Exact solutions for magnetic annihilation in curvilinear geometry

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

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    New exact solutions of the steady and incompressible 2D MHD equations in polar coordinates are presented. The solutions describe the process of reconnective magnetic annihilation in a curved current layer. They are particularly interesting for modeling magnetic reconnection in solar flares caused by the interaction of three photospheric magnetic sources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)313-317
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysics Letters A
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002


    • Exact solutions
    • MHD equations
    • Magnetic reconnection
    • Solar flares


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