High power heating of magnetic reconnection in merging tokamak experimentsa)
Significant ion/electron heating of magnetic reconnection up to 1.2 keV was documented in two spherical tokamakplasma merging experiment on MAST with the significantly large Reynolds number R∼10⁵. Measured 1D/2D contours of ion and electron temperatures reveal clearly energy-conversion mechanisms of magnetic reconnection: huge outflow heating of ions in the downstream and localized heating of electrons at the X-point. Ions are accelerated up to the order of poloidal Alfven speed in the...[Show more]
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