Meeting
US-Japan Workshop on Reconnection
October 4 - 7, 2009 | Madison, WI
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Meeting to discuss the future of reconnection research:

How does reconnection work in line tied plasmas?
How can theory, experiment, & observation best address each other?

What are the implications of plasmoids, islands, & background turbulence for reconnection? Can they be studied in the laboratory?

Does particle accelerationin reconnection have unique signatures that distinguish it from shock & stochastic acceleration?

Presentations
  1. N. Bessho, A. Bhattacharjee, Fast Reconnection and Collisionless Resistivity in Low-Density Hydrogen and Pair Plasmas [PDF, 1.07 MB]
  2. A. Bhattacharjee, Fast Reconnection in High-Lundquist-Number Plasmas Due to the Plasmoid Instability
  3. M. Brown, T. Gray, C. Cothran, V. Lukin, J. Santner, M. Korein, D. Weinhold, Mass-Dependent Ion Heating Due to Magnetic Reconnection in SSX [PDF, 12.59 MB]
  4. Cothran, Relaxation and Reconnection in Merging Spheromak Experiment
  5. W. Daughton, New Insights into Magnetic Reconnection Enabled by Petascale Kinetic Simulations [PDF, 2.91 MB]
  6. S. Dorfman, H. Ji. M. Yamada, V. Roytersheyn, W. Daughton, J. Yoo, E. Oz, Local and Global 3D Effects in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) [PDF, 1.24 MB]
  7. Drake, A Reconnection Mechanism for the Generation ofAnomalous Cosmic Rays
  8. F. Ebrahimi, V. Mirnov, S. Prager, D. Schnack, C. Sovinec, Momentum Transport From Magnetic Reconnection in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas [PDF, 6.03 MB]
  9. Egedal, The Equations of State in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection
  10. J. Finn, Line-Tied Reconnection [PDF, 2.84 MB]
  11. C. Forest, W. Bergerson, M. Brookhart, D. Hannum, R. Kendrick, Internal and External Kink Modes in Rotating Wall Machine [PDF, 4.17 MB]
  12. K. Fujimoto, Fast Magnetic Reconnection in a Kinked Current Sheet [PDF, 5.76 MB]
  13. D. Fujimura, S. Tsuneta, Properties of Magneto-Hydrodynamic Waves in the Solar Photosphere with Hinode [PDF, 6.07 MB]
  14. W. Gekelman, E. Lawrence, Experiments on Magnetic Flux Ropes in a Magnetoplasma [PDF, 6.87 MB]
  15. M. Hirai, S. Imada, M. Hoshino, Suprathermal Proton Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection Observed in the Earth's Magnetotail [PDF, 2.89 MB]
  16. Y. Huang, Effects of Line-Tying on MHD Instabilities and Current Sheet Formation [PDF, 9.37 MB]
  17. Imada, Magnetic Reconnection in Solar Atmosphere Observed by Hinode
  18. M. Inomoto, Y. Ono, Fast Magnetic Reconnection with Current Sheet Ejection in Plasma Merging Experiment [PDF, 3.85 MB]
  19. T. Intrator, X. Sun, L. Dorf, I. Furno, Experimental 3D Reconnection and Unexpected Dynamics of Flux Ropes [PDF, 1.43 MB]
  20. E. Johnson, J. Rossmanith, Null-point Reconnection in Fluid Pair Plasma without Anomalous Resistivity [PDF, 0.89 MB]
  21. A. Lazarian, Fast Magnetic Reconnection of 3D Weakly Turbulent Magnetic Field
  22. N. Loureiro, D. Uzdensky, A. Schekochihin, R. Samtaney, S. Cowley, The Role of Secondary Magnetic Islands in Magnetic Reconnection [PDF, 1.82 MB]
  23. L. Malyshkin, Fast and Slow Magnetic Reconnection [PDF, 0.23 MB]
  24. R. Matsumoto, Global Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Time Variabilities in Black Hole Accretion Flows [PDF, 2.35 MB]
  25. M. Miller, Flow Dynamics and Transport in the Edge of MST [PDF, 4.7 MB]
  26. Mozer, Properties of Asymmetric Reconnection in Space and Simulations
  27. N. Murphy, Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction [PDF, 1.12 MB]
  28. N. Nishizuka, T. Nakamura, T. Kawate, K. Shibata, Statistical Study of Chromospheric Anemone Jets Observed with Hinode/SOT and Chromospheric Reconnection [PDF, 1.58 MB]
  29. N. Nishizuka, M. Shimizu, T. Nakamura, K. Shibata, Chromospheric Jet observed with Hinode & Collisional Reconnection in the Chromosphere : Evidence of Propagating Alfven Waves and Magnetic Reconnection [PDF, 2.75 MB]
  30. M. Oka, T. Phan, J. Eastwood, Multi-island Coalescence and Particle Acceleration [PDF, 2.32 MB]
  31. Ono, 3-D Fast Reconnection in TS-3 and 4 Merging Experiments [PDF, 21.61 MB]
  32. E. Oz, M. Yamada, J. Xie, H. Ji, J. Yoo, S. Dorfman, Laboratory Studies of Solar Flux loops in MRX [PDF, 29.78 MB]
  33. P.L. Pritchett, Generation of Electron Vortices During Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection With a Guide Field [PDF, 2.72 MB]
  34. B. Rogers, J. Ouellette, J. Lyon, M. Wiltberger, Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause in Global LFM Simulations [PDF, 7.02 MB]
  35. V. Roytershtein, W. Daughton, L. Yin, B.J. Albright, K.J. Bowers, S. Dorfman, H. Ji, M. Yamada, H. Karimabadi, Fully Kinetic Simulations of Driven Magnetic Reconnection in 2D and 3D with Coulomb Collisions and Boundary Conditions Mimicking MRX [PDF, 8.4 MB]
  36. J. Sarff, A. Almagri, D.J. Hartog, W. Ding, G. Fiksel, T. Tharp, Multiple Magnetic Reconnection Regions and Magnetic Self-Organization [PDF, 3.77 MB]
  37. M. Shay, S. Servidio, W. Matthaeus, P. Cassak, P. Dmitruk, Magnetic Reconnection in Two Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence [PDF, 1.93 MB]
  38. T. Shimizu, Hinode Observations of Magnetic Reconnection and Coronal Heating [PDF, 3.84 MB]
  39. M. Swisdak, Asymmetric Reconnection at the Heliopause [PDF, 1.88 MB]
  40. S. Usami, H. Ohtani, R. Horiuchi, Multiscale Simulation of Collisionless Driven Reconnection [PDF, 1.2 MB]
  41. T. Yokoyama, MHD Simulations of a Current Sheet with Initial Finite Perturbations [PDF, 1.26 MB]
  42. S. Zenitani, Two-Fluid Simulations of Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection in Pair Plasmas [PDF, 4.13 MB]
  43. E. Zweibel, Future Plans [PDF, 7.62 MB]
  44. E. Zweibel, Y. Ono, M. Goldstein, H. Ji, Summary of MR2009 [PDF, 20.06 MB]