Evidence of Separator Reconnection in a Survey of X-Ray Bright Points

@article{Longcope2001EvidenceOS,
  title={Evidence of Separator Reconnection in a Survey of X-Ray Bright Points},
  author={D. Longcope and C. Kankelborg and J. Nelson and A. Pevtsov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={553},
  pages={429-439}
}
X-ray bright points are among the simplest coronal structures hypothesized to be powered by magnetic reconnection. Their magnetic field appears to consist of a simple loop of field lines connecting positive to negative photospheric sources. Quantitative three-dimensional models of reconnection in this geometry are therefore expected to apply directly to X-ray bright points. We assemble a survey from archival Solar and Heliospheric Observatory data of 764 X-ray bright points (EUV Imaging… Expand

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