The scaling of collisionless , magnetic reconnection for large systems

@inproceedings{Shay2007TheSO,
  title={The scaling of collisionless , magnetic reconnection for large systems},
  author={Michael A. Shay and James F. Drake and Barrett N. Rogers and R. E. Denton},
  year={2007}
}
Hybrid simulations with electron inertia, along with analytic scaling arguments, are presented which demonstrate that magnetic reconnection remains Alfv6nic in a collisionless system even as the macroscopic scale length of the system becomes very large. This fast reconnection is facilitated by the whistler physics present near the x-line. The reconnection rate is found to be a universal constant corresponding to an inflow velocity towards the x-line of around 0.1 CA. 
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