Volume 582, October 2015
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||22 October 2015|
Damped transverse oscillations of interacting coronal loops
Departament de FísicaUniversitat de les Illes Balears,
Palma de Mallorca,
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2 Institut d’Aplicacions Computacionals de Codi Comunitari (IAC 3), Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
3 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, 38200, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
4 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Accepted: 4 September 2015
Damped transverse oscillations of magnetic loops are routinely observed in the solar corona. This phenomenon is interpreted as standing kink magnetohydrodynamic waves, which are damped by resonant absorption owing to plasma inhomogeneity across the magnetic field. The periods and damping times of these oscillations can be used to probe the physical conditions of the coronal medium. Some observations suggest that interaction between neighboring oscillating loops in an active region may be important and can modify the properties of the oscillations. Here we theoretically investigate resonantly damped transverse oscillations of interacting nonuniform coronal loops. We provide a semi-analytic method, based on the T-matrix theory of scattering, to compute the frequencies and damping rates of collective oscillations of an arbitrary configuration of parallel cylindrical loops. The effect of resonant damping is included in the T-matrix scheme in the thin boundary approximation. Analytic and numerical results in the specific case of two interacting loops are given as an application.
Key words: magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) / Sun: atmosphere / Sun: corona / Sun: oscillations / waves
© ESO, 2015
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