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A review of the 0.1 reconnection rate problem

  • P. A. Cassak (a1), Y.-H. Liu (a2) and M. A. Shay (a3)


A long-standing problem in magnetic reconnection is to explain why it tends to proceed at or below a normalized rate of 0.1. This article gives a review of observational and numerical evidence for this rate and discusses recent theoretical work addressing this problem. Some remaining open questions are summarized.

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