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Alfven resonances, forced magnetic reconnection and model of solar flares

Uberoi, C (2003) Alfven resonances, forced magnetic reconnection and model of solar flares. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45 . pp. 949-955.

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This paper briefly reviews the surface-wave-induced-magnetic reconnection (SWIMR) model based on the Alfven resonance theory near the neutral point. Extending this model to magnetosonic waves it is seen that it not only has features of formation of current sheets and plasmoids as in the incompressible case but in addition energy considerations show the triggering of solar flares by the catastrophic loss of equilibrium. The similarity of SWIMR model to the emerging flux and plasmoid induced magnetic reconnection model for solar flares is discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11001

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