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  • Open Access

Magnetic reconnection and relaxation phenomena in Spherical Tokamak

Earth, Planets and Space201453:BF03353270

  • Received: 14 June 2000
  • Accepted: 28 February 2001
  • Published:


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.


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