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Zhi-Wei Ma

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Research Focus
1. Magnetic Reconnection and its Applications
2. Dynamic Processes in the Earths magnetosphere
3. Wave-Particle Interaction in Plasma
4. MHD instabilities in magnetically confused plasma

Representative Publications

1. X. Zhang, L. J. Li, L. C. Wang, J. H. Li, Z. W. Ma, Influences of sub-Alfv énic shear flows on nonlinear evolution of magnetic reconnection in compressible plasmas, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 18(9), 092112 (2011).
2. J. H. Li, Z. W. Ma, Nonlinear evolution of resistive tearing mode with sub-Alfvenic shear flow, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 115, A09216 (2010).
3. C. L. Zhang, and Z. W. Ma, Nonlinear evolution of double tearing mode in Hall magnetohydrodynamics, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 16(12), 122113 (2009).
4. J. Huang, Z. W. Ma, and D. Li, Debye-length scaled structure of perpendicular electric field in collisionless magnetic reconnection, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 35(10), L10105 (2008).
5. Z. W. Ma, Sudden disruption of the cross-tail current in the magnetotail, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 15(3) , 032906 (2008).
6. C. J. Xiao, X. G. Wang, Z. Y. Pu, Z. W. Ma et al., Satellite observations of separator-line geometry of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection, NATURE PHYSICS 3(9), 609-613 (2007).
7. Z. W. Ma, Bhattacharjee A, Molecular dynamics simulations of Mach cones in two-dimensional Yukawa crystals, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 9(8) , 3349 (2002).
8. Z. W. Ma, Bhattacharjee A, Hall magnetohydrodynamic reconnection: The Geospace Environment Modeling challenge, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 106(A3), 3773 ( 2001).
9. Z. W. Ma, Bhattacharjee A, Sudden enhancement and partial disruption of thin current sheets in the magnetotail due to Hall MHD effects, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 25(17), 3277 (1998).
10. Z. W. Ma, Bhattacharjee A, Fast impulsive reconnection and current sheet intensification due to electron pressure gradients in semi-collisional plasmas, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 23(13) , 1673 (1996).

Zhi-Wei Ma


Postdoc. 1994~1996 University of Iowa, USA
Ph.D. 1989~1994 University of Alaska, USA
M.S. 1985~1988
Southwestern Institute of Physics
B.S. 1978~1982 Hangzhou University
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