By Topic

Laser Plasma Experiments to Simulate Coronal Mass Ejections During Giant Solar Flare and Their Strong Impact on Magnetospheres

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

8 Author(s)

Giant solar flares are the most powerful phenomenon in the solar system, which can strongly affect various geospheres and technical systems in the near Earth's space or its surface. During the space era, only few events with a total energy of more than 1034 erg happened, and probably, only one of these ldquowas directedrdquo to the Earth (August 4, 1972). In this paper, we report on the first attempts to simulate in a laboratory both the initial (at the Sun) and final (near the Earth) stages of relevant interaction processes between the plasma flows and magnetic fields. By using laser-produced plasmas and intense magnetic dipole, we performed two types of simulation experiments: 1) on the interaction of ejected solar plasma flows with/in dipole magnetic field and 2) on the extreme (three fold) compression of the Earth's magnetopause by giant coronal mass ejections from the Sun. General physical conditions of these phenomena are briefly described, and the developed methods of laboratory simulation and numerical modeling of various explosive processes in collisionless space plasmas are discussed on the basis of relevant dimensionless criteria of the problems.

Published in:

Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 4 )