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Title: On Lorentz invariants in relativistic magnetic reconnection

Abstract

Lorentz invariants whose nonrelativistic correspondences play important roles in magnetic reconnection are discussed in this paper. Particularly, the relativistic invariant of the magnetic reconnection rate is defined and investigated in a covariant two-fluid model. Certain Lorentz covariant representations for energy conversion and magnetic structures in reconnection processes are also investigated. Furthermore, relativistic measures for topological features of reconnection sites, particularly magnetic nulls and separatrices, are analyzed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. State Key Lab of Nuclear Physics and Technology and School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
  2. Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22599897
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ENERGY CONVERSION; FLUIDS; LORENTZ INVARIANCE; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; TOPOLOGY

Citation Formats

Yang, Shu-Di, and Wang, Xiao-Gang, E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn. On Lorentz invariants in relativistic magnetic reconnection. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4961431.
Yang, Shu-Di, & Wang, Xiao-Gang, E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn. On Lorentz invariants in relativistic magnetic reconnection. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961431.
Yang, Shu-Di, and Wang, Xiao-Gang, E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn. 2016. "On Lorentz invariants in relativistic magnetic reconnection". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961431.
@article{osti_22599897,
title = {On Lorentz invariants in relativistic magnetic reconnection},
author = {Yang, Shu-Di and Wang, Xiao-Gang, E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn},
abstractNote = {Lorentz invariants whose nonrelativistic correspondences play important roles in magnetic reconnection are discussed in this paper. Particularly, the relativistic invariant of the magnetic reconnection rate is defined and investigated in a covariant two-fluid model. Certain Lorentz covariant representations for energy conversion and magnetic structures in reconnection processes are also investigated. Furthermore, relativistic measures for topological features of reconnection sites, particularly magnetic nulls and separatrices, are analyzed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4961431},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 8,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8
}