Taylor problem and onset of plasmoid instability in the Hall-magnetohydrodynamics

G. Vekstein, K. Kusano

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    A well-known Taylor problem in the theory of forced magnetic reconnection is investigated in the framework of the Hall-Magnetohydrodynamics. In the first part of the paper, we deal with the linear theory of the Hall-mediated forced reconnection. Then, in the second part, these results are used for demonstrating how the secondary tearing (plasmoid) instability can develop in the course of this process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number102116
    JournalPhysics of Plasmas
    Issue number10
    Early online date26 Sept 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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