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2016-2017 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fusion Energy Sciences Publications

Peer-reviewed publications sponsored by the DOE Office of Science, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.

2017

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

 Discovery Science

  • Deng, W., B. Zhang, H. Li, and J. M. Stone, 2017: Magnetized GRB reverse shock: Density-fluctuation-induced field distortion and polarization degree reduction in early afterglows.  In press.
  • Dong, R., S. Li, Chiang, E., and H. Li, 2017:  Multiple Disk Gaps and Rings Generated by a Single Super-Earth.  Astrophys J., in press.
  • Gan, Z., H. Li, S. Li, and F. Yuan, 2017:  Three-dimensional Magnetohydrodynamical Simulations of the Morphology of Head-Tail Radio Galaxies Based on the Magnetic Tower Jet Model. Astrophy. J. 839, 14. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa647e
  • Huang, C., et al., (LANL author: F. Guo) 2017:  Development of Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection in A Magnetic Island. Astrophys., J., 835, 245. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/245
  • Liu, Y.-H., et al., (LANL authors: F. Guo, W. Daughton, H. Li) 2017: Why does Steady-State Magnetic Reconnection have a Maximum Local Rate of Order 0.1?  Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 085101.  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.94.054508
  • Sandoval, L., D. Perez, B. P. Uberuaga, and A. F. Voter, 2017:  Growth rate effects on the formation of dislocation loops around deep helium bubbles in tungsten.  Fusion Science and Technology, 71, 1-6.  http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST16-116
  • Shi, M., H. Li, C. Xiao, and X. Wang, 2017: The Parametric Decay Instability of Alfven waves in Turbulent Plasmas and the Applications in the Solar Wind.  Astrophy. J., in press.
  • Stanier, A., et al., (LANL authors: W. Daughton, A. N. Simakov, L. Chacon, A. Le) 2017: The role of guide field in magnetic reconnection driven by island coalescence.  Phys. Plasmas, 24, 022124.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4976712
  • Zhang, H., H. Li, F. Guo, and G. Taylor, 2017:  Polarization Signatures of Kink Instabilities in the Blazar Emission Region with Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations.  Astrophys. J., 835, 125.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/125

 2016

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • Lumsdaine, A., et al., (LANL author: G. A. Wurden) 2016:  Overview of Design and Analysis Activities for the W7-X Scraper Element.   IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 44, 1739-1744.  https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2016.2598486
  • Plaud-Ramos, K. O., M. S. Freeman, W. Wei, E. Guardincerri, J. D. Bacon, J. Cowan, J. M. Durham, D. Huang, J. Gao, M.A. Hoffbauer, D. J. Morley, C. L. Morris, D. C. Poulson, and Z. Wang, 2016: A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consuming imaging sensors.   Rev. Sci. Instrum., 87, 11E706.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4960168
  • Roth, M., et al., (LANL authors: D. Jung, K. Falk, N. Guler, M. Devlin, A. Favalli, J. Fernandez, D.C. Gautier, R. Haight, C. E. Hamilton, R. P. Johnson, F. Merrill, K. Schoenberg, T. Shimada, T. Taddeucci, J. L. Tybo, S. A. Wender, C. H. Wilde, G. A Wurden) 2016: A bright neutron source driven by relativistic transparency of solids.  J. Phys. Conference Series, 688, 012094.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012094
  • Tang, X-Z., and Z. Guo, 2016: Kinetic model for the collisionless sheath of a collisional plasma.  Phys Plasmas, 23, 083503.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4960321
  • Tang, X.-Z., and Z. Guo, 2016: Critical role of electon heat flux on Bohm criterion.   Phys. Plasmas, 23, 120701.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4971808

 Discovery Science

  • Akcay, C., W. Daughton, V. S. Lukin, and Y.-H. Liu, 2016: A two-fluid study of oblique tearing modes in a force –free current sheet.  Phys. Plasmas, 23, 012112.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4940945
  • Albright, B. J., L. Yin, K. J. Bowers, and B. Bergen, 2016:  Multi-dimensional dynamics of stimulated Brillouin scattering in a laser speckle: Ion acoustic wave bowing, breakup, and laser seeded two-ion-wave decay.  Phys. Plasmas, 23, 032703.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4943102
  • Beresnyak, A., and H. Li, 2016:  First Order Particle Acceleration in Magnetically-Driven Flows. Astrophys. J., 819, 90.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/819/2/90
  • Chacon, L. and A. Stanier, 2016: A scalable, fully implicit algorithm for the reduced two-field low-β extended MHD model.  J. Comput. Phys., 326, 763-772.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2016.09.007
  • Deng, W., H. Zhang, B. Zhang, and H. Li, 2016:  Collision-induced magnetic reconnection and a unified interpretation of polarization properties of GRBs and blazars.   Astrophys. J. Lett., 821, L12. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/821/1/L12 
  • Fan, X., P. H. Diamond, L. Chacón, and H. Li, 2016:  Cascades and spectra of a turbulent spinodal decomposition in two-dimensional symmetric binary liquid mixtures. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1, 054403.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.1.054403
  • Fowler, T. K., and H. Li, 2016:  Spheromaks and How Plasmas May Explain the Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray Mystery, J. Plasma Phys, 82, 595920503.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377816000866
  • Gekelman, W., et al., (LANL authors: W. Daughton, T. Intrator) 2016: Pulsating Magnetic Reconnection Driven by Three- dimensional Flux-Rope Interactions.  Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 235101.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4976712
  • Guo, F., H. Li, W. Daughton, X. Li, Y.-H. Liu, 2016:  Particle acceleration during magnetic reconnection in a low-beta pair plasma.  Phys. Plasmas, 23, 055708.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4948284
  • Guo, F., et al., (LANL authors: X. Li, H. Li, W. Daughton, N. Lloyd-Ronning, H. Zhang) 2016:  Efficient production of high-energy nonthermal particles during magnetic reconnection in a magnetically dominated ion-electron plasma.  Astrophys. J. Lett., 818, L9. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/818/1/L9
  • Isella, A., et al., (LANL authors: S. Liu, H. Li, S. Li) 2016:  Ringed structure of the HD 163296 disk revealed by ALMA”, Phys. Rev. Lttrs., 117, 251101. 
  • Jin, S., S. Li, A. Isella, H. Li, and J. Ji, 2016:  Modeling Dust Emission of HL Tau Disk Based on Planet-Disk Interactions. Astrophys. J., 818, 76. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/818/1/76
  • Kong, X. et al., (LANL author: F. Guo) 2016:  Electron Acceleration at a Coronal Shock Propagating Through a Large-scale Streamer-like Magnetic Field.  Astrophys. J., 821, 32.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/821/1/32
  • Hao, Y., B. Lembege, Q. Lu, and F. Guo, 2016: Formation of downstream high speed jets by a rippled nonstationary quasi-parallel shock: 2-D hybrid simulations”, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 2080-2094.  https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JA02419
  • Lu, S., et al., (LANL author: F. Guo) 2016:  Particle-in-cell simulations of electron energization in laser driven magnetic reconnection”, New J. Phys., 18, 013051. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/18/1/013051
  • Miranda, R., H. Li, S. Li, and S. Jin, 2016:  Long-Lived Dust Asymmetries at Dead Zone Edges in Protoplanetary Disks. Astrophy J., 835, 118.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/118
  • Opie, S., S. Gautam, E. Fortin, J. Lynch,  P. Peralta, and E. Loomis, 2016:  Behaviour of rippled shocks from ablatively-driven Richtmyer-Meshdov in metals accounting for strength.  J. Phys. Conference Series, 717, 012075. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012075
  • Pederson, T. S., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2016:  Confirmation of the topology of the Wendelstein 7-X magnetic field to better than 1:100,000. Nature Comm., 7, 13493. https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13493
  • Wang, R., et al., (LANL author: F. Guo) 2016:  Coalescence of magnetic flux ropes in the ion diffusion region of magnetic reconnection. Nature Physics, 12, 263-267.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys3578
  • Wang, Z., et al., (LANL authors: Q. Liu, W. Waganaar), 2016: Four dimensional (4D) tracking of high-temperature microparticles. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 87, 11D601.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4955280
  • Zhang, H., C. Diltz, and M. Böttcher, 2016:  Radiation and polarization signatures of the 3D multizone time-dependent hadronic blazar model.  Astrophys. J., 829, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/829/2/69
  • Zhang, H., W. Deng, H. Li, and M. Böttcher, 2016:  Polarization signatures of relativistic magnetohydrodynamic shocks in the blazar emission region. I.  Force-free helical magnetic fields.  Astrophys. J., 817, 63.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/817/1/63

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