Geophysical Research Letters
We report the measurement of non-ideal terms of the generalized Ohm's law at a reconnection site of a weakly collisional laboratory magnetohydrodynamic plasma. Results show that the Hall term dominates the measured terms; resistive and electron inertia terms are small. We suggest that electron pressure (not measured) supports the observed quasistatic reconnection rate, and that anomalous resistivity, while not ruled out, is not required to account for the results.
C. D. Cothran; Matthew Joseph Landreman , '03; Michael R. Brown; and W. H. Matthaeus.
"Generalized Ohm's Law In A 3-D Reconnection Experiment".
Geophysical Research Letters.