Gravitational electromotive force in magnetic reconnection around Schwarzschild black holes
Asenjo
F
A
author
Comisso
L
author
2019
English
We analytically explore the effects of the gravitational electromotive force on magnetic reconnection around Schwarzschild black holes through a generalized general-relativistic magnetohydrodynamic model that retains two-fluid effects. It is shown that the gravitational electromotive force can couple to collisionless two-fluid effects and drive magnetic reconnection. This is allowed by the departure from quasineutrality in curved spacetime, which is explicitly manifested as the emergence of an effective resistivity in Ohm's law. The departure from quasineutrality is owed to different gravitational pulls experienced by separate parts of the current layer. This produces an enhancement of the reconnecion rate due to purely gravitational effects.
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text
10.1103/PhysRevD.99.063017
Asenjo+Comisso2019
Physical Review D
Phys. Rev. D
2019
Amer Physical Soc
continuing
periodical
academic journal
99
6
7 pp
2470-0010