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Reversible collisionless magnetic reconnection
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10.1063/1.4826201
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http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/20/10/10.1063/1.4826201
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Magnetic field lines projected on the reconnection plane. Time is reversed at . When time goes forward (back), time is denoted by ( ) in the following figures. The arrows in the frames at  = 1140 and show the direction of E × B flow.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Color-map of current density.

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Stream lines of E × B flow.

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Time evolution of E × B flow energy and magnetic energy for each Fourier mode . When time goes forward (back), time is denoted by ( ).

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Time evolution of reconnection electric field .

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

Profile of current density along the horizontal line passing through the reconnection point .

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

Time evolution of the conserved quantity , and each term constituting it.

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

Electron gyro-center distribution function in the velocity space around the reconnection point .

Image of FIG. 9.
FIG. 9.

Time evolution of E × B flow energy for  = 1 Fourier mode and magnetic energy for  = 0 mode, where . A small perturbation is added when time is reversed .

Image of FIG. 10.
FIG. 10.

Time evolution of reconnected flux and reconnection electric field for small perturbation added when time is reversed .

Image of FIG. 11.
FIG. 11.

Magnetic field lines in a region magnified around the reconnection point , when the external perturbation is added.

Image of FIG. 12.
FIG. 12.

Color-map of current density in a region magnified around the reconnection point , when the external perturbation is added.

Image of FIG. 13.
FIG. 13.

Stream lines of E × B flow in a region magnified around the reconnection point , when the external perturbation is added.

Image of FIG. 14.
FIG. 14.

The E × B flow streamline towards the reconnection point , when the external perturbation is added.

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Scitation: Reversible collisionless magnetic reconnection
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/20/10/10.1063/1.4826201
10.1063/1.4826201
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