Current-sheet formation in incompressible electron magnetohydrodynamics

Victor P. Ruban

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    The nonlinear dynamics of axisymmetric, as well as helical, frozen-in vortex structures is investigated by the Hamiltonian method in the framework of ideal incompressible electron magnetohydrodynamics. For description of current-sheet formation from a smooth initial magnetic field, local and nonlocal nonlinear approximations are introduced and partially analyzed that are generalizations of the previously known exactly solvable local model neglecting electron inertia.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)047401
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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