Fast magnetic reconnection and energetic particle acceleration

Type Journal Article
Names A. Lazarian, G. Kowal, E. Vishniac, E. de Gouveia Dal Pino
Publication Planetary and Space Science
Volume 59
Issue 7
Pages 537-546
Date May 1, 2011
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011P%26SS...59..537L
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract Our numerical simulations show that the reconnection of magnetic field becomes fast in the presence of weak turbulence in the way consistent with the Lazarian and Vishniac (1999) model of fast reconnection. We trace particles within our numerical simulations and show that the particles can be efficiently accelerated via the first order Fermi acceleration. We discuss the acceleration arising from reconnection as a possible origin of the anomalous cosmic rays measured by Voyagers.
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