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Title: The bimodal distribution structure of electron density brought about by the Hall effect in the electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection

Abstract

The Hall effect is suggested to be responsible for decoupling of electrons and ions in plasma during magnetic reconnection. It leads to redistribution of charged particles during magnetic reconnection. In this paper, charge distribution brought about by the Hall effect during magnetic reconnection is studied by using compressible Hall magnetohydrodynamics numerical simulation. Decoupling of electrons and ions in plasma can be clearly shown in this numerical simulation result. The bimodal structure of electron distribution in the electron diffusion region as well as its motion during magnetic reconnection have been found and discussed.

Authors:
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  1. Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20975121
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2741241; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHARGE DISTRIBUTION; DECOUPLING; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; HALL EFFECT; IONS; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Huang, F C, Sheng, Z M, and Ma, Z W. The bimodal distribution structure of electron density brought about by the Hall effect in the electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2741241.
Huang, F C, Sheng, Z M, & Ma, Z W. The bimodal distribution structure of electron density brought about by the Hall effect in the electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2741241.
Huang, F C, Sheng, Z M, and Ma, Z W. Fri . "The bimodal distribution structure of electron density brought about by the Hall effect in the electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2741241.
@article{osti_20975121,
title = {The bimodal distribution structure of electron density brought about by the Hall effect in the electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection},
author = {Huang, F C and Sheng, Z M and Ma, Z W},
abstractNote = {The Hall effect is suggested to be responsible for decoupling of electrons and ions in plasma during magnetic reconnection. It leads to redistribution of charged particles during magnetic reconnection. In this paper, charge distribution brought about by the Hall effect during magnetic reconnection is studied by using compressible Hall magnetohydrodynamics numerical simulation. Decoupling of electrons and ions in plasma can be clearly shown in this numerical simulation result. The bimodal structure of electron distribution in the electron diffusion region as well as its motion during magnetic reconnection have been found and discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2741241},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 6,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {6}
}