Coronal Loop Heating by the Fast Surface Wave

  • Altair S. de Assis
  • King H. Tsui


Although coronal plasmas are considered to be collisional, it is well known that particle collisions do not provide effective energy dissipation. It is shown that the wave-particle resonant interactions can dissipate energy fast enough to sustain the coronal temperature.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Altair S. de Assis
    • 1
  • King H. Tsui
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de MaternáticaUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrasil
  2. 2.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrasil

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