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Title: Frontiers for Laboratory Research of Magnetic Reconnection

Magnetic reconnection occcurs throughout heliophysical and astrophysical plasmas as well as in laboratory fusion plasmas. Two broad categories of reconnection models exist: collisional MHD and collisionless kinetic. Eight major questions with respect to magnetic connection are set down, and past and future devices for studying them in the laboratory are described. Results of some computerized simulations are compared with experiments.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Princeton University
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1196163
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-25443
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:
LDRD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY Astronomy and Astrophysics