The initial current density, with magnetic field lines (constant contours) overlaid.
The reconnection time for various and . The dashed line is the Sweet–Parker scaling.
Time sequence of the current density, overlaid with magnetic field lines, for the case , . The dashed line indicates the separatrix. The dots and crosses indicate O points and X points, respectively. Notice that the vertical axis is stretched for better visualization (enhanced online). [URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3420208.1]10.1063/1.3420208.1
The global configuration at a later time, . Shown on the right are close-ups of the reconnection layer.
Number of plasmoids in the linear and the nonlinear regime.
Scalings of the current sheet thickness and length with respect to the global Lundquist number . Also shown for reference are the predictions from the heuristic argument.
The scaling of the local peak current density. Also shown for reference is the prediction from the heuristic argument.
The PDF of local for different , from cases with .
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