Universal properties of the nonadiabatic acceleration of ions in current sheets
Publication date: 16 April 2007
Authors: Zelenyi, L.M. et al.
Journal: JETP Letters
Copyright: MAIK Nauka Interperiodica (publisher)
The electric-field-induced acceleration of ions in current sheets in a collisionless plasma is investigated. The analysis of nonadiabatic ion dynamics provides a universal property of the ion acceleration mechanism, which is independent of the magnetic-field model and the initial particle distribution function. The width of the resonance region is estimated. The theoretical results are compared with the experimental and numerical simulation data.Link to publication