Low frequency magnetic fluctuations during magnetic reconnection in laboratory experiment

Akihiro Kuwahata, Hiroshi Tanabe, Shingo Ito, Michiaki Inomato, Yasushi Ono

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Abstract

Large amplitude magnetic fluctuation with ion cyclotron range frequency was observed inside the current sheet region during magnetic reconnection in the plasma merging experiment for the first time. The fluctuation exhibited parallel phase velocity close to the drift velocity in the current sheet and parallel wavelength comparable with the ion gyroradius, suggesting that the reconnection rate enhancement is influenced by the drift kink instability of the current sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1201127
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Volume6
Issue number2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anomalous resistivity
  • Drift kink instability
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • Plasma merging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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