Dependence of evolution of field reconnection at coil end region on mirror field in frc formation stage

Sukeomi Ogi, Masaharu Shiratani, Masahiro Takamatsu, Yukio Watanabe, Masanori Akazak

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The effect of a mirror field on field reconnection in an FRC formation stage has been experimentally investigated. Reconnection is promoted when the mirror-field intensity is above a critical value at which the azimuthal electron drift velocity exceeds the ion sound velocity. This implies that the generation of some instabilities is important for the reconnection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-763
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number5 R
Publication statusPublished - May 1986


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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