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Magnetic Reconnection

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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 341)

Abstract

Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental feature of astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, which takes place under definite but quit general conditions and creates a sudden release of magnetic energy, an original electrodynamical explosion or flare. Surprisingly, the simplest approximation — a single particle in given force fields — gives us clear approach to several facets of reconnection and particle acceleration.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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