Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

38

Date

2010

Date of Award

4-21-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Physics

Committee Member

Joan T Schmelz

Committee Member

B. N. Achar

Committee Member

Donald R. Franceschetti

Abstract

The goal of this project is to analyze two loops, observed on 2007 December 9, todetermine their thermal and density properties. Data were obtained using the EUVImaging Spectrometer (EIS) and X-Ray Telescope (XRT) instruments onboard HINODE.Atomic physics data was obtained from the CHIANTI database. For the thermal analysisof Loop 1, observed intensities were used to create differential emission measure curvesto best fit the data. Density analysis was done using intensity ratios of density-sensitivelines. Results indicate that plasma in Loop 1 is multithermal. Loop 2 was found to exhibita structure that has yet to be reported in coronal loop literature. The structure appears tobe a very hot core with surrounding plasma that cools systematically as distance from thecore increases. Solar physics research at the University of Memphis is supported by NSFATM-0402729 and NASA NNG05GE68G.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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