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Paper: Observations of the Joint Action of the Hanle and Zeeman Effects in the D2 Line of Ba II
Volume: 405, Solar Polarization 5: In Honor of Jan Olof Stenflo
Page: 41
Authors: Ramelli, R.; Bianda, M.; Trujillo Bueno, J.; Belluzzi, L.; Landi Degl’Innocenti, E.
Abstract: We show a selection of high-sensitivity spectropolarimetric observations obtained over the last few years in the Ba II D2-line with the Zürich Imaging Polarimeter (ZIMPOL) attached to the Gregory Coudé Telescope of IRSOL. The measurements were collected close to the solar limb, in several regions with varying degree of magnetic activity. The Stokes profiles we have observed show clear signatures of the joint action of the Hanle and Zeeman effects, in very good qualitative agreement with the theoretical expectations. Polarimetric measurements of this line show to be very well suited for magnetic field diagnostics of the lower solar chromosphere, from regions with field intensities as low as 1 gauss to strongly magnetized ones having kG field strengths.
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