3/10/2017 - The mechanisms of electron acceleration during magnetic reconnection ...

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Geology 6704

Presented By:
Quanming Lu - USTC

Abstract

The mechanisms of electron acceleration during magnetic reconnection and its applications in the Earth’s magnetotail

Magnetic reconnection converts magnetic energy rapidly into plasma kinetic energy, and the production of energetic electrons is also one of the most important signatures during magnetic reconnection. In this talk, I will report the recent progress from our research group on electron acceleration during magnetic reconnection. First, I will introduce how electrons are accelerated in the vicinity of the X line, the jet front, the separatrix region, and the magnetic island, which is based on particle-in-cell simulations. Then, based on satellite observations in the earth’s magnetotail, I will give evidence of the reported mechanisms of electron acceleration during magnetic reconnection.

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