Volume 14, Number 3 (Iranian Journal of Physics Research,Fall 2014)                   IJPR 2014, 14(3): 73-78 | Back to browse issues page


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Fazel Z, Ebadi H. Damping of visco-resistive Alfven waves in solar spicules. IJPR. 2014; 14 (3) :73-78
URL: http://ijpr.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1646-en.html

Ph.D Astrophysics Section, Department of Physics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran , z_fazel@tabrizu.ac.ir
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Interaction of Alfven waves with plasma inhomogeneity generates phase mixing which can cause the dissipation of Alfven waves. We investigated the dissipation of standing Alfven waves due to phase mixing at the presence of steady flow and sheared magnetic field in solar spicules. Moreover, the transition region between chromosphere and corona was considered. Our numerical simulation showed that the phase mixing and dissipation rate of Alfven waves are enhanced relative to viscosity and resistivity gradients. Comparison of the results of our models with and without these gradients illustrated a significant difference between them. In other words, with these assumptions, Alfven waves may transfer the photospheric energy to the corona during timescales corresponding to the observed lifetimes of spicules. It should be noted that the results of our numerical simulation were in good agreement with observational scaling law obtained by Kuridze et al. [1]
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