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dc.contributor.authorCraig, Ian J.D.
dc.contributor.authorFabling, R.B.
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-04T03:50:41Z
dc.date.available2008-11-04T03:50:41Z
dc.date.issued1998-03
dc.identifier.citationCraig, I. J. D. & Fabling, R. B. (1998). Dynamic magnetic reconnection in three space dimensions: Fan current solutions. Physics of Plasmas, 635.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1070-664X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1271
dc.description.abstractThe problem of incompressible, nonlinear magnetic reconnection in three-dimensional "open" geometries is considered. An analytic treatment shows that dynamic "fan current" reconnection may be driven by superposing long wavelength, finite amplitude, plane wave disturbances onto three-dimensional magnetic X-points. The nonlinear reconnection of the field is preceded by an advection phase in which magnetic shear waves drive large currents as they localize in the vicinity of the magnetic null. Analytic arguments, reinforced by detailed simulations, show that the ohmic dissipation rate can be independent of the plasma resistivity if the merging is suitably driven.en_US
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dc.relation.urihttp://link.aip.org/link/?PHPAEN/5/635/1en_US
dc.rightsCopyright 1998 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in the journal Physics of Plasmas and may be found at http://jmp.aip.org/jmp/top.jspen_US
dc.subjectmathematicsen_US
dc.subjectplasma simulationen_US
dc.subjectplasma transport processesen_US
dc.titleDynamic magnetic reconnection in three space dimensions: Fan current solutionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.872754en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfPhysics of Plasmasen_NZ
pubs.begin-page635en_NZ
pubs.elements-id28211
pubs.end-page643en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume5en_NZ


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