• The filamentary structure of the sunspot magnetic fields

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      Filamentation; bunching of magnetic fields; coherent radiation; sunspots

    • Abstract


      The filamentary structure of the magnetic fields as well as the coherent radiations that emanate from a sunspot are explained considering solar burst as a non-equilibrium process. Methods of irreversible statistical mechanics have been applied to the problem of an electron gas in a constant magnetic field to explain the above features. We have obtained the non-equilibrium distribution function in the self-consistent field approximation. The dielectric function, we obtained, is a function of time, besides being a function of frequency and wavevector. We have thus taken the non-linearity of the system as well. This theory explains many features of stria bursts, chain bursts as well as the type III bursts. This also accounts for the bunching of the magnetic field lines as a consequence of quantisation of flux in the Landau sense.

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      R Pratap1 2

      1. Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Bombay - 400005
      2. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad - 38009
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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