Magnetic reconnection

Karl Schindler, Gunnar Hornig

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    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 ...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of astronomy and astrophysics
    EditorsPaul Murdin
    Place of PublicationBristol ; London
    PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0333750888
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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