Bidirectional jet formation during driven magnetic reconnection in two-beam laser-plasma interactions

Nilson, P. M. and Willingale, L. and Kaluza, M. C. and Kamperidis, C. and Minardi, S. and Wei, M. S. and Fernandes, P. and Notley, M. and Bandyopadhyay, S. and Sherlock, M. and Kingham, R. J. and Tatarakis, M. and Najmudin, Z. and Rozmus, W. and Evans, R. G. and Haines, M. G. and Dangor, A. E. and Krushelnick, K. (2008) Bidirectional jet formation during driven magnetic reconnection in two-beam laser-plasma interactions. Physics of Plasmas, 15 (9). ISSN 1070-664X

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Abstract

Measurements of the bidirectional plasma jets that form at the surface of a solid target during a laser-generated driven magnetic reconnection are presented. Resistivity enhancement of at least 25 x the classical Spitzer value is required when applying the Sweet-Parker model of reconnection to reconcile the experimentally observed reconnection time scale. Analytic calculations show that a fast reconnection model, which includes a priori the effects of microturbulent resistivity enhancement, better reproduces the experimental observations. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

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Journal Article
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Physics of Plasmas
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79661
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Deposited On:
19 May 2016 13:40
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Yes
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Published
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