Magnetic Reconnection Research Plan

1. Study comprehensively 2-fluid MHD effects thorough the generalized Ohmís law in the reconnection region and determine the role of turbulence in reconnection process.

2. Find key relationships between the local physics of the reconnection layer and the dynamics of global plasma reconnection phenomena.

3. Identify key 3-D effects on reconnection, whether intrinsic or due to boundary conditions.

4. Evaluate the role of magnetic reconnection in dynamos, ion heating, and, more generally, in other magnetic self-organization phenomena.





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