-in material coordinates. These equations are specified for the case of a nonuniform magnetic field with axial symmetry. Assuming a meridional polarization of the magnetic field and velocity perturbations, the effects of Alfven wave propagation are analyzed which are related to geometric characteristics of a nonuniform magnetic field: (a) A finite curvature radius of the magnetic field lines and (b) convergence of magnetic field lines. The interaction between the Alfven and magnetosonic waves is found to be strongly dependent on the curvature radius of the magnetic tube and the local plasma beta parameter. The electric field amplitude and the length scale of a wave front are found to increase very strongly in the course of the Alfven wave propagation along a converging magnetic flux tube. Also studied is a temporal decrease of the wave perturbations which is caused by dissipation at the conducting boundary. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

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Журнал: PHYSICS OF PLASMAS

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 12, Is. 1

ISSN журнала: 1070664X

Место издания: MELVILLE

Издатель: AMER INST PHYSICS

Авторы

  • Erkaev N.V. (KRASNOYARSK STATE UNIV)
  • Shaidurov V.A. (KRASNOYARSK STATE UNIV)
  • Semenov V.S. (KRASNOYARSK STATE UNIV)
  • Langmayr D. (KRASNOYARSK STATE UNIV)
  • Biernat H.K. (KRASNOYARSK STATE UNIV)

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