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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.

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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

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Keywords

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