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Prominence and flare fine structure from cross-field thermal conduction

@article{Gray1995ProminenceAF,
  title={Prominence and flare fine structure from cross-field thermal conduction},
  author={Norman Gray and John C. Brown},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={1995}
}
Thermal conduction across a magnetic field is strongly suppressed compared with conduction along the field. However, if a flare is heated by a highly filamented beam directed along the field, then the array of heated cells in a cross-section of the flare will result in both small spatial scales (with consequently large temperature gradients) and a large surface area for the heated volume, providing a geometrical enhancement of the total cross-field energy flux. To investigate the importance of… Expand
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