3D numerical simulations of propagating two-fluid, torsional Alfvén waves and heating of a partially ionized solar chromosphere

  title={3D numerical simulations of propagating two-fluid, torsional Alfv{\'e}n waves and heating of a partially ionized solar chromosphere},
  author={Bla.zej Ku'zma and Kris Murawski and Stefaan Poedts},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present a new insight into the propagation, attenuation, and dissipation of two-fluid, torsional Alfvén waves in the context of heating of the lower solar atmosphere. By means of numerical simulations of the partially ionized plasma, we solve the set of two-fluid equations for ion plus electron and neutral fluids in 3D Cartesian geometry. We implement initially a current-free magnetic field configuration, corresponding to a magnetic flux-tube that is rooted in the solar photosphere and… 

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