Particle acceleration in tangential discontinuities by lower hybrid waves

D. Spicer, R. Bingham, J. Huba, V. D. Shapiro

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We consider the role that the lower-hybrid wave turbulence plays in providing the necessary resistivity at collisionless reconnection sights. The mechanism for generating the waves is considered to be the lower-hybrid drift instability. We find that the level of the wave amplitude is sufficient enough to heat and accelerate both electrons and ions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalNonlinear Processes in Geophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • lower-hybrid waves
  • wave turbulence
  • drift instability
  • particle acceleration


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