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Volume 53 Supplement 6

Special Issue: Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Fast compression of a current sheet during externally driven magnetic reconnection

Abstract

Magnetic reconnection of two toroidal plasmas with arbitrary q values revealed a dependence of sheet-current dissipation and ion heating on ion-gyromotion. Effective sheet-current resistivity was found to increase significantly, when an external force compressed the current sheet shorter than the ion-gyroradius, and both the reconnection speed and ion temperature increased with decreasing current sheet width and with increasing ion-gyroradius.

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Ono, Y., Inomoto, M., Ueda, Y. et al. Fast compression of a current sheet during externally driven magnetic reconnection. Earth Planet Sp 53, 521–526 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03353264

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Keywords

  • Current Sheet
  • Magnetic Reconnection
  • Reconnection Rate
  • Effective Resistivity
  • Fast Reconnection