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Title: Measurement of Current Fluctuations and Charge Transport During Reconnection

Abstract

The current and magnetic field fluctuations associated with reconnection have been measured in the reversed field pinch plasma configuration. The reconnection current layer is radially broad, comparable to a magnetic island width. The layer width may arise from current transport across the island, and is inconsistent with the widths predicted by resistive MHD, electron pressure or electron inertial effects. The charge flux associated with reconnection is small; i.e., ambipolarity is maintained.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
783554
Report Number(s):
DOE/53291-328
TRN: US0108342
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-96ER54345
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Physics of Plasmas; PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHARGE TRANSPORT; ELECTRONS; FLUCTUATIONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC ISLANDS; PLASMA WAVES; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; REVERSE-FIELD PINCH

Citation Formats

Crocker, N.A., Fiksel, G., Prager, S.C., and Sarff, J.S. Measurement of Current Fluctuations and Charge Transport During Reconnection. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Crocker, N.A., Fiksel, G., Prager, S.C., & Sarff, J.S. Measurement of Current Fluctuations and Charge Transport During Reconnection. United States.
Crocker, N.A., Fiksel, G., Prager, S.C., and Sarff, J.S. Thu . "Measurement of Current Fluctuations and Charge Transport During Reconnection". United States.
@article{osti_783554,
title = {Measurement of Current Fluctuations and Charge Transport During Reconnection},
author = {Crocker, N.A. and Fiksel, G. and Prager, S.C. and Sarff, J.S.},
abstractNote = {The current and magnetic field fluctuations associated with reconnection have been measured in the reversed field pinch plasma configuration. The reconnection current layer is radially broad, comparable to a magnetic island width. The layer width may arise from current transport across the island, and is inconsistent with the widths predicted by resistive MHD, electron pressure or electron inertial effects. The charge flux associated with reconnection is small; i.e., ambipolarity is maintained.},
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journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}