Influence of tearing instability on magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

  title={Influence of tearing instability on magnetohydrodynamic turbulence},
  author={Justin Walker and Stanislav Boldyrev and Nuno F. Loureiro},
  journal={Physical Review E},
It has been proposed recently by Loureiro & Boldyrev (2017) and Mallet et al. (2017) that current sheets formed in the inertial range of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence become affected by the tearing instability at scales smaller than a critical scale $\lambda_\mathrm{c}$, larger than the dissipation scale of turbulence. If true, this process can modify the nature of energy cascade at smaller scales, leading to a new, tearing-mediated regime of MHD turbulence. In this Letter we present a… 

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