Animations of Reconnection Solutions
See the link below for animations of transient reconnective disturbances in the vicinity of a pair of 3D null points, connected by a separator, which lies in the fan plane of each null. The animations were created by Ian Craig and David Pontin.
Animations of dynamic reconnection in the presence of a magnetically connected null point pair.
The following animations were created by Ian Craig, Paul Watson, and Jacob
Heerikhuisen. Run1 and Run2 show the magical reconnection of magnetic field lines
in 2D periodic magnetic plasmas. The relaxation of a stressed X-point
configuration in the absence of resistivity to a Y-point is shown in
the third animation.
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Results from Run 2 (these results are more interesting
than those from Run 1)
Results from Run 1
X-point relaxing to Y-point
Numerical current sheet comparison with analytic