ION COLLISIONAL TRANSPORT COEFFICIENTS IN THE SOLAR WIND AT 1 au

@article{Hellinger2015IONCT,
  title={ION COLLISIONAL TRANSPORT COEFFICIENTS IN THE SOLAR WIND AT 1 au},
  author={Petr Hellinger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={825}
}
  • P. Hellinger
  • Published 14 December 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Proton and alpha particle collisional transport coefficients (isotropization, relative deceleration frequencies, and heating rates) at 1 au are quantified using the Wind/Solar Wind Experiment data. In agreement with previous studies, the ion–ion Coulomb collisions are generally important for slow solar wind streams and tend to reduce the temperature anisotropies, the differential streaming, and the differences between the proton and alpha particle temperatures. In slow solar wind streams the… 

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