# Scalings pertaining to current sheet disruption mediated by the plasmoid instability

@article{Huang2019ScalingsPT, title={Scalings pertaining to current sheet disruption mediated by the plasmoid instability}, author={Yi-Min Huang and Luca Comisso and Amit Kumar Bhattacharjee}, journal={Physics of Plasmas}, year={2019} }

Analytic scaling relations are derived for a phenomenological model of the plasmoid instability in an evolving current sheet, including the effects of reconnection outflow. Two scenarios are considered, where the plasmoid instability can be triggered either by an injected initial perturbation or by the natural noise of the system (here referred to as the system noise). The two scenarios lead to different scaling relations because the initial noise decays when the linear growth of the plasmoid…

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