Magnetic reconnection and plasmoid formation in three-dimensional accretion flows around black holes

  title={Magnetic reconnection and plasmoid formation in three-dimensional accretion flows around black holes},
  author={Antonios Nathanail and Vasilis Mpisketzis and Oliver Porth and Christian M. Fromm and Luciano Rezzolla},
Magnetic reconnection is thought to be one of the main energy-dissipation mechanisms fu-eling energy to the plasma in the vicinity of a black hole. Indeed, plasmoids formed through magnetic reconnection may play a key role in γ -ray, X-ray and near-infrared flares from the black hole at the center of our galaxy, SgrA*. We report the results of three-dimensional general-relativistic ideal and resistive magnetohydrodynamics simulations modelling magnetic reconnection in accretion flows around… 
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