Skip to main content

Volume 53 Supplement 6

Special Issue: Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Chaotic reconnection due to fast mixing of vortex-current filaments

Abstract

We propose a new reconnection mechanism “chaotic reconnection”. A basic mechanism of the chaotic reconnection is examined by means of numerical simulations of collision between two vortex-current filaments. The term “reconnection” means a reconnection of the filaments. We conclude that thle chaotic process works to enhance the reconnection rate of the filaments. We shall propose a similar chaotic process as a candidate for the mechanism of the fast magnetic reconnection.

References

  • Biskamp, D., Collisional and collisionless magnetic reconnection, Phys. Plasmas, 4, 1964–0000, 1997.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Horiuchi, R. and T. Sato, Collisionless magnetic reconnection in the presence of an external driving flow, J. Plasma Phys., 61, 415–000, 1999.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Shibata, K., New observational facts about solar flares from Yohkoh studies, Adv. Space Res., 17, 9–00, 1996.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Yatsuyanagi, Y., T. Hatori, and T. Kato, The equation of motion of vortex-current filaments, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 65, 745–000, 1996.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Yatsuyanagi, Y., T. Hatori, and T. Kato, Numerical simulations of the vortex-current filaments, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 67, 166–000, 1998.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Yatsuyanagi, Y., T. Hatori, and T. Kato, Fast mixing mechanism of two vortex-current filaments, J. Plasma Phys., 62, 493–000, 1999.

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Yuichi Yatsuyanagi.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Yatsuyanagi, Y., Hatori, T. & Kato, T. Chaotic reconnection due to fast mixing of vortex-current filaments. Earth Planet Sp 53, 615–618 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03353280

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03353280

Keywords

  • Lyapunov Exponent
  • Magnetic Reconnection
  • Dissipation Process
  • Diffusion Region
  • Reconnection Rate