Solar Physics and Plasma Physics: Topics and Advances
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 10213
Interests: x-ray; solar physics; solar activity; hydrodynamics; magnetohydrodynamics; plasma physics; space physics; astronomy; astronomy & astrophysics astrophysics
The outer solar atmosphere, called the corona, is mysteriously at a million degrees and, therefore, it is a natural laboratory to study highly ionized plasma. Images taken in high energy bands from satellite missions reveal a strongly structured and dynamic environment where the bright plasma is confined and heated by the magnetic field. We see steadily bright active regions but also highly transient and explosive events, such as flares. There are also solar regions where the magnetic field opens toward the interplanetary space and releases the solar wind and other transient massive outflows, such as jets, solar eruptions and coronal mass ejections. These end up interacting with the circumterrestrial medium and, therefore, directly with human activities.
Mass acceleration and energy transport and release, both in closed and open magnetic structures, are challenging because they involve processes at different temporal and spatial scales at once; this is a state-of-the-art issue.
Dr. Fabio Reale
Dr. Paolo Pagano
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- Magnetic reconnection and particle acceleration
- Magnetohydrodynamics of coronal plasma
- MHD turbulence, waves and instabilities
- Coronal loops and heating
- Coronal flares, eruptions and ejections
- Plasma MHD to kinetic scales