Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminars
Events on Monday, September 24th, 2018
- Reconnection in Realistic Astrophysical Settings: Turbulent Fluids and Partially Ionized Gas
- Time: 12:05 pm
- Place: 2241 Chamberlin hall
- Speaker: Alex Lazarian
- Abstract: I shall explain why turbulent reconnection is the most natural setting for the astrophysical reconnection. The turbulence can be pre-existing
or induced by the reconnection itself. I shall provide a comparison of the domains of the applicability of the turbulent and tearing reconnection.
Finally, I shall discuss how partial ionization modifies the turbulent reconnection and consider the consequences of the reconnection in partially
ionized astrophysical environments.