Browsing by Author "McClymont, A.N."

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  • Dynamic magnetic reconnection at an X-type neutral point

    Craig, Ian J.D.; McClymont, A.N. (1991)
    The relaxation of a two-dimensional "X-type" neutral point magnetic field disturbed from equilibrium is considered. Perturbations are shown to possess well-defined azimuthal modes which allow an exact determination of the ...
  • Dynamical finite-amplitude magnetic reconnection at an X-type neutral point

    McClymont, A.N.; Craig, Ian J.D. (1996)
    The linear theory of magnetic reconnection demonstrates that the rate of energy release at an X-type neutral point is "fast" - only logarithmically dependent on the plasma resistivity - if the field is strictly two-dimensional, ...
  • Linear theory of fast reconnection at an X-type neutral point

    Craig, Ian J.D.; McClymont, A.N. (1993)
    A linear theory is developed for the dissipation of the free magnetic energy in small disturbances imposed on the potential field of an X-type neutral point. An eigenmode analysis, using cylindrical coordinates centered ...
  • Magnetic energy release in dynamic fan reconnection models

    Craig, Ian J.D.; McClymont, A.N. (1999-01)
    The problem of dynamic, three-dimensional magnetic reconnection is considered. Analytic “fan current” solutions are derived by superposing plane-wave disturbances on magnetic X-point equilibria. The localization of the ...
  • Shear wave dissipation in planar magnetic X-Points

    Craig, Ian J.D.; McClymont, A.N. (1997-06)
    The resistive dissipation of nonlinear shear wave disturbances is discussed. We consider an incompressible, “open” X-point geometry, in which mass and energy are free to enter and leave the reconnection region. An analytic ...

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