Transition from ion-coupled to electron-only reconnection: Basic physics and implications for plasma turbulence.

@inproceedings{Pyakurel2019TransitionFI,
  title={Transition from ion-coupled to electron-only reconnection: Basic physics and implications for plasma turbulence.},
  author={Pratistha Pyakurel and M A Shay and T D Phan and William H. Matthaeus and James F. Drake and J. M. TenBarge and Colby C. Haggerty and K. Klein and Paul A. Cassak and Tulasi Nandan Parashar and Marc Swisdak and Alexandros Chasapis},
  year={2019}
}
  • Pratistha Pyakurel, M A Shay, +9 authors Alexandros Chasapis
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • Using kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations, we simulate reconnection conditions appropriate for the magnetosheath and solar wind, i.e., plasma beta (ratio of gas pressure to magnetic pressure) greater than 1 and low magnetic shear (strong guide field). Changing the simulation domain size, we find that the ion response varies greatly. For reconnecting regions with scales comparable to the ion Larmor radius, the ions do not respond to the reconnection dynamics leading to ''electron-only… CONTINUE READING

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