Current sheet formation near a hyperbolic magnetic neutral line in a variable-density plasma: An exact solution
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Phys. Lett. A
RECONNECTION; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; FIELD; EVOLUTION; VICINITY; POINT; FLOW; Physics, Multidisciplinary
Current-sheet formation near a hyperbolic magnetic neutral line in the MHD model is investigated. In this model, the magnetic field lines are swept by the plasma flow toward the X-point. Effects of density-variation of the plasma are included. An exact analytic solution is given. This solution exhibits a finite-time singularity that is peculiar to the variable-density plasma case and this finite-time singularity occurs when there is a plasma density build-up near the magnetic neutral line. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Physics Letters A
"Current sheet formation near a hyperbolic magnetic neutral line in a variable-density plasma: An exact solution" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7585.