Achieving fast reconnection in resistive MHD models via turbulent means

  title={Achieving fast reconnection in resistive MHD models via turbulent means},
  author={Giovanni Lapenta and Alexander Lazarian},
  journal={Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics},
Abstract. Astrophysical fluids are generally turbulent and this preexisting turbulence must be taken into account for models of magnetic reconnection in astrophysical, solar or heliospheric environments. In addition, reconnection itself induces turbulence which provides an important feedback on the reconnection process. In this paper we discuss both the theoretical model and numerical evidence that magnetic reconnection becomes fast in the approximation of resistive MHD. We consider the… Expand

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