Electron Surfing Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection

Preprint English OPEN
Hoshino, Masahiro;

We discuss that energetic electrons are generated near the X-type magnetic reconnection region due to a surfing acceleration mechanism. In a thin plasma sheet, the polarization electric fields pointing towards the neutral sheet are induced around the boundary between th... View more
  • References (42)
    42 references, page 1 of 5

    Asano, Y., T. Mukai, M. Hoshino, Y. Saito, H. Hayakawa, and T. Nagai (2003), Evolution of the thin current sheet in a substorm observed by Geotail, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (A5), 1189, doi:10.1029/2002JA009785.

    Birn, J. and M. Hesse, (1994), Particle acceleration in the dynamic magnetotail: Orbits in selfconsistent three-dimensional MHD fields, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 109-119.

    Birn, J., J.F. Drake, M.A. Shay, B.N. Rogers, R.E. Denton, M. Hesse, M. Kuznetsova, Z.W. Ma, Z. Bhattacharjee, A. Otto, and P.L. Pritchett, (2001), Geospace environmental modeling (GEM) magnetic reconnection challenge, J. Geophys. Res., 106 (6), 3,715?3,719.

    Birn, J., K. Galsgaard, M. Hesse, M. Hoshino, J. Huba, G. Lapenta, P.L. Pritchett, K. Schindler, L. Yin, J. Buchner, T. Neukirch, and E.R. Priest, (2005), Forced Magnetic Reconnection, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L06105, doi:10.1029/2004GL022058.

    Bu┬Ęchner, J. and L. M. Zelenyi (1989), Regular and chaotic charged particle motion in magnetotaillike field reversals, 1. Basci theory, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 11,821-11,842.

    Cattell, C., F. Mozer, K. Tsuruda, H. Hayakawa, M. Nakamura, T. Okada, S. Kokubun, and T. Yamamoto, (1994), Geotail observations of spiky electric fields and low-frequency waves in the plasma sheet and plasma sheet boundary, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 2,987-2,980.

    Christon, S.P., D.J. Williams, D.G. Mitchell, L.A. Frank, and C.Y. Huang (1989), Spectral characteristics of plasma sheet ion and electron populations during undisturbed geomagnetic conditions, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 13,409-13,424.

    Delcourt, D., J. A. Sauvard, R. F. Martin Jr., and T. E. Moore (1996), On the nonadiabatic precipitation of ions from the near-Earth plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 17,409-17,418.

    Drake, J. F., N. T. Gladd, and J. D. Huba, (1981), Magnetic field diffusion and dissipation in reversed-field plasmas, Phys. Fluids, 24, 78-87.

    Drake, J., Swisdak, M., Cattell, C., Shay, M. A., Rogers, B. N., and Zeiler, A., (2003), Formation of electron Holes and particle energization during magnetic reconnection, Science, 299, 873- 877.

  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark