Numerical simulations of rotational bursting of F-coronal dust in eccentric orbits due to coronal mass ejections
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Planet Space Sci.
interplanetary dust; rotational bursting; coronal mass ejections; F-coronal dust; COSMIC DUST; PARTICLES; Astronomy & Astrophysics
Model calculations were carried out to determine the extent of the effects on the rotational bursting of F-coronal dust in eccentric orbits due to their interaction with the flow of coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The model included an initial limiting perihelion distance of 8 solar radii (R-S) for all particles used. The parameters of the CMEs (velocity and proton number density) along with the various parameters of the dust particles (size and median density) were taken into consideration. By keeping these parameters the same and varying one of them, it was found that the velocity of the CMEs protons plays a major role in determining at which heliocentric distance the particle bursts. To a lesser degree, the median density of the particle also had a similar effect. Depending on the values of the dust particles orbital eccentricity, limiting sizes of the dust particles were found beyond which the particles do not burst. More particles bursted in regions close to their perihelion passage, however very few particles bursted near 8R(S) from which we conclude that the majority of the fragmented particles were outside the F-corona region. The results show that rotational bursting of the dust in eccentric orbits inside the F-corona forces the particles to fragment outside 8R(S). (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Planetary and Space Science
"Numerical simulations of rotational bursting of F-coronal dust in eccentric orbits due to coronal mass ejections" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2587.