Reconnection of magnetic fields : magnetohydrodynamics and collisionless theory and observations /

The reconnection of magnetic fields is one of the most fascinating processes in plasma physics, responsible for phenomena such as solar flares and magnetospheric substorms. The concept of reconnection has developed through recent advances in exploring the magnetospheres of the Sun and Earth through...

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Other Authors: Birn, J. (Editor), Priest, E. R. 1943- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1. The sun / E.R. Priest
  • 1.2. Earth's magnetosphere / J. Birn
  • 2. Basic theory of MHD reconnection
  • 2.1. Classical theory of two-dimensional reconnection / T.G. Forbes
  • 2.2. Fundamental concepts / G. Hornig
  • 2.3. Three-dimensional reconnection in the absence of magnetic null points / G. Hornig
  • 2.4. Three-dimensional reconnection at magnetic null points / D.I. Pontin
  • 2.5. Three-dimensional flux tube reconnection / M.G. Linton
  • 3. Basic theory of collisionless reconnection
  • 3.1. Fundamentals of collisionless reconnection / J.F. Drake and M.A. Shay
  • 3.2. Diffusion region physics / M. Hesse
  • 3.3. Onset of magnetic reconnection / P.L. Pritchett.