First Detection of Plasmoids from Breakout Reconnection on the Sun

  title={First Detection of Plasmoids from Breakout Reconnection on the Sun},
  author={Pankaj Kumar and Judith T. Karpen and Spiro K. Antiochos and Peter F. Wyper and C. Richard DeVore},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Transient collimated plasma ejections (jets) occur frequently throughout the solar corona, in active regions, quiet Sun, and coronal holes. Although magnetic reconnection is generally agreed to be the mechanism of energy release in jets, the factors that dictate the location and rate of reconnection remain unclear. Our previous studies demonstrated that the magnetic breakout model explains the triggering and evolution of most jets over a wide range of scales, through detailed comparisons… Expand

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