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Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection regimes : a review. / Pontin, D. I.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 47, No. 9, 03.05.2011, p. 1508-1522.

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Pontin, DI 2011, 'Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection regimes: a review' Advances in Space Research, vol 47, no. 9, pp. 1508-1522., 10.1016/j.asr.2010.12.022

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Pontin, D. I. (2011). Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection regimes: a review. Advances in Space Research, 47(9), 1508-1522. 10.1016/j.asr.2010.12.022

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Pontin DI. Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection regimes: a review. Advances in Space Research. 2011 May 3;47(9):1508-1522. Available from: 10.1016/j.asr.2010.12.022

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Pontin, D. I. / Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection regimes : a review.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 47, No. 9, 03.05.2011, p. 1508-1522.

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

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title = "Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection regimes: a review",
keywords = "Magnetic fields, Magnetic reconnection, Magnetohydrodynamics, Quasi-separatrix layers, Parallel electric fields, Current sheet formation, Null points, Solar corona, 3 dimensions, Kinematic reconnection, Flux tubes, Kink instability, Aligned current",
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N2 - <p>The magnetic field in many astrophysical plasmas - such as the solar corona and Earth's magnetosphere - has been shown to have a highly complex, three-dimensional structure. Recent advances in theory and computational simulations have shown that reconnection in these fields also has a three-dimensional nature, in contrast to the widely used two-dimensional (or 2.5-dimensional) models. Here we discuss the underlying theory of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection. We also review a selection of new models that illustrate the current state of the art, as well as highlighting the complexity of energy release processes mediated by reconnection in complicated three-dimensional magnetic fields. (C) 2011 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.</p>

AB - <p>The magnetic field in many astrophysical plasmas - such as the solar corona and Earth's magnetosphere - has been shown to have a highly complex, three-dimensional structure. Recent advances in theory and computational simulations have shown that reconnection in these fields also has a three-dimensional nature, in contrast to the widely used two-dimensional (or 2.5-dimensional) models. Here we discuss the underlying theory of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection. We also review a selection of new models that illustrate the current state of the art, as well as highlighting the complexity of energy release processes mediated by reconnection in complicated three-dimensional magnetic fields. (C) 2011 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.</p>

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KW - Quasi-separatrix layers

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KW - 3 dimensions

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