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Two- and three-dimensional magnetic reconnection observed in the Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis of magnetohydrodynamics equations.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
6 Pt 2
Pages
66315–66315
Identifiers
PMID: 19256953
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We study reconnection phenomena in magnetohydrodynamics on the basis of a magnetohydrodynamic version of the Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis. We find that the methods are useful in capturing time scales associated with magnetic reconnection both in two and three dimensions. Visualizations show that the determinants of the Jacobian determinants of the diffusive labels are small where active reconnection takes place. The resetting of the diffusive labels extracts a short time scale during reconnection.

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