Analytical solutions for reconnective magnetic annihilation

E. Tassi, V. S. Titov, G. Hornig

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Abstract

Exact solutions of the resistive magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations for a stationary and incompressible plasma are presented. These solutions describe a particular kind of magnetic reconnection known as magnetic reconnective annihilation. The two dimensional (2D) case in polar coordinates is described first. Subsequently two ansatzs for 3D solutions in cylindrical and cartesian coordinates are presented. The former consists of a generalization of the previously described form for 2D solutions in curvilinear coordinates. The latter is its analogous counterpart in cartesian coordinates and it allows to derive new 3D solutions for fan reconnection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe
Subtitle of host publicationNew Insights and New Challenges
EditorsRoberto Pozzoli, Daniela Farina, Giuseppe Bertin
PublisherAIP Publishing
Pages76-79
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735401764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2004
EventInternational Symposium on Plasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe: New Insights and New Challenges - Como, Italy
Duration: 16 Sep 200319 Sep 2003

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume703
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Plasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe: New Insights and New Challenges
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityComo
Period16/09/0319/09/03

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