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Title: New expression for collisionless magnetic reconnection rate

For 2D, symmetric, anti-parallel, collisionless magnetic reconnection, new expressions for the reconnection rate in the electron diffusion region are introduced. It is shown that these expressions can be derived in just a few simple steps from a physically intuitive starting point; the derivations are given in their entirety, and the validity of each step is confirmed. The predictions of these expressions are compared to the results of several long-duration, open-boundary particle-in-cell reconnection simulations to demonstrate excellent agreement.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. GPHI at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21228 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408336
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DIFFUSION; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; SYMMETRY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS