Do Potential Fields Develop Current Sheets Under Simple Compression or Expansion?

Type Journal Article
Names Yi-Min Huang, A. Bhattacharjee, Ellen G. Zweibel
Publication The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Volume 699
Issue 2
Pages L144-L147
Date July 1, 2009
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009ApJ...699L.144H
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract The recent demonstration of current singularity formation by Low et al. assumes that potential fields will remain potential under simple expansion or compression. An explicit counterexample to their key assumption is constructed. Our findings suggest that their results may need to be reconsidered.
Tags MHD, SUN: MAGNETIC FIELDS, Sun: corona
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