|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of astronomy and astrophysics|
|Place of Publication||Bristol ; London|
|Publisher||IOP Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental dynamical process in highly conductive plasmas. It can be regarded as the process that removes the following difficulty. On typical dynamical time scales a sufficiently hot spatially extended PLASMA behaves approximately as an ideal fluid in the sense that resistive effects are ignorable. As a consequence, the magnetic field is `frozen' to the plasma motion ...
- Magnetic reconnection