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A statistical model of magnetic islands in a current layer
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10.1063/1.3286437
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FIG. 1.

The results of a PIC simulation of island merger, showing the magnetic field lines at (a) , (b) , (c) , and (d) , where is the ion cyclotron frequency. The smaller island initially has 75% of the flux and 25% of the area of the larger island.

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FIG. 2.

The steady-state distribution function for (a) , (b) , (c) , and (d) . The contours are logarithmic.

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FIG. 3.

(a) The steady-state distribution function in , given by as defined in Eq. (12) for various . (b) The average magnetic field strength as a function of island radius for various .

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Scitation: A statistical model of magnetic islands in a current layer
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/17/1/10.1063/1.3286437
10.1063/1.3286437
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