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Title: Measurement of the Transverse Spitzer Resistivity during Collisional Magnetic Reconnection

Abstract

Measurement of the transverse resistivity was carried out in a reconnecting current sheet where the mean free path for the Coulomb collision is smaller than the thickness of the sheet. In a collisional neutral sheet without a guide field, the transverse resistivity is directly related to the reconnection rate. A remarkable agreement is found between the measured resistivity and the classical value derived by L. Spitzer. In his calculation the transverse resistivity for the electrons is higher than the parallel resistivity by a factor of 1.96. The measured values have verified this theory to within 30% errors.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
809842
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3750
TRN: US0302627
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Sep 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DATA; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; MEAN FREE PATH; THICKNESS; COLLISIONS; RECONNECTION; TRANSPORT COEFFICIENTS

Citation Formats

Trintchouk, F., Yamada, M., Ji, H., Kulsrud, R.M., and Carter, T.A. Measurement of the Transverse Spitzer Resistivity during Collisional Magnetic Reconnection. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/809842.
Trintchouk, F., Yamada, M., Ji, H., Kulsrud, R.M., & Carter, T.A. Measurement of the Transverse Spitzer Resistivity during Collisional Magnetic Reconnection. United States. doi:10.2172/809842.
Trintchouk, F., Yamada, M., Ji, H., Kulsrud, R.M., and Carter, T.A. Mon . "Measurement of the Transverse Spitzer Resistivity during Collisional Magnetic Reconnection". United States. doi:10.2172/809842. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/809842.
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title = {Measurement of the Transverse Spitzer Resistivity during Collisional Magnetic Reconnection},
author = {Trintchouk, F. and Yamada, M. and Ji, H. and Kulsrud, R.M. and Carter, T.A.},
abstractNote = {Measurement of the transverse resistivity was carried out in a reconnecting current sheet where the mean free path for the Coulomb collision is smaller than the thickness of the sheet. In a collisional neutral sheet without a guide field, the transverse resistivity is directly related to the reconnection rate. A remarkable agreement is found between the measured resistivity and the classical value derived by L. Spitzer. In his calculation the transverse resistivity for the electrons is higher than the parallel resistivity by a factor of 1.96. The measured values have verified this theory to within 30% errors.},
doi = {10.2172/809842},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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