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