Reconnection in a Strong Magnetic Field
When two oppositely directed magnetic fields are pressed together, the conductive plasma is squeezed out from between them, causing the field gradient to steepen until a reconnecting current layer (RCL) appears and becomes so thin that the resistive dissipation determines the magnetic reconnection rate. In this Chapter, the basic magnetohydrodynamic properties of such a process are considered in the approximation of a strong magnetic field.
KeywordsPlasma Density Magnetic Reconnection Zeroth Point Zeroth Line Current Layer
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