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Identification of the Electron Diffusion Region during Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma.


DE2009958416

Publication Date 2008
Personal Author Ji, H.; Ren, Y.; Yamada, M.; Kulsrud, R.; Gerhardt, S. P.
Page Count 14
Abstract We report the first identification of the electron diffusion region, where demagnetized electrons are accelerated to super-Alfvenic speed, in a reconnecting laboratory plasma. The electron diffusion region is determined from measurements of the out-of-plane quadrupole magnetic field in the neutral sheet in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment.
Keywords
  • Magnetic fields
  • Electron diffusion
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • Plasmas(Physics)
  • Diffusion
  • Quadrupoles
  • Velocity
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors Princeton Univ., NJ. Plasma Physics Lab.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201006
Identification of the Electron Diffusion Region during Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma.
Identification of the Electron Diffusion Region during Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma.
DE2009958416

  • Magnetic fields
  • Electron diffusion
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • Plasmas(Physics)
  • Diffusion
  • Quadrupoles
  • Velocity
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
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