Electron Physics of Asymmetric Magnetic Field Reconnection
Publication date: 03 November 2010
Authors: Mozer, F. and Pritchett, P.
Journal: Space Science Reviews
Issue: online first
There have been many significant advances in understanding magnetic field reconnection as a result of improved space measurements and two-dimensional computer simulations. While reviews of recent work have tended to focus on symmetric reconnection on ion and larger spatial scales, the present review will focus on asymmetric reconnection and on electron scale physics involving the reconnection site, parallel electric fields, and electron acceleration.Link to publication