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dc.contributor.authorThrelfall, J.
dc.contributor.authorE. H. Stevenson, J.
dc.contributor.authorE. Parnell, C.
dc.contributor.authorNeukirch, T.
dc.identifier.citationThrelfall , J , E. H. Stevenson , J , E. Parnell , C & Neukirch , T 2016 , ' Particle acceleration at reconnecting separator current layers ' , Astronomy & Astrophysics , vol. 585 , A95 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 225631541
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 9c9a35be-8749-45d0-b3e7-2a12adaeafb0
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84953297093
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7597-4980/work/34032280
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000369710300102
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5694-9069/work/73700730
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this work is to investigate and characterise particle behaviour in a 3D MHD model of a reconnecting magnetic separator. We use a relativistic guiding-centre test-particle code to investigate electron and proton acceleration in snapshots from 3D MHD separator reconnection experiments, and compare the results with findings from an analytical separator reconnection model studied in a previous investigation. The behaviour (and acceleration) of large distributions of particles are examined in detail for both analytical and numerical separator reconnection models. Differences in acceleration sites are recovered and discussed, together with the dependence of final particle energy ranges upon the dimensions of the models and the stage of the (time-dependent) MHD reconnection event. We discuss the implications of these results for observed magnetic separators in the solar corona.
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dc.subjectSun: coronaen
dc.subjectMagnetic fieldsen
dc.subjectSun: activityen
dc.subjectAcceleration of particlesen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleParticle acceleration at reconnecting separator current layersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScience & Technology Facilities Councilen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commissionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Applied Mathematicsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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