SM013:
Physics of magnetic reconnection beyond 2D laminar models in space and in the laboratory





Session ID#: 24892

Session Description:
Huge progress has been seen in revealing the kinetic physics of magnetic reconnection on ion and electron scales in the past 2 years.  The initial successes are mostly based on high-quality measurements by MMS and high-quality kinetic simulations of 2D laminar reconnection. However, crucial questions on electron-scale dissipation during reconnection are still unanswered, especially given the observed large, high-frequency parallel electric fields and associated electromagnetic waves at low-frequencies, both of which requires physics beyond 2D laminar reconnection. On the other hand, controlled laboratory experiments have been long studying these phenomena in close collaborations with 3D kinetic modeling. This session is to bring together researchers based on all three approaches to highlight new progress and to provide a focused platform for scientific exchanges to push our understanding beyond 2D laminar reconnection towards 3D turbulent reconnection. Ongoing and future opportunities to resolve these outstanding questions will be discussed.
Primary Convener:  Hantao Ji, Princeton University, Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Conveners:  William S Daughton, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Robert Ergun, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

7829 Kinetic waves and instabilities [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7835 Magnetic reconnection [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7846 Plasma energization [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7863 Turbulence [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rongsheng Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, Rumi Nakamura, Space Reserach Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria and Quanming Lu, Collaborative Innovation Center of Astronautical Science and Technology, Hefei, China
Kai Huang1, Quanming Lu2, Can Huang3, Quanli Dong4, Huanyu Wang1, Feibin Fan1, Zhengming Sheng5, Shui Wang2 and Jie Zhang5, (1)University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, (2)Collaborative Innovation Center of Astronautical Science and Technology, Hefei, China, (3)USTC University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, (4)School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Ludong University, Yantai, China, (5)Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Philip L Pritchett, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA, United States and San Lu, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Giovanni Lapenta1, Maria Elena Innocenti2, Francesco Pucci1, Emanuele Cazzola3, Jean Berchem4, David L Newman5, Mostafa El-Alaoui6, Raymond J Walker7, Martin V Goldman5 and Robert Ergun8, (1)Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, (2)KU Leuven, Dover, NH, United States, (3)KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, (4)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (5)Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)UCLA, Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (7)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (8)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Giulia Cozzani1,2, Alessandro Retino3, Francesco Califano4, Alexandra Alexandrova5, Filomena Catapano6, Huishan Fu7, Olivier Le Contel8, Yuri V Khotyaintsev9, Andris Vaivads9, Narges Ahmadi10, Per-Arne Lindqvist11, Hugo Breuillard12, Laurent Mirioni12, Robert Ergun13, Roy B Torbert14, Barbara L Giles15, Christopher T Russell16, Rumi Nakamura17, Thomas Earle Moore18, Stephen A Fuselier14, Barry Mauk19 and James Burch14, (1)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Saint-Maur Des Fossés Cedex, France, (2)University of Pisa, Department of Physics, Pisa, Italy, (3)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (4)Universita' di Pisa, Pisa, Italy, (5)Austrian Space Research Institute, Graz, Austria, (6)University of Calabria, Calabria, Italy, (7)Beihang University, Beijing, China, (8)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC, Paris, France, (9)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (10)University of Colorado at Boulder, LASP, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, (12)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (UMR7648), CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC/Univ. Paris Sud/Obs. de Paris, Paris, France, (13)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (14)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (15)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (16)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (17)Space Reserach Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria, (18)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (19)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Yi-Hsin Liu1, Michael Hesse2, Deirdre E Wendel3, Masha Kuznetsova3 and Shan Wang4, (1)Dartmouth College, Physics and Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Masaaki Yamada1, Jongsoo Yoo2, Hantao Ji3, Jonathan Jara-Almonte2, William Fox2 and Russell M Kulsrud4, (1)Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Fulvia Pucci1,2, Shunsuke Usami1, Xuehan Guo3, Hantao Ji2, Ritoku Horiuchi1 and Shoichi Okamura1,4, (1)NIFS National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu, Japan, (2)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (4)National Institute for Natural Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Lora Price, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Marc Swisdak, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, James Frederick Drake, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, James L Burch, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, Paul Cassak, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, Joel Timothy Dahlin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Robert Ergun, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States
Frederick D Wilder1, Robert Ergun2, Narges Ahmadi3, Katherine Goodrich4, Stefan Eriksson2, Erin Shimoda2, James L Burch5, Tai Phan6, Roy B Torbert5, Robert J Strangeway7, Barbara L Giles8, Per-Arne Lindqvist9 and Yuri V Khotyaintsev10, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Longmont, CO, United States, (2)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, LASP, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (6)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, (7)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, (10)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Quanming Lu, University of Science and Technology of China, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, Hefei, China and Can Huang, USTC University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Joerg Buechner1, Neeraj Jain1, Patricio Munoz1, Adrian von Stechow2, Olaf Grulke2 and Klinger Thomas2, (1)Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, Goettingen, Germany, (2)Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany
Hantao Ji1, Amitava Bhattacharjee1, Aaron Goodman1, Stewart Prager1, William S Daughton2, Robert Cutler3, William Fox3, Frank Hoffmann3, Michael Kalish3, Tom Kozub3, Jonathan Jara-Almonte3, Clayton Edward Myers3, Yang Ren3, Peter Sloboda3, Masaaki Yamada3, Jongsoo Yoo3, Stuart D Bale4, Troy Carter5, Seth E Dorfman6, James Frederick Drake7, Jan Egedal8, John Sarff8 and John Wallace8, (1)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (5)UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (6)Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (8)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Samuel Greess, Jan Egedal, Joseph Olson, Alexander Millet-Ayala, Rachel Myers, John Wallace, Michael Clark and Cary Forest, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Adam Stanier and William S Daughton, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Natalia Buzulukova1,2, John Dorelli1 and Alex Glocer1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Astronomy Department, College Park, MD, United States
Alexandra Alexandrova1, Alessandro Retino2, Andrey V Divin3, Olivier Le Contel2, Lorenzo Matteini4, Hugo Breuillard5, Jan Deca6, Filomena Catapano7, Giulia Cozzani7, Rumi Nakamura8, Evgeny V Panov9 and Zoltan Voros10, (1)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, (2)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (3)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (4)Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, Meudon, France, (5)CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Paris, France, (6)KU Leuven, Dover, NH, United States, (7)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Saint-Maur Des Fossés Cedex, France, (8)Austrian Space Research Institute, Graz, Austria, (9)IWF OeAW, Graz, Austria, (10)IWF Institute for Space Research, Graz, Austria
Jonathan Ng, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Amitava Bhattacharjee, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States and Ammar Hakim, Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Yi-Min Huang1, Amitava Bhattacharjee2 and Luca Comisso1, (1)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States