Generation Of Magnetic Fields And Electric Currents In The Solar Photosphere

  • J. C. Henoux
  • B. V. Somov
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Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 138)


Velocities of electrons, ions and neutrals are computed in the three- fluid approximation for an axisymmetrical magnetic field. By prescribing a radial dependence of the velocity of neutrals in agreement with a downflow, the radial dependence of the magnetic field energy density is derived for a given set of values of the magnetic field at the central and external boundaries. Flux-tube cooling by advection of ionization energy is found to be significant. Vortices in the low photosphere could produce significant electric power and DC current intensity along the coronal magnetic lines of forces. The velocities of neutrals, the size and the number of flux-tubes required to power flares in plage regions, are estimated.


Radial Dependence Solar Photosphere Fluid Approximation Radial Pressure Gradient Plage Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Henoux
    • 1
  • B. V. Somov
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisDASOPMeudon PrincipalFrance
  2. 2.Lebedev Physical InstitutMoscouUSSR

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