Probing the Progression, Properties, and Progenies of Magnetic Reconnection

Young Dae Yoon
Magnetic reconnection is a plasma phenomenon in which opposing magnetic fields annihilate and release their magnetic energy into other forms of energy. In this thesis, various aspects of collisionless magnetic reconnection are studied analytically and numerically, and an experimental diagnostic for magnetic fields in a plasma is described. The progression of magnetic reconnection is first illustrated through the formulation of a framework that revolves around canonical vorticity flux, which is ideally a conserved quantity. The...
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