MRX Project Publications

  1. M. Yamada, J. Yoo, J. Jara-Almonte, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, C. Myers, "Conversion of magnetic energy in the magnetic reconnection layer of a laboratory plasma", Nature Communications 5, 4774 (2014). (pdf file) (radio interview)

  2. J. Yoo, M. Yamada, H. Ji, J. Jara-Almonte, C. Myers, L.-J. Chen, "Laboratory study of magnetic reconnection with a density asymmetry across the current sheet", Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 095002 (2014). (pdf file)

  3. Y. Joo, M. Yamada, H. Ji, J. Jara-Almonte, C. Myers, "Bulk ion acceleration and particle heating during magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma", Phys. Plasmas 21, 055706 (2014). (pdf file)

  4. J. Jara-Almonte, W. Daughton, and H. Ji, "Debye Scale Turbulence within the Electron Diffusion Layer during Magnetic Reconnection", Phys. Plasmas 21, 032114 (2014). (pdf file)

  5. S. Dorfman, H. Ji, M. Yamada, J. Yoo, E. Lawrence, C. Myers, and T.D. Tharp, "Experimental Observation of 3-D, Impulsive Reconnection Events in a Laboratory Plasma", Phys. Plasmas 21, 012109 (2014). (pdf file)

  6. N. Jain, J. Buechner, S. Dorfman, H. Ji and A. Sharma, "Current disruption and its spreading in collisionless magneticreconnection", Phys. Plasmas 20, 112101 (2013). (pdf file)

  7. J. Yoo, M. Yamada, H. Ji, and C. Myers, "Observation of ion acceleration and heating during collisionless magneticreconnection in a laboratory plasma", Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 215007 (2013). (pdf file)

  8. T.D. Tharp, M. Yamada, H. Ji, E. Lawrence, S. Dorfman, C. Myers, Y.-M. Huang, A. Bhattacharjee, "Study of the Effects ofGuide Field on Hall Reconnection", Phys. Plasmas 20, 055705 (2013). (pdf file)

  9. V. Roytershteyn, S. Dorfman, W. Daughton, H. Ji, M. Yamada, and H. Karimabadi, "Electromagnetic instability of thin reconnectionlayers: comparison of 3D simulations with MRX observations", Phys. Plasmas 20, 061212 (2013). (pdf file)

  10. S. Dorfman, H. Ji, M. Yamada, J. Yoo, T. Tharp, E. Lawrence, and C. Myers, "Three-dimensional, Impulsive Magnetic Reconnectionin a Laboratory Plasma", Geophys. Phys. Lett. 40, 233 (2013). (pdf file)

  11. E. Lawrence, H. Ji, M. Yamada, and J. Yoo, "Laboratory Study of Hall Reconnection in Partially Ionized Plasmas", Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 015001 (2013). (pdf file)

  12. T. Tharp, M. Yamada, H. Ji, E. Lawrence, S. Dorfman, C. Myers, and J. Yoo, "Quantitative Study of Guide Field Effects onHall Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 165002 (2012) (pdf file)

  13. J. Yoo and M. Yamada, "Experimental evaluation of common spacecraft data analysis techniques for reconnection region analysis in a laboratory plasma", J. Geophys. Res. 117, A12202 (2012). (pdf file)

  14. H. Ji and W. Daughton, "Phase diagram for magnetic reconnection in heliophysical, astrophysical, and laboratory plasmas," Phys. Plasmas 18, 111207 (2011) (pdf file)

  15. M. Yamada, "Mechanisms of impulsive magnetic reconnection: Global and local aspects", Phys. Plasmas 18, 111212 (2011) (pdf file)

  16. R. Kulsrud, "Intuitive approach to magnetic reconnection", Phys. Plasmas 18, 111201 (2011) (pdf file)

  17. E. Zweibel, E. Lawrence, J. Yoo, H. Ji, M. Yamada, and L. Malyshkin, "Magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas", Phys. Plasmas 18, 111211 (2011) (pdf file)

  18. E. Oz, C. Myers, M. Yamada, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and J. Xie, "Experimental verification of the Kruskal-Shafranov stability limit in line-tied partial-toroidal plasmas", Phys. Plasmas 18, 102107 (2011) (pdf file)

  19. V. Roytershteyn, W. Daughton, S. Dorfman, Y. Ren, H. Ji, M. Yamada, H. Karimabadi, L. Yin, B.J. Albright, and K.J. Bowers, "Driven magnetic reconnection near the Dreicer limit", Physics of Plasmas 17, 055706 (2010). (pdf)

  20. M. Yamada, R. Kulsrud, and H. Ji, "Magnetic Reconnection", Reviews of Modern Physics 82, 603 (2010). (pdf)

  21. E. Zweibel and M. Yamada, "Magnetic Reconnection in Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas", Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 47, 291 (2009). (pdf)

  22. Y. Wang, R. Kulsrud, and H. Ji, "An analytic study of the perpendicularly propagating electromagnetic drift instabilities in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment", Physics of Plasmas 15, 122105 (2008). (pdf)

  23. J. Goodman and D. Uzdensky, "Reconnection in Marginally Collisionless Accretion Disk Coronae", Astrophysical Journal 688, 555 (2008). (pdf)

  24. S. Dorfman, W. Daughton, V. Roytershteyn, H. Ji, Y. Ren, M. Yamada, "Two-dimensional fully kinetic simulations of driven magnetic reconnection with boundary conditions relevant to the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment", Physics of Plasmas 15, 102107 (2008). (pdf)

  25. Y. Ren, M. Yamada, H. Ji, S. Dorfman, S. Gerhardt, R. Kulsrud, "Experimental study of the Hall effect and electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma", Physics of Plasmas 15, 082113 (2008). (pdf)

  26. Y. Ren, M. Yamada, H, Ji, S. Gerhardt, R. Kulsrud, "Identification of the electron-diffusion region during magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma", Physical Review Letters 101, 085003 (2008). (pdf)

  27. H. Ji, Y. Ren, M. Yamada, S. Dorfman, W. Daughton, S. Gerhardt, "New insights into dissipation in the electron layer during magnetic reconnection", Geophysical Research Letters 35, L13106 (2008). (pdf)

  28. D. Uzdensky and J. Goodman, "Statistical Description of a Magnetized Corona Above a Turbulent Accretion Disk", Astrophysical Journal 682, 608 (2008). (pdf)

  29. S. Gerhardt, E. Belova, M. Yamada, H. Ji, Y. Ren, B. McGeehan, M. Inomoto, "Field-reversed configuration formation scheme utilizing a spheromak and solenoid induction", Physics of Plasmas 15, 032503 (2008). (pdf)

  30. S. Gerhardt, E. Belova, M. Yamada, H. Ji, M. Inomoto, Y. Ren, B. McGeehan, "New method for inductively forming an oblate field reversed configuration from a spheromak". Nuclear Fusion 48, 032001 (2008). (pdf)

  31. S. Gerhardt, E. Belova, M. Yamada, H. Ji, M. Inomoto, C, Jacobson, R. Maqueda, B. McGeehan, Y. Ren, "Inductive sustainment of oblate field-reversed configurations with the assistance of magnetic diffusion, shaping, and finite-Larmor radius stabilization", Physics of Plasmas 15, 022503 (2008). (pdf)

  32. D. Uzdensky, "Self-Regulation of Solar Coronal Heating Process via the Collisionless Reconnection Condition", Physical Review Letters 99, 261101 (2007). (pdf)

  33. D. Uzdensky, "The Fast Collisionless Reconnection Condition and the Self-Organization of Solar Coronal Heating", Astrophysical Journal 669, 546 (2007). (pdf)

  34. S. Gerhardt, E. Belova, M. Yamada, H. Ji, M. Inomoto, R. Ren, B. McGeehan, "Inductive Sustainment of a Field-Reversed Configuration Stabilized by Shaping, Magnetic Diffusion, and Finite-Larmor-Radius Effects", Physical Review Letters 99, 245003 (2007). (pdf)

  35. M. Yamada, H. Ji, S. Gerhardt, E. Belova, R. Davidson, D. Mikkelsen, "A Self-Organize Plasma with Induction, Reconnection, and Injection Techniques: the SPIRIT Concept for Field Reversed Configuration Research", Plasma Fusion Res. 2, 004 (2007). (pdf)

  36. A. Kuritsyn, H. Ji, S. Gerhardt, Y. Ren, M. Yamada, "Effects of global boundary and local collisionality on magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma", Geophysical Research Letters 34, L16106 (2007). (pdf)

  37. M. Yamada, "Progress in understanding magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space astrophysical plasmas", Physics of Plasmas 14, 058102 (2007). (pdf)

  38. S. Gerhardt, E. Belova, M. Inomoto, M. Yamada, H. Ji, Y. Ren, A. Kuritsyn, "Equilibrium and stability studies of oblate field-reversed configurations in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment", Physics of Plasmas 13, 112508 (2006). (pdf)

  39. M. Inomoto, S. Gerhardt, M. Yamada, H. Ji, E. Belova, A. Kuritsyn, and Y. Ren, "Coupling between Global Geometry and the Local Hall Effect Leading to Reconnection-Layer Symmetry Breaking", Physical Review Letters 97, 135002 (2006). (pdf)

  40. D. Uzdensky and R. Kulsrud, "Physical origin of the quadrupole out-of-plane magnetic field in Hall-magnetohydrodynamic reconnection", Physics of Plasmas 13, 062305 (2006). (pdf)

  41. M. Yamada, Y. Ren, H. Ji, J. Breslau, S. Gerhardt, R. Kulsrud, and A. Kuritsyn, "Experimental study of two-fluid effects on magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma with variable collisionality", Physics of Plasmas 13, 052119 (2006). (pdf)

  42. A. Kuritsyn, M. Yamada, S. Gerhardt, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and Y. Ren, "Measurements of the parallel and transverse Spitzer resistivities during collisional magnetic reconnection", Physics of Plasmas 13, 055703 (2006). (pdf)

  43. Y. Ren, M. Yamada, S. Gerhardt, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and A. Kuritsyn, "Experimental Verification of the Hall Effect during Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma", Physical Review Letters 95, 055003 (2005). (pdf)

  44. R. Kulsrud, H. Ji, W. Fox, and M. Yamada, "An electromagnetic drift instability in the magnetic reconnection experiment and its importance for magnetic reconnection", Physics of Plasmas 12, 082301 (2005). (pdf)

  45. H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, W. Fox, and M. Yamada, "An obliquely propagating electromagnetic drift instability in the lower hybrid frequency range", Journal of Geophysical Research 110, A08212 (2005). (pdf)

  46. H. Ji, S. Terry, M. Yamada, R. Kulsrud, A. Kuritsyn, and Y. Ren, "Electromagnetic Fluctuations during Fast Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma", Physical Review Letters 92, 115001 (2004). (pdf)

  47. F. Trintchouk, M. Yamada, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and T. Carter, "Measurement of the transverse Spitzer resistivity during collisional magnetic reconnection", Phys. Plasmas 10, 319 (2003). (pdf)

  48. T. Carter, M. Yamada, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and F. Trintchouk "Experimental Study of Lower-Hybrid Drift Turbulence in a Reconnecting Current Sheet," Physics of Plasmas 9 3272 (2002) (pdf)

  49. T. Carter, H. Ji, F. Trintchouk, M. Yamada, and R. Kulsrud, "Measurement of Lower-Hybrid Drift Turbulence in a Reconnecting Current Sheet," Physical Review Letters 88 015001-1 (2002) (pdf)

  50. H. Ji, T. Carter, S. Hsu, and M. Yamada, "Study of local reconnection physics in a laboratory plasma," Earth Planets Space 53, 539 (2001) (pdf)

  51. M. Yamada, "Review of the Recent Controlled Experiments for Study of Local Reconnection Physics," Earth Planets Space 53, 509 (2001) (abstract) (pdf)

  52. S. Hsu, T. Carter, G. Fiksel, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and M. Yamada, "Experimental study of ion heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection," Physics of Plasmas 8, 1916 (2001) (pdf)

  53. M. Yamada, H. Ji, S. Hsu, T. Carter, R. Kulsrud, and F. Trintchouk, "Experimental investigation of the neutral sheet profile during magnetic reconnection," Physics of Plasmas 7, 1781 (2000) (pdf)

  54. S. Hsu, G. Fiksel, T. Carter, H. Ji, R. Kulsrud, and M. Yamada, "Local Measurement of Nonclassical Ion Heating during Magnetic Reconnection," Physical Review Letters 84, 3859 (2000) (pdf)

  55. M. Yamada, "Review of Controlled Laboratory Experiments on Physics of Magnetic Reconnection," Journal of Geophysical Research 104 14,529 (1999) (abstract) (pdf)

  56. H. Ji, M. Yamada, S. Hsu, R. Kulsrud, T.Carter, and S. Zaharia "Magnetic reconnection with Sweet-Parker characteristics in two-dimensional laboratory plasmas," Physics of Plasmas 6, 1743 (1999). (pdf)

  57. T.-H. Watanabe, T. Hayashi, T. Sato, M. Yamada, and H. Ji, "Modeling of magnetic island formation in magnetic reconnection experiment", Phys. Plasmas 6, 1253 (1999) (pdf file)

  58. H. Ji, M. Yamada, S. Hsu, and R. Kulsrud, "Experimental Test of the Sweet-Parker Model of Magnetic Reconnection," Physical Review Letters 80, 3256 (1998) (pdf)

  59. M. Yamada, H. Ji, S. Hsu, T. Carter, R. Kulsrud, Y. Ono, and F. Perkins, "Identification of Y-Shaped and O-Shaped Diffusion Regions During Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma," Physical Review Letters 78, 3117 (1997) (pdf)

  60. M. Yamada, H. Ji, S. Hsu, T. Carter, R. Kulsrud, N. Bretz, F. Jobes, Y. Ono, and F. Perkins, "Study of driven magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma," Physics of Plasmas 4, 1936 (1997) (pdf)

  61. M. Yamada, H. Ji, T. Carter, S. Hsu, R. Kulsrud, N. Bretz, F. Jobes, Y. Ono, M. Katsurai, T. Watanabe, T. Sato, and T. Hayashi, ``Comparative Study of Compact Toroid Plasmas Formed by Induction and Reconnection,'' in Fusion Energy 1996: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Fusion Energy (International Atomic Energy Association, Vienna, 1997), pp. 253-261.