New insights into dissipation in the electron layer during magnetic reconnection

@article{Ji2008NewII,
  title={New insights into dissipation in the electron layer during magnetic reconnection},
  author={Hantao Ji and Y Ren and Masahiro Yamada and S. E. Dorfman and William S. Daughton and Stefan Gerhardt},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={35}
}
ELECTRON DISSIPATION IN RECONNECTION Detailed comparisons are reported between laboratory observations of electron scale dissipation layers near a reconnecting X-line and direct two-dimensional full-particle simulations. Many experimental features of the electron layers, such as insensitivity to the ion mass, are reproduced by the simulations; the layer thickness, however, is about 3 - 5 times larger than the predictions. Consequently, the leading candidate 2D mechanism based on collisionless… Expand

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