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Title: Bifurcated Structure of the Electron Diffusion Region in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
OSTI Identifier:
1211998
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 110; Journal Issue: 26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007: PRLTAO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Liu, YH, Daughton, W, Karimabadi, H, Li, H, and Roytershteyn, V. Bifurcated Structure of the Electron Diffusion Region in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.265004.
Liu, YH, Daughton, W, Karimabadi, H, Li, H, & Roytershteyn, V. Bifurcated Structure of the Electron Diffusion Region in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.265004.
Liu, YH, Daughton, W, Karimabadi, H, Li, H, and Roytershteyn, V. Tue . "Bifurcated Structure of the Electron Diffusion Region in Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.265004.
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