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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Lazzaro, E., Ferrero, M., Gianoli, L., & Valdettaro, L. (2000). Four-Field Description of Fast Nonlinear Reconnection of m = 1, n = 1 Modes. Physica Scripta, 61(5), 624 - 627. https://doi.org/10.1238/Physica.Regular.061a00624