Magnetic Field Reconnection

  1. Edward W. Hones Jr.
  1. W. I. Axford

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM030p0001

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Axford, W. I. (2013) Magnetic Field Reconnection, in Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (ed E. W. Hones), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM030p0001

Author Information

  1. Victoria University of Wellington, Private Bag, Wellington, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900582

Online ISBN: 9781118664223

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Keywords:

  • ‘Frozen Field’ theorem;
  • Kelvin-Helmholtz theorem;
  • Magnetic field configuration;
  • Magnetic field reconnection;
  • Solar flare theory

Summary

  • Introduction

  • The Kelvin-Helmholtz Theorem

  • The ‘Frozen Field' Theorem

  • The Kelvin-Helmholtz Theorem in a Collisionless Plasma

  • Solutionsto ProblemsI nvolvingR econnection

  • ConfigurationaIln stability