Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection With a Limited X‐Line Extent

  title={Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection With a Limited X‐Line Extent},
  author={Kai Huang and Yi‐Hsin Liu and Quanming Lu and Michael Hesse},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Contrary to all the 2‐D models, where the reconnection x‐line extent is infinitely long, we study magnetic reconnection in the opposite limit. An internal x‐line asymmetry along the current direction develops because of the transport of reconnected magnetic flux by electrons beneath the ion kinetic scale, resulting in a suppression region identified in Liu et al. (2019, In this letter, we incorporate the length scale of this suppression region ≃10di to… 
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