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2017
microwave scattering
cyclotron frequency
forward scattering
proposals
frequency ranges
5 Citations (Scopus)

Recent progress of magnetic reconnection research in the MAST spherical tokamak

Tanabe, H., Yamada, T., Watanabe, T., Gi, K., Inomoto, M., Imazawa, R., Gryaznevich, M., Michael, C., Crowley, B., Conway, N. J., Scannell, R., Harrison, J., Fitzgerald, I., Meakins, A., Hawkes, N., McClements, K. G., O'Gorman, T., Cheng, C. Z. & Ono, Y., 2017 May 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 5, 056108.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
temperature profiles
ions
electron energy
ion temperature
heating

Revisiting oceanic elves and lightning occurrence rate during El Niño and la Nina episodes in a 10-year time frame

Wu, Y. J., Hsu, R. R., Chen, A. B. C., Su, H. T., Chang, S. C., Chou, J. K., Lee, Y. J. & Peng, K. M., 2017 Aug, In : Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 28, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La Nina
lightning
temperature anomaly
sea surface temperature
anomaly

Ring-averaged ion velocity distribution function probe for laboratory magnetized plasma experiment

Kawamori, E., Chen, J., Lin, C. & Lee, Z., 2017 Oct 1, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 88, 10, 103507.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Velocity distribution
Distribution functions
velocity distribution
distribution functions
ion distribution
2 Citations (Scopus)

Selected results from the ISUAL/FORMOSAT2 mission

Hsu, R. R., Su, H. T., Chen, A. B. C. & Kuo, C. L., 2017 Aug, In : Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 28, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sprite
lightning
radio wave
upper atmosphere
subspecies

Self-adjustment and disintegration threshold of Langmuir solitons in inhomogeneous plasmas

Chen, Y. A., Nishimura, Y., Nishida, Y. & Cheng, C. Z., 2017 Mar 20, In : Physical Review E. 95, 3, 033205.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

disintegration
Solitons
Adjustment
Plasma
solitary waves

The degradation of ISUAL Imager and far-ultraviolet spectrophotometer

Chang, S. C., Hsu, R. R., Su, H. T., Chen, A. B., Kuo, C. L., Chou, J. K., Wu, Y. J. & Peng, K. M., 2017 Aug, In : Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 28, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sprite
lightning
wavelength
atmosphere
3 Citations (Scopus)

The leading role of atomic oxygen in the collocation of elves and hydroxyl nightglow in the low-latitude mesosphere

Wu, Y. J., Williams, E., Chang, S. C., Chou, J. K., Hsu, R-R., Friedrich, M., Kuo, C. L., Chen, B-C., Peng, K. M., Su, H-T., Frey, H. U., Mende, S. B., Takahashi, Y. & Lee, L. C., 2017 May 1, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 122, 5, p. 5550-5567 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

elves
nightglow
collocation
mesosphere
tropical regions
1 Citation (Scopus)
ionospheric electron density
electron density
ionospheres
ionosphere
electric field
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)

Application of tomographic ion Doppler spectroscopy to merging plasma startup in the MAST spherical tokamak

Tanabe, H., Yamada, T., Watanabe, T., Gi, K., Kadowaki, K., Inomoto, M., Imazawa, R., Gryaznevich, M., Scannell, R., Conway, N., Crowley, B., Mcclements, K. G., Fitzgerald, I., Michael, C., Harrison, J., Meakins, A., Nickhawkes, O'Gorman, T., Cheng, C-Z., Ono, Y. & 1 others, Team, T. M., 2016 Jan 1, In : Plasma and Fusion Research. 11, 1302093.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ion temperature
temperature profiles
spectroscopy
heating
ions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Decoupling of electron and ion dynamics in driven magnetic reconnection in collisionless plasmas

Cheng, C-Z., Inoue, S., Ono, Y. & Horiuchi, R., 2016 Jan 1, In : Plasma and Fusion Research. 11, 1401081.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
collisionless plasmas
decoupling
electric fields
ions
electrons
6 Citations (Scopus)

Identifying the occurrence of lightning and transient luminous events by nadir spectrophotometric observation

Adachi, T., Sato, M., Ushio, T., Yamazaki, A., Suzuki, M., Kikuchi, M., Takahashi, Y., Inan, U. S., Linscott, I., Hobara, Y., Frey, H. U., Mende, S. B., Chen, B-C., Hsu, R-R. & Kusunoki, K., 2016 Jul 1, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. 145, p. 85-97 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nadir
lightning
occurrences
irradiance
continents
6 Citations (Scopus)

Neoclassical toroidal plasma viscosity with effects of finite banana width for finite aspect ratio tokamaks

Shaing, K-C. & Sabbagh, S. A., 2016 Jul 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 7, 072511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

toroidal plasmas
aspect ratio
viscosity
field strength
broken symmetry
8 Citations (Scopus)

Precursory enhancement of EIA in the morning sector: Contribution from mid-latitude large earthquakes in the north-east Asian region

Ryu, K., Oyama, K. I., Bankov, L., Chen, C. H., Devi, M., Liu, H. & Liu, J. Y., 2016 Jan 1, In : Advances in Space Research. 57, 1, p. 268-280 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

morning
Ionization
Earthquakes
ionization
sectors
2 Citations (Scopus)

Shock formation induced by poloidal flow and its effects on the edge stability in tokamaks

Seol, J., Shaing, K-C. & Aydemir, A. Y., 2016 Apr 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 4, 042501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shock
subsonic flow
magnetohydrodynamic flow
pressure gradients
Mach number
6 Citations (Scopus)
traveling ionospheric disturbances
lightning
sprite
airglow
Lightning
5 Citations (Scopus)

The Imager for Sprites and Upper Atmospheric Lightning (ISUAL)

Frey, H. U., Mende, S. B., Harris, S. E., Heetderks, H., Takahashi, Y., Su, H. T., Hsu, R. R., Chen, A. B., Fukunishi, H., Chang, Y. S. & Lee, L. C., 2016 Aug 1, In : Journal of Geophysical Research A: Space Physics. 121, 8, p. 8134-8145 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lightning
sprite
Lightning
Image sensors
filters
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transport theory for energetic alpha particles in finite aspect ratio tokamaks with broken symmetry

Shaing, K. C., Schlutt, M. & Lai, A. L., 2016 Feb 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 2, 022508.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

transport theory
energetic particles
alpha particles
aspect ratio
broken symmetry
2015

Alpha particle transport in the presence of ballooning type electrostatic driftwaves

Nishimura, Y., Huang, B. & Cheng, C. Z., 2015 Jul 1, In : Nuclear Fusion. 55, 7, 073016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alpha particles
turbulence
electrostatics
trapped particles
coordinate transformations
21 Citations (Scopus)

An overview of recent physics results from NSTX

Kaye, S. M., Abrams, T., Ahn, J. W., Allain, J. P., Andre, R., Andruczyk, D., Barchfeld, R., Battaglia, D., Bhattacharjee, A., Bedoya, F., Bell, R. E., Belova, E., Berkery, J., Berry, L., Bertelli, N., Beiersdorfer, P., Bialek, J., Bilato, R., Boedo, J., Bonoli, P. & 123 others, Boozer, A., Bortolon, A., Boyer, M. D., Boyle, D., Brennan, D., Breslau, J., Brooks, J., Buttery, R., Capece, A., Canik, J., Chang, C. S., Crocker, N., Darrow, D., Davis, W., Delgado-Aparicio, L., Diallo, A., D'Ippolito, D., Domier, C., Ebrahimi, F., Ethier, S., Evans, T., Ferraro, N., Ferron, J., Finkenthal, M., Fonck, R., Fredrickson, E., Fu, G. Y., Gates, D., Gerhardt, S., Glasser, A., Gorelenkov, N., Gorelenkova, M., Goumiri, I., Gray, T., Green, D., Guttenfelder, W., Harvey, R., Hassanein, A., Heidbrink, W., Hirooka, Y., Hooper, E. B., Hosea, J., Humphreys, D., Jaeger, E. F., Jarboe, T., Jardin, S., Jaworski, M. A., Kaita, R., Kessel, C., Kim, K., Koel, B., Kolemen, E., Kramer, G., Ku, S., Kubota, S., Lahaye, R. J., Lao, L., Leblanc, B. P., Levinton, F., Liu, D., Lore, J., Lucia, M., Jr, N. L., Maingi, R., Majeski, R., Mansfield, D., Maqueda, R., McKee, G., Medley, S., Meier, E., Menard, J., Mueller, D., Munsat, T., Muscatello, C., Myra, J., Nelson, B., Nichols, J., Ono, M., Osborne, T., Park, J. K., Peebles, W., Perkins, R., Phillips, C., Podesta, M., Poli, F., Raman, R., Ren, Y., Roszell, J., Rowley, C., Russell, D., Ruzic, D., Ryan, P., Sabbagh, S. A., Schuster, E., Scotti, F., Sechrest, Y., Shaing, K., Sizyuk, T., Sizyuk, V., Skinner, C., Smith, D., Snyder, P., Solomon, W., Sovenic, C., Soukhanovskii, V., Startsev, E., Stotler, D., Stratton, B., Stutman, D., Taylor, C., Taylor, G., Tritz, K., Walker, M., Wang, W., Wang, Z., White, R., Wilson, J. R., Wirth, B., Wright, J., Yuan, X., Yuh, H., Zakharov, L. & Zweben, S. J., 2015 Mar 27, In : Nuclear Fusion. 55, 10, 104002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

neutral beams
heat flux
physics
graphite
lithium
9 Citations (Scopus)

Diagnosing laser-preheated magnetized plasmas relevant to magnetized liner inertial fusion

Harvey-Thompson, A. J., Sefkow, A. B., Nagayama, T. N., Wei, M. S., Campbell, E. M., Fiksel, G., Chang, P. Y., Davies, J. R., Barnak, D. H., Glebov, V. Y., Fitzsimmons, P., Fooks, J. & Blue, B. E., 2015 Dec 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 22, 12, 122708.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

linings
deuterium plasma
lasers
deuterium
platforms
20 Citations (Scopus)

Electron and Ion Heating Characteristics during Magnetic Reconnection in the MAST Spherical Tokamak

Tanabe, H., Yamada, T., Watanabe, T., Gi, K., Kadowaki, K., Inomoto, M., Imazawa, R., Gryaznevich, M., Michael, C., Crowley, B., Conway, N. J., Scannell, R., Harrison, J., Fitzgerald, I., Meakins, A., Hawkes, N., McClements, K. G., O'Gorman, T., Cheng, C. Z. & Ono, Y., 2015 Nov 18, In : Physical review letters. 115, 21, 215004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ion temperature
temperature profiles
electron energy
heating
ions
7 Citations (Scopus)

Electron temperature and density probe for small aeronomy satellites

Oyama, K. I., Hsu, Y. W., Jiang, G. S., Chen, W. H., Cheng, C. Z., Fang, H. K. & Liu, W. T., 2015 Aug 1, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 86, 8, 084703.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aeronomy
temperature probes
Electron temperature
Carrier concentration
Satellites
5 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrogen Production from Hydrocarbons Using Plasma: Effect of Discharge Pulsewidth on Decomposition

Nishida, Y., Chiang, H. C., Chen, T. C., Konishi, T. & Cheng, C. Z., 2015 Oct 1, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 43, 10, p. 3500-3506 7 p., 7279168.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrogen production
hydrocarbons
decomposition
pulses
propane
5 Citations (Scopus)

Local time distributions of repetition periods for rising tone lower band chorus waves in the magnetosphere

Shue, J. H., Hsieh, Y. K., Tam, S. W. Y., Wang, K., Fu, H. S., Bortnik, J., Tao, X., Hsieh, W. C. & Pi, G., 2015 Oct 28, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 42, 20, p. 8294-8301 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetospheres
magnetosphere
repetition
magnetic field
temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)

Multivariate analysis of dim elves from ISUAL observations

Offroy, M., Farges, T., Gaillard, P., Kuo, C. L., Chen, A. B. C., Hsu, R. R. & Takahashi, Y., 2015 Jan 1, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 120, 15, p. 7454-7466 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

elves
lightning
sprite
Lightning
multivariate analysis
40 Citations (Scopus)

Neoclassical plasma viscosity and transport processes in non-axisymmetric tori

Shaing, K. C., Ida, K. & Sabbagh, S. A., 2015 Nov 13, In : Nuclear Fusion. 55, 12, 125001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

viscosity
momentum
plasma control
heat flux
magnetohydrodynamic flow
1 Citation (Scopus)

Neoclassical toroidal plasma viscosity in the vicinity of the magnetic axis in tokamaks with broken symmetry

Shaing, K-C., Lee, H., Seol, J. & Aydemir, A. Y., 2015 Aug 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 22, 8, 082504.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

toroidal plasmas
broken symmetry
potatoes
viscosity
kinetic equations
21 Citations (Scopus)

Note: Experimental platform for magnetized high-energy-density plasma studies at the omega laser facility

Fiksel, G., Agliata, A., Barnak, D., Brent, G., Chang, P-Y., Folnsbee, L., Gates, G., Hasset, D., Lonobile, D., Magoon, J., Mastrosimone, D., Shoup, M. J. & Betti, R., 2015 Jan 1, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 86, 1, 016105.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasma density
platforms
flux density
Magnetic fields
Lasers
11 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical study of energy conversion mechanism of magnetic reconnection in the presence of high guide field

Inoue, S., Ono, Y., Tanabe, H., Horiuchi, R. & Cheng, C-Z., 2015 Aug 1, In : Nuclear Fusion. 55, 8, 083014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy conversion
electrons
magnetic field reconnection
energy
ion motion
3 Citations (Scopus)

Particle-in-cell simulation of plasma sheath dynamics with kinetic ions

Huang, C. W., Chen, Y. C. & Nishimura, Y., 2015 Feb 1, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 43, 2, p. 675-682 8 p., 7001683.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plasma sheaths
secondary emission
electron emission
kinetics
cells
12 Citations (Scopus)

Physical processes of driven magnetic reconnection in collisionless plasmas: Zero guide field case

Cheng, C-Z., Inoue, S., Ono, Y. & Horiuchi, R., 2015 Oct 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 22, 10, 101205.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
collisionless plasmas
electrons
ions
electric fields
velocity distribution
3 Citations (Scopus)

Plasma measurements in the space plasma operation chamber (SPOC)

Fang, K., Koichiro, O. & Cheng, C-Z., 2015 Jan 1, In : Chinese Journal of Physics. 53, 1, p. 1-30 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

space plasmas
chambers
vacuum
rocket-borne instruments
cylindrical chambers
8 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
auroral arcs
disturbances
arcs
plasma
disturbance
18 Citations (Scopus)
aspect ratio
plateaus
broken symmetry
pitch (inclination)
plasma control
2 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal and radiometric statistics on lightning flashes observed from space with the ISUAL spectrophotometer

Offroy, M., Farges, T., Kuo, C. L., Chen, A. B. C., Hsu, R. R., Su, H. T., Takahashi, Y., Mende, S. B. & Frey, H. U., 2015 Jan 1, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 120, 15, p. 7586-7598 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lightning
sprite
Spectrophotometers
spectrophotometers
Lightning
12 Citations (Scopus)

The importance of electrothermal terms in Ohm's law for magnetized spherical implosions

Davies, J. R., Betti, R., Chang, P. Y. & Fiksel, G., 2015 Nov 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 22, 11, 112703.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ohms law
implosions
magnetic fields
heat flux
gases
10 Citations (Scopus)

Topside ionospheric electron temperature and density along the Weddell Sea latitude

Liu, J. Y., Chang, F. Y., Oyama, K. I., Kakinami, Y., Yeh, H. C., Yeh, T. L., Jiang, S. B. & Parrot, M., 2015 Jan, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 120, 1, p. 609-614 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electron temperature
ionospherics
Carrier concentration
Earthquakes
electrons
5 Citations (Scopus)
transport theory
aspect ratio
boundary layers
broken symmetry
toroidal plasmas
28 Citations (Scopus)

Use of external magnetic fields in hohlraum plasmas to improve laser-coupling

Montgomery, D. S., Albright, B. J., Barnak, D. H., Chang, P. Y., Davies, J. R., Fiksel, G., Froula, D. H., Kline, J. L., Macdonald, M. J., Sefkow, A. B., Yin, L. & Betti, R., 2015 Jan 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 22, 1, 010703.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetic fields
magnetic coils
lasers
Thomson scattering
magnetohydrodynamic stability
2014
6 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of TLE-producing lightning in a coastal thunderstorm

Chang, S. C., Hsu, R-R., Huang, S. M., Su, H-T., Kuo, C. L., Chou, J. K., Lee, L. J., Wu, Y. J. & Chen, B-C., 2014 Jan 1, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 119, 11, p. 9303-9320 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lightning
Thunderstorms
thunderstorms
Lightning
thunderstorm
1 Citation (Scopus)

Coulomb collisional effects on high energy particles in the presence of driftwave turbulence

Huang, B., Nishimura, Y. & Cheng, C. Z., 2014 Jan 1, In : Plasma and Fusion Research. 9, SpecialIssue2, 3402060.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

particle energy
turbulence
random numbers
trapped particles
alpha particles
11 Citations (Scopus)

Earthquake induced dynamics at the ionosphere in presence of magnetic storm

Devi, M., Barbara, A. K., Oyama, K. I. & Chen, C. H., 2014 Feb 15, In : Advances in Space Research. 53, 4, p. 609-618 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionosphere
magnetic storms
ionospheres
ambience
ionosphere
9 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient production of hydrogen by DBD type plasma discharges

Nishida, Y., Chiang, H. C., Chen, T. C. & Cheng, C-Z., 2014 Dec 1, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 42, 12, p. 3765-3771 7 p., 6978074.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plasma jets
decomposition
propane
hydrogen
methane
5 Citations (Scopus)

Energetics and geographic distribution of elve-producing discharges

Chen, A. B. C., Su, H. T. & Hsu, R. R., 2014 Feb 1, In : Journal of Geophysical Research A: Space Physics. 119, 2, p. 1381-1391 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geographic distribution
lightning
Lightning
geographical distribution
energetics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Excitation of electrostatic waves in the electron cyclotron frequency range during magnetic reconnection in laboratory overdense plasmas

Kuwahata, A., Igami, H., Kawamori, E., Kogi, Y., Inomoto, M. & Ono, Y., 2014 Oct 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 10, 102116.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electrostatic waves
cyclotron frequency
frequency ranges
excitation
electrons

Guiding Center Orbit Following Calculation of Edge Particle and Heat Transport in Stochastic Magnetic Field

Chang, C. C., Nishimura, Y. & Cheng, C. Z., 2014 Jun, In : Contributions to Plasma Physics. 54, 4-6, p. 479-483 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetic islands
orbits
heat
magnetic fields
transport properties
4 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrogen production from hydrocarbons with use of plasma discharges under high pressure condition

Nishida, Y., Cheng, C-Z. & Iwasaki, K., 2014 Dec 1, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 42, 12, p. 3674-3680 7 p., 6866230.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrogen production
plasma jets
hydrocarbons
vehicles
gases
7 Citations (Scopus)

Ionospheric response to 2009 sudden stratospheric warming in the Northern Hemisphere

Oyama, K. I., Jhou, J. T., Lin, J. T., Lin, C., Liu, H. & Yumoto, K., 2014 Dec, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 119, 12, p. 10260-10275 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stratospheric warming
Upper atmosphere
Ionosphere
Northern Hemisphere
ionospherics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Low-latitude midnight brightness in 630.0 nm limb observations by FORMOSAT-2/ISUAL

Rajesh, P. K., Chen, C. H., Lin, C. H., Liu, J. Y., Huba, J. D., Chen, A. B., Hsu, R. R. & Chen, Y. T., 2014 Jun, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 119, 6, p. 4894-4904 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lightning
sprite
airglow
Lightning
limbs