Progress in the theory of magnetic reconnection phenomena
Recent theoretical work on magnetic reconnection in hot plasma confinement devices is reviewed. The presentation highlights the common aspects of reconnection phenomena, and current research trends are emphasized. Progress in understanding the dynamics of slowly evolving modes of the tearing family, based on advanced analytic techniques and numerical simulation, as well as of faster modes that lead to internal disruptions, is reported.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, VoL. 46 (2004), p.B201-B212
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Record Number: 200518104 / Last updated on: 2005-04-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en