Dynamic Topology and Flux Rope Evolution During Non-linear Tearing of 3D Null Point Current Sheets

@article{Wyper2014DynamicTA,
  title={Dynamic Topology and Flux Rope Evolution During Non-linear Tearing of 3D Null Point Current Sheets},
  author={Peter F. Wyper and David I. Pontin},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
  year={2014}
}
In this work the dynamic magnetic field within a tearing-unstable three-dimensional (3D) current sheet about a magnetic null point is described in detail. We focus on the evolution of the magnetic null points and flux ropes that are formed during the tearing process. Generally, we find that both magnetic structures are created prolifically within the layer and are non-trivially related. We examine how nulls are created and annihilated during bifurcation processes, and describe how they evolve… 

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