Magnetic Reconnection in Astrophysical Environments

@article{Lazarian2015MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic Reconnection in Astrophysical Environments},
  author={Alex Lazarian and Gregory L. Eyink and Ethan T. Vishniac and Grzegorz Kowal},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={407},
  pages={311-372}
}
  • Alex Lazarian, Gregory L. Eyink, +1 author Grzegorz Kowal
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
  • Magnetic reconnection is a process that changes magnetic field topology in highly conducting fluids. Traditionally, magnetic reconnection was associated mostly with solar flares. In reality, the process must be ubiquitous as astrophysical fluids are magnetized and motions of fluid elements necessarily entail crossing of magnetic frozen in field lines and magnetic reconnection. We consider magnetic reconnection in realistic 3D geometry in the presence of turbulence. This turbulence in most… CONTINUE READING

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