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[PEM26-04] Study of fast magnetic reconnection by using newly high resolution MHD scheme
Keywords:magnetic reconnection, magnetohydrodynamics
In this study,we attempt to simulate the fast magnetic reconnection by using a newly high order MHD scheme proposed by S. Kawai. The results show reconnection rate is higher than previous results by MHD simulations.In addition, we confirm the dependence on spatial resolution of reconnection rate. As the resolution is higher, the reconnection rate is expected to be higher, since current sheet becomes thinner. As a result, global reconnection rate increases in proportion to the resolution. Note that simulations with high resolution allow secondary magnetic islands. That is, the increase of global reconnection rate is due to the multiple X-lines. We confirm, however, local reconnection rate at one of the X-lines, and the rate is equivalent to that from previous particle simulations. Consequently, these results show that the newly scheme enables us to perform fast magnetic reconnection and is useful to study magnetic reconnection in the MHD-scale phenomenon.