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Evolution of a coronal loop in response to an impulsive energy release is numerically modelled. It is shown that the loop density evolution curves exhibit quasi-periodic perturbations with the periods given approximately by the ratio of the loop length to the average sound speed, associated with the second standing harmonics of an acoustic wave. The density(More)
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In simulations of a 10 PW laser striking a solid, we demonstrate the possibility of producing a pure electron-positron plasma by the same processes as those thought to operate in high-energy astrophysical environments. A maximum positron density of 10(26) m(-3) can be achieved, 7 orders of magnitude greater than achieved in previous experiments.(More)
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The weakly nonlinear dynamics of linearly polarized , spherical Alfvén waves in coronal holes is investigated. An evolutionary equation, combining the effects of spherical stratification, nonlinear steepening and dissipation due to shear viscosity is derived. The equation is a spherical analog of the scalar Cohen–Kulsrud–Burgers equation. Three main stages(More)
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