Plasmoid formation in current sheet with finite normal magnetic component.

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Abstract

  • Current sheet configurations in natural and laboratory plasmas are often accompanied by a finite normal magnetic component that is known to stabilize the two-dimensional resistive tearing instability in the high Lundquist number regime. Recent magnetohydrodynamic simulations indicate that the nonlinear development of ballooning instability is able to induce the formation of X lines and plasmoids in a generalized Harris sheet with a finite normal magnetic component in the high Lundquist number regime where the linear two-dimensional resistive tearing mode is stable.
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    Publication Date

  • June 7, 2013
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    Pubmed Id

  • 25167506
  • Start Page

  • 235005
  • Volume

  • 110
  • Issue

  • 23