Physical Review Letters
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The growth of magnetic islands is explored using the magnetohydrodynamic model in a simple slab system in which the value of the tearing mode stability parameter Δ′ can be varied continuously. Unless the system is close to marginal stability reconnection is controlled by Sweet-Parker current layers, whose formation is a consequence of the inherent singular structure of magnetic island equilibria.
Jemella BD, Shay MA, Drake JF, Rogers BN. Impact of frustrated singularities on magnetic island evolution. Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Sep 19;91(12):125002. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.125002. Epub 2003 Sep 17. PMID: 14525367.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Jemella, B. D.; Shay, M. A.; Drake, J. F.; and Rogers, B. N., "Impact of Frustrated Singularities on Magnetic Island Evolution" (2003). Dartmouth Scholarship. 2769.