Magnetic Reconnection with Sweet-Parker Characteristics in Two-dimensional Laboratory Plasmas

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Magnetic reconnection has been experimentally studied in a well-controlled, two-dimensional laboratory magnetohydrodynamic plasma. The observations are found to be both qualitatively and quantitatively consistent with a generalized Sweet-Parker model which incorporates compressibility, downstream pressure, and the effective resistivity. The latter is significantly enhanced over its classical values in the collisionless limit. This generalized Sweet-Parker model also applies to the case in which an unidirectional, sizable third magnetic component is present.

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Carter, T.; Hsu, S.; Ji, H.; Kulsrud, R.; Yamada, M. & al, et January 1, 1999.

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Magnetic reconnection has been experimentally studied in a well-controlled, two-dimensional laboratory magnetohydrodynamic plasma. The observations are found to be both qualitatively and quantitatively consistent with a generalized Sweet-Parker model which incorporates compressibility, downstream pressure, and the effective resistivity. The latter is significantly enhanced over its classical values in the collisionless limit. This generalized Sweet-Parker model also applies to the case in which an unidirectional, sizable third magnetic component is present.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3336
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  • DOI: 10.2172/3001 | External Link
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Carter, T.; Hsu, S.; Ji, H.; Kulsrud, R.; Yamada, M. & al, et. Magnetic Reconnection with Sweet-Parker Characteristics in Two-dimensional Laboratory Plasmas, report, January 1, 1999; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681346/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.