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  • Current sheets in the solar corona : formation, fragmentation and heating 

    Bowness, Ruth (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
    In this thesis we investigate current sheets in the solar corona. The well known 1D model for the tearing mode instability is presented, before progressing to 2D where we introduce a non-uniform resistivity. The effect ...
  • Wave propagation, phase mixing and dissipation in Hall MHD 

    Threlfall, James W. (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-22) - Thesis
    In this thesis the effect of the Hall term in the generalised Ohm’s law on Alfvén (shear) and fast wave propagation and dissipation in the ion cyclotron frequency range is investigated. The damping of an initially ...