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Paper: Two Fundamental MHD Problems in Solar Physics
Volume: 369, New Solar Physics with Solar-B Mission
Page: 587
Authors: Sakurai, T.
Abstract: Two fundamental MHD problems in solar physics are discussed. The first one is the so-called Parker problem, namely the behavior of magnetic fields when their fieldline footpoints are moved around by flows. The expected incapability of settling the field into static equilibrium is a theoretical basis for the microflare model of coronal heating. The second one is the so-called Aly-Sturrock conjecture, stating that the magnetic field stressed by footpoint motions attains energy but may never exceed the energy of the open field. This is thought to be an anti-CME theorem.
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