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Electron-scale reconnection in three-dimensional shock turbulence

  title={Electron-scale reconnection in three-dimensional shock turbulence},
  author={Jonathan Ng and L.‐J. Chen and Naoki Bessho and Jason Shuster and Brandon Lee Burkholder and J. Yoo},
Magnetic reconnection has been observed in the transition region of quasi-parallel shocks. In this work, the particle-in-cell method is used to simulate three-dimensional reconnection in a quasi-parallel shock. The shock transition region is turbulent, leading to the formation of reconnecting current sheets with various orientations. Two reconnection sites with weak and strong guide fields are studied, and it is shown that reconnection is fast and transient. Reconnection sites are characterized… 

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