NUMERICAL TESTS OF FAST RECONNECTION IN WEAKLY STOCHASTIC MAGNETIC FIELDS

@article{Kowal2009NUMERICALTO,
  title={NUMERICAL TESTS OF FAST RECONNECTION IN WEAKLY STOCHASTIC MAGNETIC FIELDS},
  author={Grzegorz Kowal and Alexander Lazarian and Ethan T. Vishniac and Katarzyna Otmianowska-Mazur},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={700},
  pages={63-85}
}
We study the effects of turbulence on magnetic reconnection using three-dimensional direct numerical simulations. This is the first attempt to test a model of fast magnetic reconnection in the presence of weak turbulence proposed by Lazarian & Vishniac. This model predicts that weak turbulence, which is generically present in most astrophysical systems, enhances the rate of reconnection by reducing the transverse scale for reconnection events and by allowing many independent flux reconnection… 
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