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Title: On the possibility of spontaneous generation of turbulent Alfvén waves in solar plasma by heavy ions

In this paper, we discuss spontaneous generation of Alfvén waves. The discussion is motivated by the study of the solar transition region. We show that the heavy ions in this region can play critical roles. A quasilinear theory is derived. On the basis of this theory, we can discuss the saturation level of the wave spectral energy associated with each species of ions. Several essential issues relevant to the transition region are also discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22227856
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ALFVEN WAVES; ASTROPHYSICS; HEAVY IONS; PLASMA; PLASMA WAVES; QUASILINEAR PROBLEMS; TURBULENCE