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Title: Weibel instability and structures of magnetic island in anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection

Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) particle-in-cell simulations are performed to investigate the structures of the out-of-plane magnetic field in magnetic island, which is produced during anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection. Regular structures with alternate positive and negative values of the out-of-plane magnetic field along the x direction are formed in magnetic island. The generation mechanism of such structures is also proposed in this paper, which is due to the Weibel instability excited by the temperature anisotropy in magnetic island.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. CAS Key Laboratory of Basic Plasma Physics, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)
  4. Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)
  5. (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22046866
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2011 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; ANISOTROPY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ION TEMPERATURE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC ISLANDS; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA SIMULATION; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Lu San, State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, Lu Quanming, Wang Shui, Shao Xi, Yoon, Peter H., and School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, 446-701. Weibel instability and structures of magnetic island in anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3605029.
Lu San, State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, Lu Quanming, Wang Shui, Shao Xi, Yoon, Peter H., & School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, 446-701. Weibel instability and structures of magnetic island in anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3605029.
Lu San, State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, Lu Quanming, Wang Shui, Shao Xi, Yoon, Peter H., and School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, 446-701. Fri . "Weibel instability and structures of magnetic island in anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3605029.
@article{osti_22046866,
title = {Weibel instability and structures of magnetic island in anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection},
author = {Lu San and State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 and Lu Quanming and Wang Shui and Shao Xi and Yoon, Peter H. and School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, 446-701},
abstractNote = {Two-dimensional (2D) particle-in-cell simulations are performed to investigate the structures of the out-of-plane magnetic field in magnetic island, which is produced during anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection. Regular structures with alternate positive and negative values of the out-of-plane magnetic field along the x direction are formed in magnetic island. The generation mechanism of such structures is also proposed in this paper, which is due to the Weibel instability excited by the temperature anisotropy in magnetic island.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3605029},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 7,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}