Local Measurement of Non-Classical Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection

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Local ion temperature is measured directly in the well-characterized reconnection layer of a laboratory plasma. These measurements demonstrate definitively that ions are heated due to reconnection and that more than half of the reconnected field energy is converted to ion kinetic energy. Neither classical Ohmic dissipation nor thermalization of energetic flows is sufficient to account for the energy converted, suggesting the importance of non-classical dissipation mechanisms such as wave-particle interactions.

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Fiskel, G.; Ji, H.; Yamada, M.; Kulsrud, R.M.; Hsu, S.C. & Carter, T.A. November 1, 1999.

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Local ion temperature is measured directly in the well-characterized reconnection layer of a laboratory plasma. These measurements demonstrate definitively that ions are heated due to reconnection and that more than half of the reconnected field energy is converted to ion kinetic energy. Neither classical Ohmic dissipation nor thermalization of energetic flows is sufficient to account for the energy converted, suggesting the importance of non-classical dissipation mechanisms such as wave-particle interactions.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3389
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/14732 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 14732
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625398

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Fiskel, G.; Ji, H.; Yamada, M.; Kulsrud, R.M.; Hsu, S.C. & Carter, T.A. Local Measurement of Non-Classical Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection, report, November 1, 1999; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625398/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.