In this paper we show how new techniques of topological fluid mechanics and physical knot theory can be applied to estimate magnetic energy levels in solar physics. In particular, we show that magnetic energy stored in complex configurations of plasma loops present on the Sun can be quantified by geometric and topological information. These studies find important applications in the energetics of solar and stellar physics and in laboratory plasmas.

Ricca, R. (2000). Knots and braids on the Sun. In A. Gyr, P. Koumoutsakos, U. Burr (a cura di), Science and Art Symposium 2000. 3rd International Conference on Flow Interaction of Science and Art with Exhibition/Lectures on Interaction of Science & Art (pp. 263). Springer Netherlands.

Knots and braids on the Sun

RICCA, RENZO
2000

Abstract

In this paper we show how new techniques of topological fluid mechanics and physical knot theory can be applied to estimate magnetic energy levels in solar physics. In particular, we show that magnetic energy stored in complex configurations of plasma loops present on the Sun can be quantified by geometric and topological information. These studies find important applications in the energetics of solar and stellar physics and in laboratory plasmas.
Capitolo o saggio
topological magnetohydrodynamics magnetic knots braids
English
Science and Art Symposium 2000. 3rd International Conference on Flow Interaction of Science and Art with Exhibition/Lectures on Interaction of Science & Art
978-94-010-5819-3
Ricca, R. (2000). Knots and braids on the Sun. In A. Gyr, P. Koumoutsakos, U. Burr (a cura di), Science and Art Symposium 2000. 3rd International Conference on Flow Interaction of Science and Art with Exhibition/Lectures on Interaction of Science & Art (pp. 263). Springer Netherlands.
Ricca, R
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