Ion acceleration and direct ion heating in three-component magnetic reconnection Metadata

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  • Main Title Ion acceleration and direct ion heating in three-component magnetic reconnection


  • Author: Ono, Y.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Yamada, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Akao, T.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: University of Texas at Austin. Institute for Fusion Studies.
    Place of Publication: Austin, Texas
    Additional Info: Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies


  • Creation: 1996-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Ion acceleration and direct ion heating in magnetic reconnection are experimentally observed during counterhelicity merging of two plasma toroids. Plasma ions are accelerated up to order of the Alfen speed through contraction of the reconnected field-lines with three-components. The large increase in ion thermal energy (from 10 eV up to 200 eV) is attributed to the direct conversion of the magnetic energy into the unmagnetized ion population. This observation is consistent with the magnetohydrodynamic and macro-particle simulations.
  • Physical Description: 15 p.


  • Keyword: Ions
  • Keyword: Acceleration
  • Keyword: Magnetic Reconnection
  • Keyword: Solar Flares
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion
  • Keyword: Plasma Simulation
  • Keyword: Toroidal Configuration
  • Keyword: Plasma Heating
  • Keyword: Earth Magnetosphere
  • Keyword: Alfven Waves
  • Keyword: Plasma
  • Keyword: Magnetohydrodynamics


  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96010194
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/54346--742
  • Report No.: IFSR--742
  • Grant Number: FG03-96ER54346
  • DOI: 10.2172/226405
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 226405
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670069


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96010194