Thank you, Charles.
I'm saying that the Sun has a net negative charge, while the IPM has a net positive charge. There is little electrical resistance in plasmas at that temperature, so the only thing holding the electrons down is gravity, and gravity is no match for the electric force.
I believe the electrons, and protons and cations, are propelled away from the Sun by his electric field.
I read somewhere in the EU literature that the Solar wind particles are still accelerating at 1 AU.
Inflows, coming from less than 5 solar radii, and typically occurring within just a couple of days of a CME, don't surprise me. There are some rather dramatic videos of "coronal rain" immediately after CMEs that I take as further evidence that the Sun has a net negative charge, since the "rain" is clearly +ions (especially highly ionized iron), which is unmistakable given the absorption frequencies. But that doesn't make it an interstellar electric current.
Interstellar currents are stopped at (or collected by) by the heliospere boundary.
In the present model, charge is collected by and builds up in a sphere, and discharges to the sphere below.
(the double layer between has a breakdown)
In the near perfect vacuum of the IPM, I'd expect charged particles responding to an electric field to get accelerated to a substantial percentage of the speed of light. At such speeds, the magnetic pinch effect would be robust, and the currents would get pinched into discrete discharge channels, which would be highly visible, like lightning, or like the discrete discharge channels in a plasma ball lamp. And we don't see anything of the sort.
Thunderbolts & EU people say the solar wind does accelerate to substantial percentage of c.
In vacuum tubes, one needs a dense gas to get the bright arc channel.
Near vacuum rarefied gases produce columns of coronal glows.
That model also has a big problem establishing a current regulator, to prevent all of the potential from being eliminated instantaneously.
See Don Scott's paper on the Transistor Sun.
Ouch. None of his PDFs are loading for me.
I'll put the link anyway, hopefully it is a temporary problem.
Solar Surface Transistor Action.
What's flowing inward, if not plasma?
I don't think that the densities increase above that. Once the electrons are squeezed out, there is an electrostatic repulsion between the atoms that prevents further compression, and which is a respectable force -- gravity is no match for the electric force. So I don't think that the Sun has enough gravitational loading for nuclear fusion in the core. If it did, it would create a Type Ia supernova, because once the fusion started, there wouldn't be anything to stop it. So here we have to remember that Eddington's "fusion furnace" model was developed in the 1920s, before nuclear fusion was discovered. Now that we know the precise properties of it, we can say with certainty that there isn't any sustained nuclear fusion in the core of the Sun.
That is not fusion by an energy input, but by pressure. Just like your ionization isn't by energy input, but by pressure.
It would be convenient if the pressure only goes to what your theory needs.
Of course, I agree with that there is no fusion within the Sun, since we can observe that it happens on the surface.
Seems to me, that internal ionization occurs is just as big a supposition as supposing internal fusion occurs.
I don't think that those heavy elements were fused because of the pressure, because nuclear physics doesn't allow it. Rather, the heavy elements already existed, and now they're resting comfortably inside the Sun.
Nuclear synthesis is occurring on the photosphere surface, where we observe the fusion occurring.
They are absolutely guessing. I am too, except that I constrain the solution domain to what laboratory physics allows. Their model is based entirely on the ideal gas laws, and makes no mention of the Coulomb barrier, which laboratory physics requires.
My guess is that the photosphere is well above the rock surface.
Like as in Crook's tubes, we don't see the positive column resting upon the cathode surface. Do we?
I agree, but I also think that fusion occurs deeper within the convective zone -- not because of pressure, but because of the acceleration of electrons to near the speed of light in arc discharges. Where they slam into stationary matter at the ends of the channels, they instantaneously create the pressures & temperatures necessary for fusion. This has been verified, by the gamma rays that can only be produced by fusion, and by the sudden appearance of fusion by-products, such as carbon, nitrogen, & oxygen, all in proportions expected by nuclear physics
Wow. Accelerating to near light speed within the body of the Sun.
The atoms were so tight shoulder to shoulder that they squeezed their outer electrons off.
Then those electrons had the freedom of movement to accelerate to near c?
And then, as the density was decreasing, on their way to surface, they suddenly slammed into a wall?
That's what you are saying, isn't it?
I think that that verification can also be used verify the fusion is happening when and where we see it happening.
Thank you for your explanations, and patience.
I'm trying them on. My comments are expressing the problems I still have with it.