Research Publications in Refereed Journals


  1. S. C. Hsu and P. M. Bellan, "Experimental Identification of the Kink Instability as a Poloidal Flux Amplification Mechanism for Coaxial Gun Spheromak Formation," Physical Review Letters 90, 215002 (2003) (pdf)

  2. S. C. Hsu and P. M. Bellan, "A Laboratory Plasma Experiment for Studying Magnetic Dynamics of Accretion Discs and Jets," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 334, 257 (2002) (pdf)

  3. S. C. Hsu and P. M. Bellan, "Study of Magnetic Helicity Injection Via Plasma Imaging Using a High-Speed Digital Camera," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 30, 10 (2002) (pdf)

  4. 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)

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

  6. 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)

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

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. S. C. Hsu, M. Artun, and S. C. Cowley, "Calculation and interpretation of analytic high-beta poloidal equilibria in finite aspect ratio tokamaks," Physics of Plasmas 3, 266 (1996) (pdf)


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