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Scaling of Sweet–Parker reconnection with secondary islands
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10.1063/1.3274462
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FIG. 1.

Reconnection rate (dashed black line) and number of X-lines (thin red line) as a function of time for systems of increasing size. For , the solid (dashed) line shows . The vertical dashed lines show where a quasisteady state begins. The thick blue lines show (solid using , dashed using ). The horizontal dashed-dotted line shows the predicted , revealing good agreement.

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FIG. 2.

Current sheet thickness (dashed black line) at the main X-line as a function of time for the simulations in Fig. 1. The thick blue lines show (solid using , dashed using ) and the horizontal dashed-dotted line shows the predicted , revealing good agreement.

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FIG. 3.

(a) Reconnection rate and (b) thickness , averaged over the steady time and normalized to , as a function of Lundquist number . The dashed line is the classical Sweet–Parker prediction. Diamonds (squares) use .

Tables

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Table I.

Parameters for the simulations and time-averaged results .

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2009-12-09
2014-04-19
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Scitation: Scaling of Sweet–Parker reconnection with secondary islands
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/16/12/10.1063/1.3274462
10.1063/1.3274462
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