• The Impact of Oxygen on the Reconnection Rate 

      Tenfjord, Paul; Hesse, Michael; Norgren, Astrid Elisabet Cecilia; Spinnangr, Susanne Flø; Kolstø, Håkon Midthun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-05-29)
      We investigate the role of a background oxygen population in magnetic reconnection, using particle‐in‐cell simulations. We run several simulations, with different initial oxygen temperatures and densities, to understand ...
    • MMS Measurements of the Vlasov Equation: Probing the Electron Pressure Divergence Within Thin Current Sheets 

      Shuster, JR; Gershman, Daniel J; Chen, LJ; Wang, S; Bessho, Naoki; Dorelli, John C; da Silva, DE; Giles, Barbara L; Paterson, William R.; Denton, Richard E; Schwartz, S. J.; Norgren, Astrid Elisabet Cecilia; Wilder, F.D.; Cassak, P.A.; Swisdak, M; Uritsky, Vadim; Schiff, C.; Rager, AC; Smith, S; Avanov, LA; Vinas, AF (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      We investigate the kinetic structure of electron‐scale current sheets found in the vicinity of the magnetopause and embedded in the magnetosheath within the reconnection exhaust. A new technique for computing terms of the ...