On super-elastic collisions between magnetized plasmoids in the heliosphere

  title={On super-elastic collisions between magnetized plasmoids in the heliosphere},
  author={A. Di Vita},
  journal={European Physical Journal D},
  • A. D. Vita
  • Published 9 April 2014
  • Physics
  • European Physical Journal D
Recently, a unique collision between two large-scale magnetized plasmoids produced by coronal mass ejections in the heliosphere has been observed (C. Shen et al. Nature 8, 2012). Results suggest that the collision is super-elastic, i.e. the total linear kinetic energy of the two plasmoids after the collision is larger than before the collision, and that an anti-correlation exists, i.e. the lower the initial relative velocity of the plasmoids, the larger the relative increase in total kinetic… 



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