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(Color online). Normal magnetic-field component in the current sheet plane for three different times of the simulation. The panels show a self-organization of the reconnection process from a number of substructures to an elongated reconnection channel.
(Color online). Growth of the integrated perturbation (reconnected flux) in the current sheet plane and average reconnection electric field.
(Color online). Variation in the plane, of the magnetic guide-field component (top panel), and of the electron current density (bottom panel), for time .
(Color online). Electron pressure tensor component in the plane (top panel) and in the plane (bottom panel). The bottom panel shows a plot, along , of the electron current density and of at and , together with the electron Larmor orbit diameter (black double arrow). All panels are for .
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