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Magnetic Reconnection

Null point

Nature Physics volume 2, pages 445446 (2006) | Download Citation

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The reordering of field lines during magnetic reconnection plays an important part in many astrophysical and terrestrial plasma phenomena. Satellite measurements of a so-called null point during magnetic reconnection should help refine theoretical models of this process.

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  1. John M. Finn is in the Theoretical Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA. finn@lanl.gov

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