3D magnetic reconnection at an X-ray bright point

  title={3D magnetic reconnection at an X-ray bright point},
  author={Cristina H. Mandrini and Pascal D{\'e}moulin and Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi and Brigitte Schmieder and Gianna Cauzzi and Axel Hofmann},
  journal={Solar Physics},
On May 1, 1993, a flaring X-ray bright point (XBP) was observed for about 16 hours in the old, disintegrating, bipolar active region (AR) NOAA 7493. During this period, a minor magnetic bipole (1020 Mx) emerged in the region. We have found observational evidence showing that the XBP brightenings were due to magnetic reconnection between the new bipole and pre-existing plage fields. The aim of the present work is to substantiate with magnetic modelling what has been shown by the observations… 
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