Current sheet formation along three-dimensional magnetic separators

Longcope, D.W.; Cowley, S.C.
August 1996
Physics of Plasmas;Aug96, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p2885
Academic Journal
Reports on the development of a current sheet at an X point by a perfectly conducting two-dimensional magnetic field stressed externally. Formation of a closed ribbon of current along separators already existing in the field; Conditions for the occurrence of a current ribbon; Effects of the presence of an electric field parallel to the current.


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