Measurement of the current sheet during magnetic reconnection in a toroidal plasma

N. A. Crocker, G. Fiksel, S. C. Prager, J. S. Sarff

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Abstract

The measurement of the current sheet and reconnecting magnetic field associated with spontaneous reconnection is reported. As such, the measurements are performed in the magnetically confined toroidal plasma configuration known as the reversed field pinch (RFP). Moreover, the RFP provides an experimental opportunity for basic studies of reconnection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)035003/1-035003/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume90
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 24 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Crocker, N. A., Fiksel, G., Prager, S. C., & Sarff, J. S. (2003). Measurement of the current sheet during magnetic reconnection in a toroidal plasma. Physical review letters, 90(3), 035003/1-035003/4.