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Topological constraints in magnetic field relaxation
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm University, Sweden .
2014 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 544, no 1, 012006Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stability and reconnection of magnetic fields play a fundamental role in natural and manmade plasma. In these applications the field's topology determines the stability of the magnetic field. Here I will describe the importance of one topology quantifier, the magnetic helicity, which impedes any free decay of the magnetic energy. Further constraints come from the fixed point index which hinders the field to relax into the Taylor state.

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2014. Vol. 544, no 1, 012006
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Topological constraints
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167565DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/544/1/012006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84908298800OAI: diva2:816130
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Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-05-22 Last updated: 2015-06-02Bibliographically approved

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