Excitation and propagation of electromagnetic fluctuations with ion-cyclotron range of frequency in magnetic reconnection laboratory experiment

Michiaki Inomoto, Akihiro Kuwahata, Hiroshi Tanabe, Yasushi Ono

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Abstract

Large-amplitude electromagnetic fluctuations of ion-cyclotron-frequency range are detected in a laboratory experiment inside the diffusion region of a magnetic reconnection with a guide field. The fluctuations have properties similar to kinetic Alfvén waves propagating obliquely to the guide field. Temporary enhancement of the reconnection rate is observed during the occurrence of the fluctuations, suggesting a relationship between the modification in the local magnetic structure given by these fluctuations and the intermittent fast magnetic reconnection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061209
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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