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A&A 443, 663678 (2005) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20042288
 

Summary: A&A 443, 663678 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20042288
c ESO 2005
Astronomy
&
Astrophysics
Particle dynamics in 3-D reconnecting current sheets
in the solar atmosphere
C. Efthymiopoulos1, C. Gontikakis1, and A. Anastasiadis2
1
Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Soranou Efessiou 4, 115 27 Athens, Greece
e-mail: cefthim@cc.uoa.gr;cgontik@cc.uoa.gr
2
National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Space Applications & Remote Sensing, 15236 Palaia Penteli, Greece
e-mail: anastasi@space.noa.gr
Received 1 November 2004 / Accepted 15 July 2005
ABSTRACT
The orbits of charged particles (electrons and protons), in a Harris-type 3D field topology of a reconnecting current sheet (RCS), are analyzed
by dynamical systems methods. The focus is on values of the magnetic and electric fields relevant to RCSs in the solar atmosphere. First, a
perturbative form of the equations of motion is used to determine the stability perpendicularly to the plane of reconnection, which is crucial

  

Source: Anastasiadis, Anastasios - Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens

 

Collections: Physics