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Power to the particles

Particles in space can be accelerated to high energy, the distribution of which follows a power law. This has now been reproduced in laboratory experiments mimicking astrophysical scenarios, which helps to understand the underlying mechanisms.

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Fig. 1: Turbulent reconnection — results from a 3D simulation.


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Lapenta, G. Power to the particles. Nat. Phys. 19, 159–160 (2023).

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