Measurement of lower-hybrid drift turbulence in a reconnecting current sheet

T. A. Carter, Hantao Ji, F. Trintchouk, M. Yamada, R. M. Kulsrud

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Lower-hybrid-frequency-range fluctuations on the edge of current sheets produced in the magnetic reconnection experiment (MRX) were measured. The fluctuation characteristics were found consistent with theoretical predictions for the lower-hybrid drift instability (LHDI). Results indicated that the LHDI turbulence alone could not explain the observed fast reconnection rate in MRX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015001
Pages (from-to)150011-150014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 7 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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