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Reconnection rate for the steady-state Petschek model

@article{Erkaev1999ReconnectionRF,
  title={Reconnection rate for the steady-state Petschek model},
  author={N. V. Erkaev and V. S. Semenov and Ferdinand Jamitzky},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
  year={1999}
}
Reconnection rate is found for the canonical simplest case of steadystate two-dimensional symmetric reconnection in an incompressible plasma by matching of outer Petschek solution and internal diffusion region solution. The reconnection rate obtained naturally incorporates both Sweet–Parker and Petschek regimes, the latter seems to be possible only for the case with strongly localized resistivity. 

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