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Evidence for Plasma Heating at Thin Current Sheets in the Solar Wind

  • Authors: Zilu Zhou, Xiaojun Xu, Pingbing Zuo, Yi Wang, Qi Xu, Yudong Ye, Jing Wang, Ming Wang, Qing Chang, Xing Wang, and Lei Luo

2022 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 924 L22.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

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Superposed-epoch analysis of identified thin current sheets in fast wind (red lines) and slow wind (blue lines): (a) proton temperature in fast wind, (b) proton temperature in slow wind, (c) electron temperature in fast wind, (d) electron temperature in slow wind, (e) magnetic field intensity, (f) magnetic energy density, (g) magnetic field increment, and (h) Alfvén speed.

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