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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Japanese journal of applied physics|
|Issue number||5 R|
|Publication status||Published - May 1986|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)