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Instability of current sheets and formation of plasmoid chains
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10.1063/1.2783986
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FIG. 1.

(Color online) Schematic drawing of the current sheet with in- and outflows and a forming plasmoid chain.

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FIG. 2.

(Color online) The equilibrium magnetic field and the current density (normalized to and , respectively).

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FIG. 3.

The outer solution evaluated for at , corresponding to the maximum growth rate.

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FIG. 4.

(Color online) The growth rate calculated from Eq. (18) for two values of the aspect ratio, and .

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2007-10-29
2014-04-21
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Scitation: Instability of current sheets and formation of plasmoid chains
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/14/10/10.1063/1.2783986
10.1063/1.2783986
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