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Three-dimensional evolution of the fast reconnection mechanism in a sheared current sheet
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10.1063/1.3369886
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

(upper) Magnetic field configuration in the plane at time , where the isosurface of plasma pressure is shown, inside which ; (middle) velocity vectors in the plane and the isosurface of projected onto the plane; and (lower) velocity vectors in the plane.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Profiles of , , and along the axis at for the case of .

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Temporal variations in at the origin for different values of .

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Temporal variations in measured at for different values of .

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Profiles of , , , and along the axis at for the case of .

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

(upper) Magnetic field lines passing through the axis and those passing through the axis at for the case of ; and (lower) magnetic field lines projected onto the plane and plasma flow vectors in the plane.

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

Profiles of along the axis at different times for the cases of , −0.4, and −0.6.

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

-directional profiles of , , , and at for the cases of , −0.2, −0.4, and −0.6.

Image of FIG. 9.
FIG. 9.

Profiles of along the axis at different times for the cases of , −0.2, −0.4, and −0.6.

Image of FIG. 10.
FIG. 10.

Profiles of along the axis at different times for the cases of and −0.4.

Image of FIG. 11.
FIG. 11.

(upper) Magnetic field lines passing through the axis and the reconnected field lines passing through the axis at for the case of ; and (lower) the contour lines of in the plane, where indicates the minimum value of −0.82.

Image of FIG. 12.
FIG. 12.

Plasma flow vectors in the and planes at for the case of .

Image of FIG. 13.
FIG. 13.

Plasma flow vectors and contour lines of plasma pressure at for the case of ; (upper) in the plane with the maximum value of indicated by ; and (lower) in the plane with the maximum value of indicated by .

Image of FIG. 14.
FIG. 14.

Magnetic field lines passing through the axis and the reconnected field lines passing through the axis, and the isosurface of plasma pressure at for the case of .

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Scitation: Three-dimensional evolution of the fast reconnection mechanism in a sheared current sheet
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