Magnetic topology
& reconnection

Aims:   Understanding how magnetic reconnection is working in three dimensional configurations.  This requires in particular:
                         - to study the magnetic topology of complex configurations (with magnetic null points or bald patches)
                         - to generalize the concept of separatrices to Quasi-Separatrix Layers
                         - to analyse how the electric currents are formed and how reconnection proceeds

Gibson, S.E., Fan, Y., Mandrini, C.H., Fisher, G., Démoulin, P.,
               Observational consequences of a magnetic flux rope
                  emerging into the corona
         2004, ApJ, 617, 600        PDF
Titov, V.S., Hornig, G., Démoulin P.,
               The theory of magnetic connectivity in the solar corona,
         2002, JGR, 107(A8), 1164   PDF
Titov, V.S., Démoulin P.,
               Basic topology of twisted magnetic configurations in  solar flares,
         1999, A&A 351, 707   PS gzip
Milano L.J., Dmitruk P., Mandrini C.H., Gómez D.,  Démoulin P.,
               Quasi-Separatrix Layers in a Reduced Magnetohydrodynamic  Model of a Coronal Loop,
         1999, ApJ 521, 889   PS gzip
Démoulin, P., Priest, E.R., Lonie, D.P.,
               3D Magnetic Reconnection Without Null Points
                          2.  Application to Twisted Flux Tubes,
         1996, JGR 101, A4, 7631
Priest, E.R., Démoulin, P.,
               3D Magnetic Reconnection Without Null Points
                          1.  Basic Theory of Magnetic Flipping,
         1995, JGR 100, A12, 23.443
Titov,S., Priest, E.R., Démoulin, P.,
              Conditions for the appearance of "bald patches" at the  solar surface,
         1993, A&A 276, 564
Démoulin, P., Hénoux, J.C., Mandrini, C.H.,
              Development of a topological model for solar flares.,
         1992, Solar Physics 139, 105