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In the headlines at INSU/CNRS and ESA: Wobbly magnetic reconnection speeds up electrons


An international team, comprising a member of the LPP space plasma team, Alessandro Retinò, has shown that reconnection, when non stationnary, can efficiently accelerate electrons up to some hundred keV. This first experimental proof has been obtained thanks to ESA Cluster mission observations when its spacecraft were situated in Earth’s geomagnetic tail. Those results have been published in Nature Physics), and are part of the headlines of CNRS/INSU and ESA.


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Tutelles : CNRS Ecole Polytechnique Sorbonne Université Université Paris Sud Observatoire de Paris Convention : CEA
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