DO potential fields develop current sheets under simple compression or expansion?

Yi Min Huang, A. Bhattacharjee, Ellen G. Zweibel

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Abstract

The recent demonstration of current singularity formation by Low etal. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L144-L147
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume699
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • MHD
  • Sun: corona
  • Sun: magnetic fields

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