Title: Dusty plasmas in Colonial Williamsburg
Authors: Amatucci, William E ×
Scales, Wayne
Thomas, Edward
Lapenta, Giovanni #
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Title: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science vol:35 issue:2 pages:253-254
Abstract: A 2.5-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics simulation analysis of the energy release for three different reconnection dynamics is presented. The system under investigation consists in a current-sheet located in a medium with a strong density variation along the current layer: such system is modeled as it were located in the high chromosphere/low solar corona as in the case of pre- flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) configurations or in the aftermath of such explosive phenomena. By triggering different magnetic-reconnection dynamics, that is from a laminar slow evolution to a spontaneous non-steady turbulent reconnection [1, 2, 3], we observe a rather different efficiency and temporal behavior with regard to the energy fluxes associated with each of these reconnection-driven evolutions. These discrepancies are fundamental key-properties to create realistic models of the triggering mechanisms and initial evolution of all those phenomena requiring fast (and high power) magnetic reconnection events within the solar environment.
ISSN: 0093-3813
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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