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Models of Reconnecting Current Layers

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

Abstract

Reconnection in cosmic plasma serves as a highly efficient engine to convert magnetic energy into thermal and kinetic energies of plasma flows and accelerated particles. Stationary models of the reconnection in current layers are considered in this Chapter. Properties of a stationary current layer strongly depends on a state of plasma turbulence inside it.

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