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The onset of magnetic reconnection in three dimensions
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10.1063/1.4817961
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http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/20/8/10.1063/1.4817961
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

The magnetic field profile at  = 0 in a 2D simulation for the initial hump profile of Eq. (4) at the three times , 156, and 312.

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FIG. 2.

Structure in the equatorial plane ( = 0) as observed at various times in the 3D simulation: (a) magnetic field at time , (b) magnetic field at time , (c) at time , (d) at time , (e) magnetic field at time , and (f) magnetic field at time .

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Signatures of localized reconnection in the 3D simulation: (a) in-plane projections of magnetic field lines at time at  = 25, (b) in-plane projections of magnetic field lines at time at  = 25, (c) bulk ion flow velocity at time , (d) bulk ion flow velocity at time , and (e) bulk ion flow velocity at time .

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Signatures of localized reconnection in the 3D simulation: (a) plasma density in the equatorial plane at time (note the logarithmic color scale), (b) electric field in the , plane at  = 23 at time , and (c) average electron energy normalized to the initial thermal value in the , plane at  = 25 at time .

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Scitation: The onset of magnetic reconnection in three dimensions
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/20/8/10.1063/1.4817961
10.1063/1.4817961
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