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The current-free electric double layer in a coronal magnetic funnel

Boswell, Roderick; Marsch, Eckart; Charles, Christine

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Current-free double layers (CFDLs) have been recently discovered in a number of laboratory devices, when a low collisional plasma is forced to expand from a high magnetic field source region to a low magnetic field diffusion region. This experimental setup bears a striking resemblance to the natural conditions prevailing in the magnetic funnels of the solar corona. It was commonly thought that magnetic-field-aligned potential disruptions were driven by electron currents, although the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21252
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/503155

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