Macroscale particle simulation of externally driven magnetic reconnection
Murakami, Sadayoshi; Sato, Tetsuya
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; PLASMA ACCELERATION; SHOCK WAVES; PLASMA HEATING; PLASMA; M CODES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; 700330; PLASMA KINETICS, TRANSPORT, AND IMPURITIES
Externally driven reconnection, assuming an anomalous particle collision model, is numerically studied by means of a 2.5D macroscale particle simulation code in which the field and particle motions are solved self-consistently. Explosive magnetic reconnection and energy conversion are observed as a result of slow shock formation. Electron and ion distribution functions exhibit large bulk acceleration and heating of the plasma. Simulation runs with different collision parameters suggest that the development of reconnection, particle acceleration and heating do not significantly depend on the parameters of the collision model. (author).
National Inst. for Fusion Science, Nagoya (Japan)
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Japan
1991-09-01
English
Technical Report
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1991
Medium: X; Size: 34 p.
ON: DE92768114
NIFS-107
Other: ON: DE92768114; TRN: JP9112192
JPN; SCA: 700330; PA: JPN-91:012192; SN: 92000659226
2008-02-12
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