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Parametric decay of a magnetic island structure

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters A
0375-9601
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
111
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0375-9601(85)90439-6

Abstract

Abstract It is shown that a spatially periodic magnetic island structure can decay into a tearing mode and long-wavelength magnetohydrodynamic fluctuations. The tearing mode has a linger wavelength than that of the island structure, and the growth rate is proportional to ϵ 3 4 , where ε is the ratio of the reconnection magnetic flux to the shear field flux in the original structure.

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