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Oscillation of newly formed loops after magnetic reconnection in the solar chromosphere View all abstracts by submitter

Shuhong Yang   Submitted: 2016-02-23 06:21

With the high spatial and temporal resolution Hα images from the New Vacuum Solar Telescope, we focus on two groups of loops with a X-shaped configuration in the dynamic chromosphere. We find that the anti-directed loops approach each other and reconnect continually. The connectivity of the loops is changed and new loops are formed and stack together. The stacked loops are sharply bent, implying that they are greatly impacted by the magnetic tension force. When another more reconnection process takes place, one new loop is formed and stacks with the previously formed ones. Meanwhile, the stacked loops retract suddenly and move toward the balance position, performing an overshoot movement, which led to an oscillation with an average period of about 45 s. The oscillation of newly formed loops after magnetic reconnection in the chromosphere is observed for the first time. We suggest that the stability of the stacked loops is destroyed due to the join of the last new loop and then suddenly retract under the effect of magnetic tension. Because of the retraction, another lower loop is pushed outward and performs an oscillation with the period of about 25 s. The different oscillation periods may be due to their difference in three parameters, i.e., loop length, plasma density, and magnetic field strength.

Authors: Shuhong Yang, Yongyuan Xiang
Projects: New Vacuum Solar Telescope (NVST),SDO-AIA,SDO-HMI

Publication Status: Accepted for publication in ApJL
Last Modified: 2016-02-24 12:02
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