Three-dimensional Spontaneous Magnetic Reconnection

@article{Beresnyak2016ThreedimensionalSM,
  title={Three-dimensional Spontaneous Magnetic Reconnection},
  author={Andrey Beresnyak},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={834},
  pages={47}
}
  • A. Beresnyak
  • Published 30 January 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Magnetic reconnection is best known from observations of the Sun where it causes solar flares. Observations estimate the reconnection rate as a small, but non-negligible fraction of the Alfven speed, so-called fast reconnection. Until recently, the prevailing pictures of reconnection were either of resistivity or plasma microscopic effects, which was contradictory to the observed rates. Alternative pictures were either of reconnection due to the stochasticity of magnetic field lines in… 

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