Dynamics of Collisionless Reconnection in Three-dimensional Open System
We have developed electromagnetic particle simulation method for three-dimensional
open system and study the triggering mecha-nism of collisionless reconnection
and its dynamical behavior. Figure shows that two magnetic islands are
formed as a result of magnetic reconnection and move in the downstream
while being kinked.
H. Ohtani, S. Ishiguro, R. Horiuchi, Y. Hayashi and N. Horiuchi, Development of
Electromagnetic Particle Simulation Code in an Open System, Lecture Notes in
Computer Science in print.
R. Horiuchi, H.
Ohtani and A. Ishizawa, Towards cross-hierarchy simulation of collisionless
driven reconnection in an open system, J. Plsama Phys. Volume 72 (2006)
H. Ohtani, R. Horiuchi and A. Ishizawa, Three Dimensional Particle
Simulation on Structure Formation and Plasma Instabilities in Collisionless
Driven Reconnection, J. Plasma Phys., Volume 72 (2006) 929
R. Horiuchi and T. Sato,
Three-dimensional particle simulation of plasma instabilities and collisionless
reconnection in a current sheet, Physics of Plasmas Volume 6 (1999) 4565
Triggering Mechanism of Collisionless Reconnection
Two-dimensional particle simulation studies have revealed that there are
two causes lead-ing to the excitation of collisionless reconnec-tion, i.e.,
anomalous resistivity generated by drift-kink instability, and pressure
tensor effect originating from complex particle motion. Figure shows the
current density profile when collisionless reconnection fully develops.
Ishizawa and R. Horiuchi, Suppression of Hall term effects by gyroviscous
cancellation in steady collisionless magnetic reconnection, Physical Review
Letters, Vol. 95, (2005), 045003
A. Ishizawa, R.
Horiuchi, and H. Ohtani, Two-scale structure of the current layer controlled by
meandering motion during steady-state collisionless driven reconnection, Physics
of Plasmas, Vol. 11, (2004), 3579
W. Pei, R.
Horiuchi and T. Sato, Ion Dynamics in Steady Collisionless Driven Reconnection,
Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 87 (2001), 235003
W. Pei, R. Horiuchi and
T. Sato, Long Time Scale Evolution of Collisionless Driven Reconnection in a
Two-Dimensional Open System, Phys. Plasmas, Volume 8 (2001), 3251,
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