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Title: On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection

Abstract

We revisit the transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection with a focus on the property of their singularities. As the driven frequency tends to zero, the logarithmic singularity of Alfvén resonance shifts to the power-law singularity of forced reconnection, due to merging of the two resonance layers. The transition criterion depends on either kinetic effects or dissipations that resolve the singularity. As an example, a small but finite resistivity η is introduced to investigate the transition process. The transition threshold is then obtained as the driven frequency reaches a level of ∼O((η/k){sup 1/3})

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. MOE Key Lab of Materials Modification by Beams and School of Physics and Optoelectrical Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)
  2. Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304507
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LAYERS; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; RESONANCE; SINGULARITY

Citation Formats

Luan, Q., and Wang, X., E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn. On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4887315.
Luan, Q., & Wang, X., E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn. On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4887315.
Luan, Q., and Wang, X., E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn. Tue . "On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4887315.
@article{osti_22304507,
title = {On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection},
author = {Luan, Q. and Wang, X., E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn},
abstractNote = {We revisit the transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection with a focus on the property of their singularities. As the driven frequency tends to zero, the logarithmic singularity of Alfvén resonance shifts to the power-law singularity of forced reconnection, due to merging of the two resonance layers. The transition criterion depends on either kinetic effects or dissipations that resolve the singularity. As an example, a small but finite resistivity η is introduced to investigate the transition process. The transition threshold is then obtained as the driven frequency reaches a level of ∼O((η/k){sup 1/3})},
doi = {10.1063/1.4887315},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 7,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}