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Title: Structure of Longitudinal and Transverse Currents in Current Sheets

Abstract

The structure of magnetic fields and currents in current sheets formed in 2D and 3D magnetic configurations with an X line is analyzed using experimental data. It is found that, in addition to the main (longitudinal) current, transverse currents comparable in magnitude with the main current are also generated in current sheets. Relations between the longitudinal and transverse currents in current sheets formed in different magnetic configurations are obtained. The vectors of the total currents and their deviations from the direction of the main current in different regions of the sheet are determined. It is shown that the total magnetic fields and currents in current sheets have a 3D structure.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22763303
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Plasma Physics Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2018 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-780X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; SHEETS

Citation Formats

Frank, A. G., E-mail: annfrank@fpl.gpi.ru, and Satunin, S. N.. Structure of Longitudinal and Transverse Currents in Current Sheets. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063780X18020046.
Frank, A. G., E-mail: annfrank@fpl.gpi.ru, & Satunin, S. N.. Structure of Longitudinal and Transverse Currents in Current Sheets. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X18020046.
Frank, A. G., E-mail: annfrank@fpl.gpi.ru, and Satunin, S. N.. Thu . "Structure of Longitudinal and Transverse Currents in Current Sheets". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X18020046.
@article{osti_22763303,
title = {Structure of Longitudinal and Transverse Currents in Current Sheets},
author = {Frank, A. G., E-mail: annfrank@fpl.gpi.ru and Satunin, S. N.},
abstractNote = {The structure of magnetic fields and currents in current sheets formed in 2D and 3D magnetic configurations with an X line is analyzed using experimental data. It is found that, in addition to the main (longitudinal) current, transverse currents comparable in magnitude with the main current are also generated in current sheets. Relations between the longitudinal and transverse currents in current sheets formed in different magnetic configurations are obtained. The vectors of the total currents and their deviations from the direction of the main current in different regions of the sheet are determined. It is shown that the total magnetic fields and currents in current sheets have a 3D structure.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063780X18020046},
journal = {Plasma Physics Reports},
issn = {1063-780X},
number = 2,
volume = 44,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}