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Spontaneous Onset of Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection on an Electron Scale

  • Authors: Dongkuan Liu, San Lu, Quanming Lu, Weixing Ding, and Shui Wang

2020 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 890 L15.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

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For Case 0 at the reconnection site ﹩x=22.8{d}_{i}﹩. The z profile of (a) the initial magnetic flux ﹩{\psi }_{0}={B}_{0}{\delta }_{0}\mathrm{ln}\left[\cosh \left(z/{\delta }_{0}\right)\right]﹩ and the z profiles of (b) perturbed magnetic flux ﹩{\psi }_{1}=\psi -{\psi }_{0}﹩, (c) out-of-plane ion current density jiy, and (d) out-of-plane electron current density jey at representative moments. The magnetic flux is in units of ﹩{B}_{0}{d}_{i}﹩, and the current densities are in units of ﹩{{en}}_{0}{V}_{{\rm{A}}}﹩.

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