Browsing by Author "Heerikhuisen, J."

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  • Coronal magnetic energy release by current sheet reconnection

    Heerikhuisen, J. (The University of Waikato, 2001)
    In this thesis we investigate the rapid release of energy in the solar corona, with a particular view to understanding the solar flare in which magnetic reconnection is thought to play a key role. A review of existing ...
  • Hall current effects in dynamic magnetic reconnection solutions

    Craig, Ian J.D.; Heerikhuisen, J.; Watson, P.G. (American Institute of Physics, 2003-04-16)
    The impact of Hall current contributions on flow driven planar magnetic merging solutions is discussed. The Hall current is important if the dimensionless Hall parameter (or normalized ion skin depth) satisfies cH>η where ...
  • Magnetic reconnection solutions in the presence of multiple nulls

    Craig, Ian J.D.; Fabling, R.B.; Heerikhuisen, J.; Watson, P.G. (1999-10)
    It is known that exact analytic solutions can be constructed for incompressible magnetic reconnection in three space dimensions. In the case of an isolated X-point null, there are two types of reconnection solutions, namely, ...
  • Proton acceleration in analytic reconnecting current sheets

    Heerikhuisen, J.; Litvinenko, Yuri E.; Craig, Ian J.D. (2002-02)
    Particle acceleration provides an important signature for the magnetic collapse that accompanies a solar flare. Most particle acceleration studies, however, invoke magnetic and electric field models that are analytically ...
  • Slowdown and heating of interstellar neutral helium by elastic collisions beyond the heliopause

    Swaczyna, P.; Rahmanifard, F.; Zirnstein, E. J.; McComas, David J.; Heerikhuisen, J. (IOP Publishing, 2021)
    Direct sampling of interstellar neutral (ISN) atoms close to the Sun enables studies of the very local interstellar medium (VLISM) around the heliosphere. The primary population of ISN helium atoms has, until now, been ...