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Achieving Fast Reconnection in Resistive Mhd Models Via Turbulent Means : Volume 19, Issue 2 (03/04/2012)

By Lapenta, G.

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Title: Achieving Fast Reconnection in Resistive Mhd Models Via Turbulent Means : Volume 19, Issue 2 (03/04/2012)  
Author: Lapenta, G.
Volume: Vol. 19, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Nonlinear, Processes
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Description: Centrum voor Plasma-Astrofysica, Departement Wiskunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium. Astrophysical fluids are generally turbulent and this preexisting turbulence must be taken into account for models of magnetic reconnection in astrophysical, solar or heliospheric environments. In addition, reconnection itself induces turbulence which provides an important feedback on the reconnection process. In this paper we discuss both the theoretical model and numerical evidence that magnetic reconnection becomes fast in the approximation of resistive MHD. We consider the relation between the Lazarian and Vishniac turbulent reconnection theory and Lapenta's numerical experiments testifying of the spontaneous onset of turbulent reconnection in systems which are initially laminar.

Achieving fast reconnection in resistive MHD models via turbulent means

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