High-frequency Alfven waves in multi-ion coronal plasma: Observational implications
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) High-frequency Alfven waves in multi-ion coronal plasma: Observational implications. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 110 (A9). -. ISSN 0148-0227Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2004JA010969
 We investigate the effects of high-frequency ( of order ion gyrofrequency) Alfven and ion-cyclotron waves on ion emission lines by studying the dispersion of these waves in a multi-ion coronal plasma. For this purpose we solve the dispersion relation of the linearized multifluid and Vlasov equations in a magnetized multi-ion plasma with coronal abundances of heavy ions. We also calculate the dispersion relation using nonlinear one-dimensional hybrid kinetic simulations of the multi-ion plasma. When heavy ions are present the dispersion relation of parallel propagating Alfven cyclotron waves exhibits the following branches ( in the positive Omega - k quadrant): right-hand polarized nonresonant and left-hand polarized resonant branch for protons and each ion. We calculate the ratio of ion to proton velocities perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field for each wave modes for typical coronal parameters and find strong enhancement of the heavy ion perpendicular fluid velocity compared with proton perpendicular fluid velocity. The linear multifluid cold plasma results agree with linear warm plasma Vlasov results and with the nonlinear hybrid simulation model results. In view of our findings we discuss how the observed nonthermal line broadening of minor ions in coronal holes may relate to the high-frequency wave motions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS|
|Publisher:||AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION|
|Date:||9 September 2005|
|Number of Pages:||10|
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