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Title: Final Report for the project “The Electron Diffusion Region in 3D Spontaneous Magnetic Reconnection”

The DOE award, Grant ER55099, supported in part three graduate students (now Drs. A. Le, O. Ohia and A Vrublenski) and material expenses. The grant enabled these students to operate a basic plasma physics experiment on magnetic reconnection at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. The experimental investigations utilized the Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF) in various magnetic geometries. In addition, based in part on the experimental results, new theoretical models were developed for the reconnection process.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1235071
Report Number(s):
DOE-MIT--06544-1
DOE Contract Number:
SC0006544
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY