Measurements of the parallel and transverse Spitzer resistivities during collisional magnetic reconnection

A. Kuritsyn, M. Yamada, S. Gerhardt, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, Y. Ren

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Abstract

Plasma resistivity has been studied experimentally in a reconnecting current sheet. Resistivities during collisional reconnection, when the electron mean free path is much shorter than the current sheet thickness, in the presence and absence of the guide field are found to be in a good agreement with the parallel and transverse Spitzer values, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055703
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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