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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorNeukirch, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHesse, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Michael G.
dc.contributor.authorStark, Craig R.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T11:40:05Z
dc.date.available2016-03-09T11:40:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier240468792
dc.identifier78058398-6a1a-4b71-b05f-98d5a1759f9f
dc.identifier84960361230
dc.identifier000375854900032
dc.identifier.citationWilson , F , Neukirch , T , Hesse , M , Harrison , M G & Stark , C R 2016 , ' Particle-in-cell simulations of collisionless magnetic reconnection with a non-uniform guide field ' , Physics of Plasmas , vol. 23 , 032302 , pp. 1-11 . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4942939en
dc.identifier.issn1070-664X
dc.identifier.otherBibCode: 2015arXiv151207844W
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7597-4980/work/34032277
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/8386
dc.description.abstractResults are presented of a first study of collisionless magnetic reconnection starting from a recently found exact nonlinear force-free Vlasov-Maxwell equilibrium. The initial state has a Harris sheet magnetic field profile in one direction and a non-uniform guide field in a second direction, resulting in a spatially constant magnetic field strength as well as a constant initial plasma density and plasma pressure. It is found that the reconnection process initially resembles guide field reconnection, but that a gradual transition to anti-parallel reconnection happens as the system evolves. The time evolution of a number of plasma parameters is investigated, and the results are compared with simulations starting from a Harris sheet equilibrium and a Harris sheet plus constant guide field equilibrium.
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dc.format.extent10857601
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPhysics of Plasmasen
dc.subjectAstrophysics - solar and stellar astrophysicsen
dc.subjectPhysics - plasma physicsen
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.subjectNDASen
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subjectR2Cen
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dc.subject.lccQCen
dc.titleParticle-in-cell simulations of collisionless magnetic reconnection with a non-uniform guide fielden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commissionen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Leverhulme Trusten
dc.contributor.sponsorScience & Technology Facilities Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Applied Mathematicsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4942939
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv151207844Wen
dc.identifier.grantnumber284515en
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dc.identifier.grantnumberST/K000950/1en


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