Oscillatory reconnection and waves driven by merging magnetic flux ropes in solar flares

  title={Oscillatory reconnection and waves driven by merging magnetic flux ropes in solar flares},
  author={James A. Stewart and P. K. Browning and Mykola Gordovskyy},
Oscillatory reconnection is a process that has been suggested to underlie several solar and stellar phenomena, and is likely to play an important role in transient events such as flares. Quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs) in flare emissions may be a manifestation of oscillatory reconnection, but the underlying mechanisms remain uncertain. In this paper, we present 2D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of two current-carrying magnetic flux ropes with an out-of-plane magnetic field undergoing… 

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