A laboratory study of asymmetric magnetic reconnection in strongly driven plasmas.


Magnetic reconnection, the annihilation and rearrangement of magnetic fields in a plasma, is a universal phenomenon that frequently occurs when plasmas carrying oppositely directed field lines collide. In most natural circumstances, the collision is asymmetric (the two plasmas having different properties), but laboratory research to date has been limited to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7190

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