Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Edward W. Hones
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875900582
Online ISBN: 9781118664223
Book Series: Geophysical Monograph Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 30.
This monograph reviews the basic concepts of the magnetic reconnection phenomenon. It describes the observational and theoretical evidence for the occurrence of reconnection in space plasmas, and it discusses the roles of reconnection in laboratory plasmas where the reconnection process offers practical benefits in some magnetic fusion experiments. The book is based on a Chapman Conference on Magnetic Reconnection and contains most of the papers presented at the conference as well as much of the discussion of them. The conference was held at the Los Alamos National Laboratory October 3-7, 1983 and was attended by 130 scientists, citizens of more than a dozen countries.