Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space

@article{Burch2016ElectronscaleMO,
  title={Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space},
  author={James L Burch and Roy B Torbert and Thu D. Phan and L. Chen and T E Moore and Robert E Ergun and J P Eastwood and Daniel J. Gershman and Paul Adam Cassak and M. R. Argall and Siyuan Wang and Michael Hesse and C J Pollock and Barbara J Giles and Rumi Nakamura and Barry Mauk and Stephen Anthony Fuselier and Christopher T Russell and Robert J Strangeway and J. F. Drake and Michael A. Shay and Yu. V. Khotyaintsev and P. A. Lindqvist and G{\"o}ran T Marklund and F D Wilder and David T. Young and Klaus M. Torkar and Jerry Goldstein and John C. Dorelli and Levon A Avanov and Mitsuo Oka and Daniel N. Baker and Allison Jaynes and Katherine A. Goodrich and Isaac J. Cohen and Drew L Turner and Joseph F. Fennell and J. Bernard Blake and J. Roger Clemmons and Maurice Goldman and Dinorah Newman and S. M. Petrinec and Karlheinz J Trattner and B Lavraud and Patricia H. Reiff and Wolfgang Baumjohann and Werner Magnes and Manfred Steller and Warren Lewis and Y Saito and V. Coffey and Marissa Chandler},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={352}
}
Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental physical process in plasmas whereby stored magnetic energy is converted into heat and kinetic energy of charged particles. Reconnection occurs in many astrophysical plasma environments and in laboratory plasmas. Using measurements with very high time resolution, NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission has found direct evidence for electron demagnetization and acceleration at sites along the sunward boundary of Earth’s magnetosphere where the… CONTINUE READING
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