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Magnetic reconnection and relaxation phenomena in Spherical Tokamak
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2001
Received: 14 June 2000
Accepted: 28 February 2001
Published: 26 June 2014
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.