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Plasmoid solutions of the Hahm--Kulsrud--Taylor equilibrium model

Dewar, R. L.; Bhattacharjee, A.; Kulsrud, R. M.; Wright, A. M.

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The Hahm--Kulsrud (HK) [T. S. Hahm and R. M. Kulsrud, Phys. Fluids {\bf 28}, 2412 (1985)] solutions for a magnetically sheared plasma slab driven by a resonant periodic boundary perturbation illustrate fully shielded (current sheet) and fully reconnected (magnetic island) responses. On the global scale, reconnection involves solving a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium problem. In systems with a continuous symmetry such MHD equilibria are typically found by solving the Grad--Shafranov...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38448
Source: Physics of Plasmas
DOI: 10.1063/1.4817276

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