# Reconnection in a weakly stochastic field

@article{Lazarian1999ReconnectionIA, title={Reconnection in a weakly stochastic field}, author={Alexander Lazarian and Ethan T. Vishniac}, journal={The Astrophysical Journal}, year={1999}, volume={517}, pages={700-718} }

We examine the effect of weak, small-scale magnetic field structure on the rate of reconnection in a strongly magnetized plasma. This affects the rate of reconnection by reducing the transverse scale for reconnection flows and by allowing many independent flux reconnection events to occur simultaneously. Allowing only for the first effect and using Goldreich & Sridhar's model of strong turbulence in a magnetized plasma with negligible intermittency, we find a lower limit for the reconnection…

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