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Magnetic reconnection and relaxation phenomena in Spherical Tokamak


Reconnection is a transient process in essence, and causality is a key point in dealing with reconnection. The driven concept came from this viewpoint. Computer simulation is a powerful tool to understand the overall processes in a self-consistent manner. One example of global scale nonlinear processes observed in laboratory plasmas, where the driven magnetic reconnection plays important roles, is described.


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Hayashi, T., Mizuguchi, N. & Sato, T. Magnetic reconnection and relaxation phenomena in Spherical Tokamak. Earth Planet Sp 53, 561–564 (2001).

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  • Heat Energy
  • Magnetic Reconnection
  • Plasma Pressure
  • Relaxation Phenomenon
  • Laboratory Plasma