PREPRINT
17532265-4F2D-47D7-A40D-1DD762E786D3

First detection of transverse vertical oscillation during the expansion of coronal loops

Qingmin Zhang, Chuan Li, Dong Li, Ye Qiu, Yanjie Zhang, Yiwei Ni
arXiv:2209.00194

Submitted on 31 August 2022

Abstract

In this Letter, we perform a detailed analysis of the M5.5-class eruptive flare occurring in active region 12929 on 2022 January 20. The eruption of a hot channel generates a fast coronal mass ejection (CME) and a dome-shaped extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) wave at speeds of 740860 km s1. The CME is associated with a type II radio burst, implying that the EUV wave is a fast-mode shock wave. During the impulsive phase, the flare shows quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs) in EUV, hard X-ray, and radio wavelengths. The periods of QPPs range from 18 s to 113 s, indicating that flare energy is released and nonthermal electrons are accelerated intermittently with multiple time scales. The interaction between the EUV wave and low-lying adjacent coronal loops (ACLs) results in contraction, expansion, and transverse vertical oscillation of ACLs. The speed of contraction in 171, 193, and 211 {\AA} is higher than that in 304 {\AA}. The periods of oscillation are 253 s and 275 s in 304 {\AA} and 171 {\AA}, respectively. A new scenario is proposed to explain the interaction. The equation that interprets the contraction and oscillation of the overlying coronal loops above a flare core can also interpret the expansion and oscillation of ACLs, suggesting that the two phenomena are the same in essence.

Preprint

Comment: 11 pages, 12 figures, accepted for publication in ApJL

Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.00194