Los Alamos National Labs with logo 2021

Fusion Energy Sciences Publications

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

Point of Contact  

2020
Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse
  • El-Atwani, O., W. S. Cunningham, D. Perez, E. Martinez, J. R. Trelewicz, M. Li., and S. A. Maloy, 2020: Temperature threshold for preferential bubble formation on grain boundaries in tungsten under in-situ helium irradiation.  Scr. Mater., 180, 6-10.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.01.013
  • Batygin, Y. K., and E. J. Pitcher, 2020: Advancement of LANSCE accelerator facility as a 1-MW Fusion Prototypic Neutron Source. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Res., A, 960, 163569.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2020.163569

Discovery Science

  • Byvank, T., S. J. Langendorf, C. Thoma, and S. C. Hsu, 2020: Observation of shock-front separation in multi-ion-species collisional plasma shocks.  Phys. Plasmas27, 042302.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5139239 
2019

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • El-Atwani, O., W. S. Cunningham, E. Esquivel, M. Li, J. R. Trelewicz, B. P. Uberuaga, and S. A. Maloy, 2019: In-situ irradiation tolerance investigation of high strength ultrafine tungsten-titanium carbide alloy. Acta Material., 164, 547-559.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2018.10.038
  • El-Atwani, O., E. Esquivel, E. Aydogan, E. Martinez, J. K. Baldwin, M. Li, B. P. Uberuaga, and S. A. Maloy, 2019: Unprecedented irradiation resistance of nanocrystalline tungsten with equiaxed nanocrystalline grains to dislocation loop accumulation. Acta Material., 165, 118-128.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2018.11.024 
  • Fan, X., P. H. Diamond, and L. Chacón, 2019:  Spontaneous transport barriers quench turbulent resistively in two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics.  Phys. Rev. E., 99, 041201.  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.99.041201
  • McDevitt, C. J., and X.-Z. Tang, 2019: Runaway electron generation in axisymmetric tokamak geometry. ELP, 127, 45001.  https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/127/45001
  • McDevitt, C. J., Z. Guo, and X-Z. Tang, 2019: Avalanche mechanism for runaway electron amplification in a tokamak plasma. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion61, 054008.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/ab0d6d
  • McDevitt, C. J., Z. Guo, and X-Z. Tang, 2019: Spatial transport of runaway electrons in axisymmetric tokamak plasmas. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 61, 024004. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aaf4d1
  • Sandoval, L., D. Perez, B. P. Uberuaga, and A. F. Voter, 2019:  An overview of recent standard and accelerated molecular dynamics simulations of helium behavior in tungsten.  Materials, 12, 2500.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12162500
  • Sunn Pedersen, T., et al., (LANL author: G. A. Wurden) 2019: First divertor physics studies in Wendelstein 7-X. Nucl. Fusion, 59, 096014.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab280f
  • Wang, Z., et al., (LANL author: M. A. Hoffbauer) 2019: Hollow pellet injection for magnetic fusion. Nucl. Fusion, 59, 086024. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab19eb

Discovery Science

  • Abeysekara, A. U., et al., (LANL authors: A. Albert, B. L. Dingus, J. P. Harding, K. Malone,  G. Sinnis, H. Zhou) 2019: Measurement of the Crab Nebula spectrum past 100 TeV with HAWC. Astrophys. J., 881, 134.  https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab2f7d
  • Antonietti, P. F., G. Manzini, and M. Verani, 2019:  The conforming virtual element method for polyharmonic problems.  Comput. Math. Appl., 79, 2021-2034.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2019.09.022
  • Beirão da Viega, L., G. Manzini, and L. Mascotto, 2019:  A posteriori error estimation and adaptivity in hp virtual elements.  Numerische Mathematik, 143, 139-175.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00211-019-01054-6
  • Fatone, L., D. Funaro, and G. Manzini, 2019: Arbitrary-order time-accurate semi-Lagrangian spectral approximations of the Vlsov-Poisson system.  J. Comput. Phys., 384, 349-375.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2019.01.020
  • Gardini, F., G. Manzini, and G. Vacca, 2019: The nonconforming virtual element method for eigenvalue problems. ESIAM: M2AN, 53, 749-774. https://doi.org/10.1051/m2an/2018074 
  • Guo, F., et al., (LANL authors: X. Li, W. Daughton, P. Kilian, H. Li, D. Ma) 2019: Determining the dominant acceleration mechanism during relativistic magnetic reconnection in large-scale systems.  Astrophys. J. Lett., 879, L23. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab2a15
  • Jara-Almonte, J., H. Ji, J. Yoo, M. Yamada, W. Fox, and W. Daughton, 2019:  Kinetic simulations of magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas. Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 015101.  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.015101
  • Kong, X., F. Guo, Y. Chen, and J. Giacalone, 2019:  The acceleration of energetic particles at coronal shocks and emergence of a double power-law feature in particle energy spectra. Astrophy. J., 883https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab3848
  • Li, X., F. Guo, and H. Li, 2019: Particle acceleration in kinetic simulations of nonrelativistic magnetic reconnection with different ion-electron mass ratios. Astrophy. J., 879, 5.  https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab223b
  • Liao, A. S., et al., (LANL authors: S. Li, H. Li, K. Flippo, D. Barnak, K. Van Kelso, C. F. Kawaguchi, A. Rasmus) 2019: Design of a new turbulent dynamo experiment on the OMEGA-EP. Phys. Plasma., 26, 032306. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5081062
  • Rasmus, A. M., et al., (LANL authors: C. A. Di Stefano, K. A. Flippo, F. W. Doss, C. F. Kawaguchi, J. L. Kline, E. C. Merritt, T. R. Desjardins, T. Cardenas, D. W. Schmidt, P. M. Donovan, F. Fierro, L. A. Goodwin, J. I Martinez, T. E. Quintana) 2019:  Shock-driven hydrodynamic instability of a sinusoidally perturbed, high-Atwood number, oblique interface.  Phys. Plasmas, 26, 062103.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5093650
  • Stainer, A., W. Daughton, A. Le, X. Li, and R. Bird, 2019:  Influence of 3D plasmoid dynamics on the transition from collisional to kinetic reconnection.  Phys. Plasmas, 26, 072121.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5100737
  • Wongwaitayakornkul, P., M. Haw, H. Li, and P. Bellan, 2019: Magnetically induced current piston for generating extreme-ultraviolet fronts in the solar corona. Astrophy. J., 874, 137.  https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab09f2
  • Yang, L. P., H. Li, S. T. Li, L. Zhang, J. S. He, and X. S. Feng, 2019: Energy occupation of waves and structures in 3D compressive MHD turbulence.  Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 488, 859-867.  https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1747  
  • Zhang, H., K. Fang, H. Li, D. Giannios, M. Böttcher, and S. Buson, 2019:  Probing the emission mechanism and magnetic field of neutrino blazars with multiwavelength polarization signatures.  Astrophy. J., 876, 109.  https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab158d
2018

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • Ali, A., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2018: Initial results from the hotspot detection scheme for protection of plasma facing components in Wendelstein 7-X. Nucl. Mater. Energy19, 335-339https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nme.2019.03.006 
  • Chu, P., B. T. Wolfe, and Z. Wang, 2018:  Measurement of incandescent microparticle acceleration using stereoscopic imaging.  Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 10K101.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5034311
  • Dinklage, A., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2018:  Magnetic configuration effects on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. Nat. Phys., 14, 855-860. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0141-9
  • Fuchert, G., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2018: Global energy confinement in the initial limiter configuration of Wendelstein 7-X. Nucl. Fusion, 58, 106029. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aad78b
  • Guo, Z., C. J. McDevitt, and X-Zhu Tang, 2018:  Control of runaway electron energy using externally injected whistler waves.  Phys. Plasma., 25, 032504.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019381  
  • Hathiraman, D., et al., (LANL author:  G. A. Wurden) 2018:  Upgrades of edge, divertor and scrape-off layer diagnostics of W7‐X for OP1.2, Fusion Eng. Des., 136, 304-308.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.02.013
  • Jakubowski, M., et al., (LANL author: G. A. Wurden) 2018: Infrared imaging systems for wall protection in the W7-X stellarator. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 10E116. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5038634
  • Liu, X- Y., B. R. Uberuaga, and A. F. Voter, 2018:  New helium bubble growth mode at a symmetric grain-boundary in tungsten: Accelerated molecular dynamics study.  Mater. Res. Lett., 6, 522-536.  https://doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2018.1494637
  • McDevitt, C. J., Z. Guo, and X-Z. Tang, 2018:  Relation of the runaway avalanche threshold to momentum space topology.  Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 60, 024004.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aa9b3f
  • Pisano, F., B. Cannas, M. W. Jakubowski, H. Niemann, A. Puig Sitjes, G. A. Wurden, and W7-X Team, 2018: Towards a new image processing system at Wendelstein 7-X: From spatial calibration to characterization of thermal events.  Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 123503. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5045560
  • Stephey, L. et al., (LANL author: G. A. Wurden) 2018:  Impact of magnetic islands in the plasma edge on particle fueling  and exhaust in the HSX and W7-X stellarators.  Phys. Plasma., 25, 062501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5026324 
  • Sun, Z., et al., (LANL authors: J. K. Baldwin, Z. Wang, D. M. Oschwald) 2018: Initial results and designs of dual-filter and plenopic imaging for high-temperature plasmas. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 10E112.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5036633
  • Szott, M., Z. Wang, and D. Ruzic, 2018:  Reconstruction and analysis of exploding wire particle trajectories via automatic calibration of stereo images. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 10K118.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5039373
  • Winters, V. R., et al., (LANL authors: G. A. Wurden) 2018: Overview of the plasma-surface interaction on limiter surfaces in the startup campaign of Wendelstein 7-X. Phys. Scr., T170, 014050. https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/aa8e21
  • Wolfe, B. T., O. Iroshenko, P. Chu, G. T. Kenyon, T. J. Schaub, A. Thresher, Y. Watkins, L. Zhao, and Z. Wang, 2018:  Unsupervised learning about 4D features of microparticle motion. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 10K109.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5037462
  • Wurden, G. A., et al., 2018: A divertor scraper observation system for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89, 10E102.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5035078

Discovery Science

  • Abeysekara, A. U., et al., (LANL authors: A. Albert, B. L. Dingus, J. P. Harding, G. J. Kunde, H. Li, G. Sinnis, H. Zhou) 2018:  Very-high-energy particle acceleration powered by the jets of the microquasar SS 433. Nature562 82-85. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0565-5
  • Baalrud, S. D., A. Bhattacharjee, and W. Daughton, 2018:  Collisionless kinetic theory of oblique tearing instabilities.  Phys. Plasma., 25, 022115.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5020777
  • Du, S., F. Guo, G. P. Zank, X. Li, and A. Stanier, 2018: Plasma energization in colliding magnetic flux ropes. Astrophys. J., 867, 16. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aae30e
  • Fan, X., P. H. Diamond, and L. Chacón, 2018: CHNS: A case study of turbulence in elastic media.  Phys. Plasma., 25, 055702.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5016075
  • Fu, X., H. Li, F. Guo, X. Li, and V. Roytershteyn, 2018:  Parametric decay instability and dissipation of low-frequency Alfvén waves in low-beta turbulent plasmas. Astrophys. J., 855, 139. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaacd6
  • Haw, M. A., P. Wongwaitayakornkul, H. Li, and P. M. Bellan, 2018:  Reverse current model for coronal mass ejection cavity formation.  Astrophys. J. Lett., 862, L15.  https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aad33c
  • Jara-Almonte, J., H. Ji, J. Yoo, M. Yamada, W. Fox, and W. Daughton, 2018:  Kinetic simulations of magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas.  Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 015101.  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.015101
  • Kleinschmidt, A., et al., (LANL authors: A. Favalli, G Wurden) 2018:  Intense, directed neutron beams from a laser-driven neutron source at PHELIX, Phys. Plasma., 25, 053101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006613
  • Langendorf, S. J., K. C. Yates, S. C. Hsu, C. Thoma, and M. Gilmore, 2018: Experimental measurements of ion heating in collisional plasma shocks and interpenetrating supersonic plasma flows. Phys. Rev. Lett., 121, 185001.  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.185001
  • Le, A. W. Daughton, O. Ohia, L.-J. Chen, Y.-H. Liu, S. Wang, W. D. Nystrom, and R. Bird, 2018:  Drift turbulence, particle transport, and anomalous dissipation at the reconnecting magnetopause.  Phys. Plasma.25, 062103. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027086 
  • Li, X., F. Gao, H. Li, and J. Birn, 2018: The roles of fluid compression and shear electron energization during magnetic reconnection. Astrophy. J., 855, 80. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaacd5
  • Li, X., F. Gao, H. Li, and S. Li., 2018: Large-scale compression acceleration during magnetic reconnection in low-β plasma. Astrophy. J., 866, 4.  https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aae07b
  • Liu, Y-H., M. Hesse, F. Guo, H. Li, and T. K. M. Nakamura, 2018: Strongly localized magnetic reconnection by the super-Alfvénic shear flow. Phys. Plasma., 25, 0807701.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5042539
  • Sandoval, L., D. Perez, B. P. Uberuaga, and A. F. Voter, 2018: Formation of helium-bubble networks in tungsten. Acta Materialia, 159, 46-50.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2018.07.075
  • Sauppe, J. P., and W. Daughton, 2018: Kinetic-scale flux reconnection in periodic and line-tied geometries.  Phys. Plasma., 25, 012901.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5007860
  • Shen, C., X. Kong, F. Guo, J. C. Raymond, and B. Chen, 2018:  The dynamical behavior of reconnection-driven termination shocks in solar flares: Magnetohydrodynamic simulations. Astrophy. J., 869, 116.  https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaeed3
  • Zhang, H., X. Li, F. Gao, and D. Giannios, 2018:  Large-amplitude blazar polarization angle swing as a signature of magnetic reconnection. Astrophys. J., 862, L25.  https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aad54f
2017

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • Bozhenkov, S. A., et al., (LANL author:  G. A. Wurden) 2017: Effect of error field correction coils on W7-X limiter loads. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 126030.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa85ce
  • Canik, J. M., and X-Z. Tang, 2017:  Sensitivity of the boundary plasma to the plasma-material interface. Fusion Sci. Technol., 71, 103-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST16-124
  • Fan, X., P. H. Diamond, and L. Chacon, 2017: Formation and evolution of target patterns in Cahn-Hilliard flows.  Phys. Rev. E, 96, 041101(R).  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.041101 
  • Fellinger, J., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2017: Integration of uncooled scraper elements and its diagnostics into Wendelstein 7-X. Fusion Eng. Des., 124, 226-230.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.05.115
  • Guo, Z., C. J. McDevitt, and X-Z. Tang, 2017: Phase-space dynamics of runaway electrons in magnetic fields. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 59, 044003.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aa5952
  • Guo, Z., X-Z. Tang, and C. J. McDevitt, 2017:  Models of primary runaway electron distribution in the runaway vortex regime.  Phys. Plasma., 24, 112508.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006917
  • Hirsch, M., et al., (LANL author: G.A. Wurden) 2017:  Confinement in Wendelstein 7-X limiter plasmas, Nucl. Fusion, 57, 086010.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa7372
  • Lazerson, S. A., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2017:  Error field measurement, correction and heat flux balancing on Wendelstein 7-X. Nucl. Fusion 57, 046026. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa60e7
  • Martinez, E., B. P. Uberuaga, and B. Wirth, 2017:  Atomistic modeling of helium segregation to grain boundaries in tungsten and its effects on de-cohesion. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 086044.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa6e15
  • McDevitt, C. J., X-Z. Tang, and Z. Guo, 2017:  Turbulent current drive mechanisms.  Phys. Plasma., 24, 082307.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4996222
  • Perez, D., L. Sandoval, S. Blondel, B. Wirth, B. Uberuaga, and A. Voter, 2017:  The mobility of small vacancy/helium complexes in tungsten and its impacts on retention in fusion-relevant conditions. Sci. Rep., 7, 2522.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-02428-2
  • Sun, Z., et al., (LANL author:  Y. M. Wang) 2017:  First results of ELM triggering with a multichamber lithium granule injector into EAST discharges.  IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 46, 1076-1080.  https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2017.2773095
  • Tang, X-Z., and Z. Guo, 2017:  Plasma power recycling at the divertor surface. Fusion Sci. Technol., 71, 110-121.  http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST16-119
  • Winters, V. R., et al., (LANL author: G A Wurden) 2017:  Overview of the plasma-surface interaction on limiter surfaces in the startup campaign of Wendelstein 7-X.  Physica Scripta, T170, 014050.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/aa8e21
  • Wolf, R. C., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2017: Major results from the first plasma campaign of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 102020.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa770d 
  • Wurden, G. A., et al., 2017:  Limiter observations during W7-X first plasmas. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 056036.   https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa6609

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. Astrophys. J845, L3. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa7d49
  • Dong, R., S. Li, Chiang, E., and H. Li, 2017:  Multiple Disk Gaps and Rings Generated by a Single Super-Earth.  Astrophys. J., 843, 127. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa72f2
  • 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 Sci. Technol., 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 Alfvén waves in turbulent plasmas and the applications in the solar wind.  Astrophy. J., 842, L63, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa71b6
  • 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. Plasma., 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
  • Perez, D., L. Sandoval, B. Uberuaga, and A. Voter, 2016:  The thermodynamic and kinetic interactions of He interstitial clusters with bubbles in W.  J. Appl. Phys., 119, 203301.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4951706
  • 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. Plasma., 23, 083503.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4960321
  • Tang, X.-Z., and Z. Guo, 2016: Critical role of electron heat flux on Bohm criterion.   Phys. Plasma., 23, 120701.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4971808
  • Wang, Z., et al., (LANL authors: Q. Liu, W. Waganaar) 2016:  Four dimensional (4D) tracking of high-temperature microparticles  Rev. Sci. Instrum.87, 11D601.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4955280 
  • Wang, Z., R. Lundsford, D. K. Mansfield, and J. H. Nichols, 2016:  Existing and new applications of micropellet injection (MPI) in magnetic fusion.  J. Plasma Phys., 82, 615820202. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377816000404

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. Plasma., 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. Plasma., 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. Plasma., 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
  • Opie, S., S. Gautam, E. Fortin, J. Lynch,  P. Peralta, and E. Loomis, 2016:  Behaviour of rippled shocks from ablatively-driven Richtmyer-Meshkov in metals accounting for strength.  J. Phys. Conference Series, 717, 012075. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012075
  • 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