Four-Field Description of Fast Nonlinear Reconnection of m = 1, n = 1 Modes

E. Lazzaro, M. Ferrero, L. Gianoli, L. Valdettaro

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The full nonlinear evolution of a four-field plasma model with vanishing resistivity reveals that the eventual nonlinear saturation regime is markedly different from extrapolations suggested by investigations of the early nonlinear stage, and that topological transitions akin to filamentation in pressure and current density occur, driven by the nonlinear evolution of the fluid motion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624 - 627
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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