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Abstract

It is shown that Petschek's model of fast magnetic reconnection is not valid in the limit of small resistivity owing to the properties of the diffusion region. Instead, the configuration resembles Syrovatsky's current sheet model.

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Authors: BISKAMP D MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: PHYSICS LETTERS, VOL. 105A (1984), NO. 3, PP. 124-128
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