Bulletin of the American Physical Society
60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 63, Number 11
Monday–Friday, November 5–9, 2018; Portland, Oregon
Session YP11: Poster Session IX: The crossover between high-energy-density plasmas and ultracold neutral plasmas ; Supplemental; Post-Deadline Abstracts (9:30am-12:30pm)
Friday, November 9, 2018
OCC Room: Exhibit Hall A1&A
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.DPP.YP11.57
Abstract: YP11.00057 : Measure of dissipation region in collisionless magnetic reconnection
(Univ of Wisconsin, Madison)
A new measure to identify dissipation regions in collisionless magnetic reconnection is proposed. This measure builds upon the measure proposed by Zenitani (PRL 2011) and is also a Lorentz invariant scalar related to nonideal energy conversion. However, this measure uses a reference frame with vanishing perpendicular electric field. The significance of this frame is discussed and the measure is applied to two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations.
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