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Title: Electron Heating During Reconnection, and the New TREX Experiment

In the first part of the document the author presents some observations, theory and simulations related to electron pressure anisotropy, E||, adiabatic model, collisions, double layers, and E perp energization. The relevant experimental setup is sketched, and some preliminary results are given. It is concluded that at low beta parallel adiabatic motion breaks down → double layers and electrons holes, and E|| pre-energizes and confines electrons, leading to further energization by E perp.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. University of Wisconsin–Madison
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1193619
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-25194
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Plasma Energization: Exchanges between Fluid and Kinetic Scales ; 2015-05-04 - 2015-05-06 ; Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Astronomy and Astrophysics