Spontaneous Current-layer Fragmentation and Cascading Reconnection in Solar Flares. II. Relation to Observations

@article{Barta2011SpontaneousCF,
  title={Spontaneous Current-layer Fragmentation and Cascading Reconnection in Solar Flares. II. Relation to Observations},
  author={M. B'arta and J. Buchner and M. Karlický and P. Kotr{\vc}},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={730},
  pages={47}
}
  • M. B'arta, J. Buchner, +1 author P. Kotrč
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • In a paper by Barta et al., the authors addressed by means of high-resolution MHD simulations some open questions on the CSHKP scenario of solar flares. In particular, they focused on the problem of energy transfer from large to small scales in the decaying flare current sheet (CS). Their calculations suggest that magnetic flux ropes (plasmoids) are formed in a full range of scales by a cascade of tearing and coalescence processes. Consequently, the initially thick current layer becomes highly… CONTINUE READING
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