Twisted Flux Tubes and How They Get That Way

  1. Michael R. Brown,
  2. Richard C. Canfield and
  3. Alexei A. Pevtsov
  1. Dana Longcope1,
  2. Mark Linton2,
  3. Alexei Pevtsov1,
  4. George Fisher2 and
  5. Isaac Klapper3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM111p0093

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Longcope, D., Linton, M., Pevtsov, A., Fisher, G. and Klapper, I. (1999) Twisted Flux Tubes and How They Get That Way, in Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (eds M. R. Brown, R. C. Canfield and A. A. Pevtsov), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM111p0093

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physics, Montana State University

  2. 2

    Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley

  3. 3

    Department of Mathematics, Montana State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900940

Online ISBN: 9781118664476

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Keywords:

  • Magnetic reconnection;
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)-Helicity;
  • Plasma (Ionized gases);
  • Plasma astrophysics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Flux Tubes

  • The Case for Twist: Observations

  • Effects of Twist: Theory

  • A Model for Thin Twisted Flux Tubes

  • On the Possible Origins of Twist

  • Summary and Discussion