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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 Eperp 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 Eperp.
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 Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS Astronomy and Astrophysics