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Revealing the sub-structures of the magnetic reconnection separatrix via particle-in-cell simulation
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10.1063/1.4739283
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Out-of-plane magnetic field By (a), electron density ne (b), and electric field Ez (c) superposed on the in-plane magnetic field lines at tωci = 34. The vertical dashed lines in each panel mark the positions of x = 18.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

(a) Electric field Ez in the ion (black) and electron (red) rest frame along the line given by x = 18, (b) magnetic field By along the line given by x = 18.

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

(a) Different terms in the GOL along the line given by x = 18. Colors representing different terms are listed beside. Magenta trace represents the sum of the former four terms on the right hand side of Eq. (2), and (b) electron density along the line given by x = 18.

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

(a) x component of the ion (black) and electron (red) flow along the line given by x = 18, (b) ion (black) and electron (red) density along the line given by x = 18, (c) x component of the total current, and (d) magnetic field By along the line given by x = 18.

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Simulation results with a moderate guide field Bg = 0.5B0. (a) electric field Ez in the ion (black) and electron (red) rest frame along the line given by x = 14 and (b) magnetic field By along the line given by x = 14. Guide field Bg has been subtracted from the By.

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

Simulation results with a moderate guide field Bg = 0.5B0. (a) Different terms in the GOL and (b) electron density ne along the line given by x = 14.

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Scitation: Revealing the sub-structures of the magnetic reconnection separatrix via particle-in-cell simulation
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/19/7/10.1063/1.4739283
10.1063/1.4739283
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