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Paper: Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection in Coronal Mass Ejection Current Sheets
Volume: 456, The Fifth Hinode Science Meeting
Page: 199
Authors: Murphy, N. A.; Miralles, M. P.; Pope, C. L.; Raymond, J. C.; Reeves, K. K.; Seaton, D. B.; Webb, D. F.
Abstract: We present resistive MHD simulations of magnetic reconnection in the context of coronal mass ejection current sheets. We hypothesize that several commonly observed features of solar flares such as sub-Alfvénic downflows, candle flame shaped post-flare loops, and current sheet drifting are the result of asymmetry in the inflow and/or outflow directions during the reconnection process.
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