SM012:
Plasma Energization during Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection





Session ID#: 25997

Session Description:
Jet formation, plasma heating, and particle acceleration are important and common processes during magnetic reconnection in collisionless systems, which can range from Earth's magnetosphere to possibly the black-hole accretion disk at the center of the Milky Way. Recent instrumental and computational advances have enabled new frontiers of research regarding these energization processes. The session invites contributions that will expand our understanding of how and where electrons and ions are energized, and how dissipated magnetic energy is partitioned among various plasma species/components. Of immediate interest are the effects on energization due to the reconnection and in-plane electric fields, parallel electric field, wave fluctuations, etc., and how the guide field and upstream conditions influence the energization and energy partition. Studies integrating new results from magnetospheric/heliospheric missions and kinetic simulations/theories are particularly encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Li-Jen Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States; University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Conveners:  James Frederick Drake, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Lorenzo Sironi, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and Katherine Goodrich, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States

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

2723 Magnetic reconnection [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
2724 Magnetopause and boundary layers [MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS]
7845 Particle acceleration [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7846 Plasma energization [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, James A Slavin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Jonathan P Eastwood, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Paul Cassak, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, Daniel J Gershman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Cong Zhao, University of California Los Angeles, IGPP/EPSS, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dmitri A Uzdensky1, Greg Werner1, Mitchell Begelman2 and Vladimir Zhdankin3, (1)University of Colorado, Physics Dept., Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, JILA and Dept. of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado, JILA, Boulder, CO, United States
Qile Zhang, James Frederick Drake and Marc Swisdak, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Lindsay Glesener1, Juliana Therese Vievering1, Paul James Wright2, Iain G Hannah3, Subramania Athiray Panchapakesan1, Daniel Ryan4, Sam Krucker5, Hugh S Hudson5, Brian Grefenstette6, Stephen M White7, David Miles Smith8, Andrew Marsh8, Matej Kuhar9, Steven Christe4, Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas5, Sophie Musset1, Andrew R Inglis10 and FOXSI rocket team and the NuSTAR Heliophysics team, (1)University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, (3)University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12, United Kingdom, (4)NASA GSFC, Solar Physics Lab, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (6)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (7)Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (8)Univ of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (9)University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Windisch, Switzerland, (10)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States
Shan Wang1, Li-Jen Chen2, Naoki Bessho2, Michael Hesse3, Masaaki Yamada4, Jongsoo Yoo4 and MMS team, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (4)Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Jason R Shuster1,2, Daniel J Gershman3,4, Barbara L Giles2, John Dorelli2, Levon A Avanov2, Li J Chen2, Shan Wang1, Naoki Bessho2, Roy B Torbert5, Charles J Farrugia6, Matthew R Argall7, Robert J Strangeway8 and Steven J Schwartz9, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Maryland College Park, Ann Arbor, MD, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (6)New hampshire university, Durham, NH, United States, (7)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (8)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (9)Earth and planetary and Space Sciences, Los angeles, United States
Dominic Payne1, Matthew R Argall2, Roy B Torbert3, Barbara L Giles4, Christopher T Russell5, Robert J Strangeway6, Robert Ergun7, Yuri V Khotyaintsev8, Per-Arne Lindqvist9 and James Burch3, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (6)UCLA IGPP/ESS, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (7)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (9)KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Meng Zhou1, Mostafa El-Alaoui1, Giovanni Lapenta2, Jean Berchem1, Robert L Richard1, David Schriver1 and Raymond J Walker3, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)KU Leuven, Center for Mathematical Plasma Astrophysics, Leuven, Belgium, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ari Le1, William S Daughton1, Obioma Ohia1, Li-Jen Chen2 and Yi-Hsin Liu3, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Dartmouth College, Physics and Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States
Naoki Bessho1,2, Li-Jen Chen1,2, Michael Hesse3 and Shan Wang1,2, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Andrew Marshall1, Patricia H Reiff1, Antoun Daou1, Stanislav Y Sazykin2, James Webster3, Masha Kuznetsova4, Alex Grocer5, Lutz Rastaetter5, Daniel T Welling6, Darren DeZeeuw7 and Christopher T Russell8, (1)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Rice University, Physics and Astronomy Department, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Rice University, Physics, Houston, United States, (4)Community Coordinated Modeling Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (7)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, (8)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jongsoo Yoo1, Byungkeun Na2, Jonathan Jara-Almonte3, Masaaki Yamada3, Hantao Ji4, Vadim Roytershteyn5, Matthew R Argall6, William Fox3 and Li-Jen Chen7, (1)Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)National Fusion Research INstitute, Daejeon, South Korea, (3)Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Univ of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Feibin Fan1, Rongsheng Wang2, Quanming Lu3, Yuri V Khotyaintsev4, Martin Volwerk5, Rumi Nakamura6, Wolfgang Baumjohann7, Andrew Neil Fazakerley8, Can Huang9 and Mingyu Wu9, (1)University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, (2)IGG Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Collaborative Innovation Center of Astronautical Science and Technology, Hefei, China, (4)IRF Swedish Institute of Space Physics Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, (5)Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, (6)Austrian Space Research Institute, Graz, Austria, (7)IWF Institute for Space Research, Graz, Austria, (8)Mullard Space Science Lab., Dorking, United Kingdom, (9)USTC University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Patricio Munoz and Joerg Buechner, Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, Goettingen, Germany
Fan Guo1, Xiaocan Li1, Yi-Hsin Liu2, Hui Li3 and William S Daughton1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Physics and Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, United States
James Frederick Drake, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Marc Swisdak, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States and Joel Timothy Dahlin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Scott A Boardsen1, Haihong Che2, Frederick D Wilder3, Robert Ergun4, Olivier Le Contel5, Daniel J Gershman6, Barbara L Giles1, Thomas Earle Moore7 and William Paterson6, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/UPMC, Paris, France, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Sci. Div., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Colby C Haggerty1, Michael Shay1, James Frederick Drake2, Tai Phan3, Alexandros Chasapis4,5, Paul Cassak6 and Kittipat Malakit7, (1)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (2)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Saint-Maur Des Fossés Cedex, France, (5)University of Delaware, Physics and Astronomy, Newark, DE, United States, (6)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, (7)Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand