Implosive collapse about magnetic null points: A quantitative comparison between 2D and 3D nulls

@article{Thurgood2018ImplosiveCA,
  title={Implosive collapse about magnetic null points: A quantitative comparison between 2D and 3D nulls},
  author={J. Thurgood and D. Pontin and J. McLaughlin},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2018}
}
Null collapse is an implosive process whereby MHD waves focus their energy in the vicinity of a null point, forming a current sheet and initiating magnetic reconnection. We consider, for the first time, the case of collapsing 3D magnetic null points in nonlinear, resistive MHD using numerical simulation, exploring key physical aspects of the system as well as performing a detailed parameter study. We find that within a particular plane containing the 3D null, the plasma and current density… Expand

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