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Author Ichimaru, S.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ TURBULENCE ♦ MAGNETIC RECONNECTION ♦ FLUCTUATIONS ♦ HELICITY ♦ HYDROMAGNETIC WAVES ♦ MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS ♦ SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
Abstract Rates of magnetic reconnection are investigated in terms of the spectral functions of magnetic-field turbulence and the density of magnetic helicity. It has been shown that Parker{close_quote}s scaling of the reconnection rates, sustained through observations in astrophysical and laboratory settings, is a consequence of transverse magnetic fluctuations generated by the influx of fields and plasmas into a reconnection cell, an idea corroborating that of {open_quote}{open_quote}forced{close_quote}{close_quote} reconnection. Three-dimensional and helicity-dependent effects in the reconnection processes are also analyzed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1


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