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A model of magnetic field reconnection in tokamak sawteeth is presented. The impedance to reconnection is electron inertia rather than resistivity. This mechanism predicts a shorter reconnection time than the Kadomtsev model, as observed in large tokamaks.

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Authors: WESSON J A, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(90)27 EN (1990) 7 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199011479 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en