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Spatially periodic, force-free magnetic fields with resistive decay


Author: Rudolf X. Meyer
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 40 (1983), 377-384
MSC: Primary 78A25; Secondary 78A55, 85A20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/693873
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Abstract: Force-free magnetic fields, i.e. fields that are either parallel or antiparallel to the electric current, occur in the solar chromosphere and also have been used in certain magnetic confinement schemes in controlled thermonuclear fusion research. In this paper, we derive a general expression for force-free fields that decay resistively and are spatially periodic.


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