Cassak Group

The Cassak Group on May 23, 2013 (L to R) - Matt Beidler, Colin Komar, Rob Baylor, Luke Shepherd, Paul Cassak

Cassak Group NEWS!

July, 2016 - Chris Doss named a finalist for the 2016 American Physical Society (APS) Leroy Apker Award!

July, 2016 - Colin Komar named as a winner of the 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) Section's Basu United States Early Career Award For Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science!

June, 2016 - Colin Komar paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

April, 2016 - Chris Doss named one of 34 WVU Outstanding Seniors!

April, 2016 - Paul Cassak named Nath Outstanding Teacher for the WVU Honors College!

September, 2015 - Chris Doss paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

September, 2015 - Matthew Beidler earns his Ph.D.!

July, 2015 - Chris Doss earns second prize in the physical sciences division for best poster at the WVU Summer Undergraduate REsearch (SURE) Symposium!

June, 2015 - Paul Cassak wins a 2015 Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union for "significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist."

June, 2015 - Paul Cassak begins three year term on the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Steering Committee

April, 2015 - Colin Komar earns his Ph.D.!

January, 2015 - Colin Komar paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

September, 2014 - Space Weather exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia opens!

August, 2014 - Luke Shepherd earns his Ph.D.!

August, 2014 - Paul Cassak becomes a member of the AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy Advocacy Committee.

June, 2014 - Colin Komar awarded a Student Poster Award at the 2014 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop!

April, 2014 - Colin Komar awarded a NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.

September, 2013 - Luke Shepherd on paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters.

August, 2013 - Colin Komar paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

July, 2013 - Ray Fermo joins group as a postdoctoral researcher.

June, 2013 - Colin Komar awarded Honorable Mention for Student Poster Award at the 2013 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop.

May, 2013 - Colin Komar wins a NASA Community Coordinated Modeling (CCMC) Student Research Contest, first prize for outstanding magnetospheric research using CCMC resources!

April, 2013 - Matt Beidler wins a Student Poster Award at the 2013 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference!

April, 2013 - Luke Shepherd awarded a Solar Physics Division (SPD) Studentship Award.

April, 2013 - Colin Komar awarded a NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.

December, 2012 - Matt Beidler selected to attend the ITER International School 2012 in Gandhinagar, India.

October, 2012 - Luke Shepherd paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

July, 2012 - Matt Beidler selected to attend the 62nd Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.

June, 2012 - Paul Cassak gives Plenary Talk at the 2012 Geospace Environmental Modeling (GEM) Workshop.

May, 2012 - Rob Baylor accepted to attend 2012 Heliophysics Summer School.

April, 2012 - Matt Beidler gives an Invited Talk at the 2012 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference!

April, 2012 - Paul Cassak wins 2012 Outstanding Researcher Award from WVU's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

December, 2011 - Matt Beidler paper published in Physical Review Letters!

July, 2011 - Rob Baylor paper published in Astrophysical Journal.

August, 2010 - Paul Cassak receives NSF CAREER Award grant.

July, 2010 - Luke Shepherd paper published in Physical Review Letters!

August, 2009 - Paul Cassak gives Plenary Talk at the 2009 Solar, Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) Conference.

December, 2008 - Paul Cassak wins Fred L. Scarf Award from the Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for outstanding dissertation research in solar-planetary science.

Cassak Group Research Areas

Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics
Space Physics
Solar Physics
Stellar Physics
Space Weather
Fusion

Specific Areas of Interest

Magnetic Reconnection
Nonlinear Dynamics
Magnetic Energy Storage and Transport

Current Group Members


Paul Cassak
Associate Professor
Cassak Website


Milton Arencibia
Graduate Student

Past Group Members

Rob Baylor
Graduate Student


Matthew Beidler
Graduate Student
Beidler Website


Chris Doss
Undergraduate Student

Ray Fermo
Postdoctoral Researcher


Colin Komar
Graduate Student

Luke Shepherd
Graduate Student

Notable Publications

2017 Publications

"Local properties of magnetic reconnection in nonlinear resistive- and extended-magnetohydrodynamic toroidal simulations of the sawtooth crash",
M. T. Beidler, P. A. Cassak, S. Jardin, and N. Ferraro
Plasma Phys. Control Fusion, 59, 025007(2017), PDF Version

2016 Publications

"Observations of Hall reconnection physics far downstream of the X-line",
R. Mistry, J. P. Eastwood, C. C. Haggerty, M. A. Shay, T. D. Phan, H. Hietala, and P. A. Cassak
Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 185102 (2016), PDF Version

"Spacecraft observations and analytic theory of crescent-shaped electron distributions in asymmetric magnetic reconnection",
J. Egedal, A. Le, W. Daughton, B. Wetherton, P. A. Cassak, L.-J Chen, B. Lavraud, R. B. Torbert, J. Dorelli, D. J. Gershman, and L. A. Avanov
Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 185101 (2016), PDF Version

"Ion Larmor Radius Effects near a Reconnection X-line at the Magnetopause: THEMIS Observations and Simulation Comparison",
T. D. Phan, M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, J. T. Gosling, J. P. Eastwood, M. Fujimoto, K. Malakit, F. S. Mozer, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset and V. Angelopoulos
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8844 (2016), PDF Version

"Stable Reconnection at the Dusk Flank Magnetopause",
R. G. Gomez, S. K. Vines, S. A. Fuselier, P. A. Cassak, R. J. Strangeway, S. M. Petrinec, J. L. Burch, K. J. Trattner, C. T. Russell, R. B. Torbert, C. Pollock, D. T. Young, and W. S. Lewis
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 9374 (2016), PDF Version

"Particle-in-cell simulation study of the scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with in-plane flow shear",
C. E. Doss, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak
Phys. Plasmas, 23, 082107 (2016), PDF Version

"MMS observations of electron-scale filamentary currents in the reconnection exhaust and near the X-line",
T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, P. A. Cassak, M. Oieroset, J. T. Gosling, D. J. Gershman, F. S. Mozer, M. A. Shay, M. Fujimoto, W. Daughton, J. F. Drake, J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, R. E. Ergun, L. J. Chen, S. Wang, C. Pollock, J. C. Dorelli, B. Lavraud, B. L. Giles, T. E. Moore, Y. Saito, L. A. Avanov, W. Paterson, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, P. A. Lindqvist, M. Oka, and F. D. Wilder
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6060 (2016), PDF Version

"The Effects of Turbulence on Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause",
L. Price, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, J. T. Dahlin, and R. E. Ergun
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6020 (2016), PDF Version

"Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of Large-Amplitude, Parallel, Electrostatic Waves Associated with Magnetic Reconnection at the Magnetopause",
R. E. Ergun, J. C. Holmes, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, J. E Stawarz, S. Eriksson, D. L. Newman, S. J. Schwartz, M. V. Goldman, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, R. B. Torbert, M. Argall, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. L. Burch, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, J. J. C. Dorelli, L. Avanov, M. Hesse, L. J. Chen, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, A. Retino, T. D. Phan, J. P. Eastwood, M. Oieroset, J. Drake, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, R. Nakamura, M. Zhou, M. Ashour-Abdalla, M. Andre
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5626 (2016), PDF Version

"MMS Observations of Parallel Electric Fields Associated with Magnetic Reconnection",
R. E. Ergun, K. A. Goodrich, F. D. Wilder, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, S. Eriksson, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, R. B. Torbert, P.-A. Lindqvist, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. L. Burch, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, M. Hesse, L. J. Chen, G. Lapenta, M. V. Goldman, D. L. Newman, S. J. Schwartz, J. P. Eastwood, T. D. Phan, F. S. Mozer, J. Drake, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, R. Nakamura, and G. Marklund
Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 235102 (2016), PDF Version

"Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of the Electron Diffusion Region of Large Guide Field Magnetic Reconnection",
S. Eriksson, F. D. Wilder, R. E. Ergun, S. J. Schwartz, P. A. Cassak, J. L. Burch, L.-J. Chen, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, B. Lavraud, K. A. Goodrich, J. C. Holmes, J. E. Stawarz, A. P. Sturner, D. M. Malaspina, M. E. Usanova, K. J. Trattner, R. J. Strangeway, C. T. Russell, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, M. Hesse, P.-A. Lindqvist, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, R. Nakamura, and G. T. Marklund
Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 015001 (2016), PDF Version

"The local dayside reconnection rate for oblique interplanetary magnetic fields",
C. M. Komar and P. A. Cassak
J. Geophys. Res., 121, 5105 (2016), PDF Version

"Electron-Scale Measurements of Magnetic Reconnection in Space",
J. L. Burch, R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, L.-J. Chen, T. E. Moore, R. E. Ergun, J. P. Eastwood, D. J. Gershman, P. A. Cassak, M. R. Argall, S. Wang, M. Hesse, C. J. Pollock, B. L. Giles, R. Nakamura, B. H. Mauk, S. A. Fuselier, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, Yu. V. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, G. Marklund, F. D. Wilder, D. T. Young, K. Torkar, J. Goldstein, J. C. Dorelli, L. A. Avanov, M. Oka, D. N. Baker, A. N. Jaynes, K. A. Goodrich, I. J. Cohen, D. L. Turner, J. F. Fennell, J. B. Blake, J. Clemmons, M. Goldman, D. Newman, S. M. Petrinec, K. J. Trattner, B. Lavraud, P. H. Reiff, W. Baumjohann, W. Magnes, M. Steller, W. Lewis, Y. Saito, V. Coffey and M. Chandler
Science, 352, 6290 (2016), PDF Version

"Ion-scale secondary flux-ropes generated by magnetopause reconnection as resolved by MMS",
J. P. Eastwood, T. D. Phan, P. A. Cassak, D. J. Gershman, C. Haggerty, K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, R. Mistry, M. Oieroset, C. T. Russell, J. A. Slavin, M. R. Argall, L. A. Avanov, J. L. Burch, L. J. Chen, J. C. Dorelli, R. E. Ergun, B. L. Giles, Y. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, P. A. Lindqvist, T. E. Moore, R. Nakamura, W. Paterson, C. Pollock, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, and S. Wang
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4716 (2016), PDF Version

"Kinetic signatures of the region surrounding the X-line in asymmetric (magnetopause) reconnection",
M. A. Shay, T. D. Phan, C. C. Haggerty, M. Fujimoto, J. F. Drake, K. Malakit, P. A. Cassak, and M. Swisdak
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4145 (2016), PDF Version

"MMS observation of Hall currents and associated electron scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earth’s magnetopause",
B. Lavraud, Y. C. Zhang, Y. Vernisse, D. J. Gershman, J. Dorelli, P. A. Cassak, J. Dargent, C. Pollock, B. Giles, N. Aunai, M. Argall, L. Avanov, A. Barrie, J. Burch, M. Chandler, L.-J. Chen, G. Clark, I. Cohen, V. Coffey, J. P. Eastwood, J. Egedal, S. Eriksson, R. Ergun, C. J. Farrugia, S. A. Fuselier, V. Genot, D. Graham, E. Grigorenko, H. Hasegawa, C. Jacquey, I. Kacem, Y. Khotyaintsev, E. MacDonald, W. Magnes, A. Marchaudon, B. Mauk, T. E. Moore, T. Mukai, R. Nakamura, W. Paterson, E. Penou, T. D. Phan, A. Rager, A. Retino, Z. J. Rong, C. T. Russell, Y. Saito, J.-A. Sauvaud, S. J. Schwartz, C. Shen, S. Smith, R. Strangeway, S. Toledo-Redondo, R. Torbert, D. L. Turner, S. Wang, and S. Yokota
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3042 (2016), PDF Version

"Subsolar Magnetopause Observation and Kinetic Simulation of a Tripolar Guide-Magnetic Field Perturbation Consistent with a Magnetic Island",
S. Eriksson, P. A. Cassak, A. Retino, and F. Mozer, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3035 (2016), PDF Version

"Theory and Modeling for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission",
M. Hesse, N. Aunai, J. Birn, P. Cassak, R. E. Denton, J. F. Drake, T. Gombosi, M. Hoshino, W. Matthaeus, D. Sibeck, and S. Zenitani,
Space Sci. Rev., 199 ,557, 2016, PDF Version

"Inside the Black Box - Magnetic Reconnection and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission (Featured Article)",
P. A. Cassak, Space Weather, 14, 186 (2016) (Open Access), PDF Version

"Magnetospheric ion influence on magnetic reconnection at the duskside magnetopause",
S. A. Fuselier, J. L. Burch, P. A. Cassak, J. Goldstein, R. G. Gomez, K. Goodrich, W. S. Lewis, D. Malaspina, J. Mukherjee, R. Nakamura, S. M. Petrinec, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, R. B. Torbert, K. J. Trattner, P. Valek, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1435 (2016), PDF Version

"Separator Reconnection at the Magnetopause for Predominantly Northward and Southward IMF: techniques and results",
A. Glocer, J. Dorelli, G. Toth, C. M. Komar, and P. A. Cassak, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 140 (2016), PDF Version

2015 Publications

"Asymmetric magnetic reconnection with a flow shear and applications to the magnetopause",
C. E. Doss, C. M. Komar, P. A. Cassak, F. D. Wilder, S. Eriksson, and J. F. Drake,
J. Geophys. Res., 120, 7748, 2015, PDF Version

"Fast Magnetic Reconnection Due to Anisotropic Electron Pressure",
P. A. Cassak, R. N. Baylor, R. L. Fermo, M. T. Beidler, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and H. Karimabadi,
Phys. Plasmas, 22, 020705, 2015, PDF Version

"Comparative analysis of dayside magnetic reconnection models in global magnetosphere simulations",
C. M. Komar, R. L. Fermo, and P. A. Cassak,
J. Geophys. Res., 120, 276, 2015, PDF Version

2014 Publications

"Observation of a Retreating X-Line and Magnetic Islands Poleward of the Cusp During Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field Conditions",
F. D. Wilder, S. Eriksson, K. J. Trattner, P. A. Cassak, S. A. Fuselier and B. Lybekk,
J. Geophys. Res., 119, 9643, 2014, PDF Version

"Electron Heating During Magnetic Reconnection: A Simulation Scaling Study",
M. A. Shay, C. C. Haggerty, T. D. Phan, J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, P. Wu, M. Oieroset, M. Swisdak, and K. Malakit,
Phys. Plasmas, 21, 122902, 2014, PDF Version

"On the 3-D structure and dissipation of reconnection-driven flow-bursts",
J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, P. A. Cassak, and T.-D. Phan,
Geophys. Rev. Lett, 41, 3710, 2014, PDF Version

2013 Publications

"A New Electric Field in Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection",
K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and D. Ruffolo,
Phys. Rev. Lett, 111, 135001, 2013, PDF Version

"On the Cause of Supra-Arcade Downflows in Solar Flares",
P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, J. T. Gosling, T.-D. Phan, M. A. Shay, and L. S. Shepherd,
Ap. J. Lett., 775, L14, 2013, PDF Version

"Tracing magnetic separators and their dependence on IMF clock angle in global magnetospheric simulations",
C. M. Komar, P. A. Cassak, J. C. Dorelli, A. Glocer and M. M. Kuznetsova,
J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4998, 2013, PDF Version

"Spontaneous Ion Beam Formation in the Laboratory, Space, and Simulation",
J. Carr Jr., P. A. Cassak, M. Galante, A. M. Keesee, G. Lusk, R. M. Magee, D. McCarren, E. E. Scime, S. Sears, R. Vandervort, N. Gulbrandsen, M. Goldman, D. Newman and J. P. Eastwood,
Phys. Plasmas, 20, 072118, 2013, PDF Version

"On Phase Diagrams of Magnetic Reconnection",
P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake,
Phys. Plasmas, 20, 061207, 2013, PDF Version

2012 Publications

"Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates, Secondary Islands and Onset",
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay,
Space. Sci. Rev., 172, 283, 2012, PDF Version

"Guide Field Dependence of 3D X-line Spreading During Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection",
L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak,
J. Geophys. Res., 117, A10101, 2012, PDF Version

"Reconnection events in two-dimensional Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence",
S. Donato, S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, V. Carbone, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and W. H. Matthaeus,
Phys. Plasmas, 19, 092307, 2012, PDF Version

2011 Publications

"Model for Incomplete Reconnection in Sawtooth Crashes",
M. T. Beidler and P. A. Cassak,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 255002, 2011, PDF Version

"Magnetic reconnection as an element of turbulence",
S. Servidio, P. Dmitruk, A. Greco, M. Wan, S. Donato, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, V. Carbone, and W. H. Matthaeus,
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 18, 675, 2011, PDF Version

"Theory and Simulations of the Scaling of Magnetic Reconnection with Symmetric Shear Flow",
P. A. Cassak,
Phys. Plasmas, 18, 072106, 2011, PDF Version

"Scaling of the Magnetic Reconnection Rate with Symmetric Shear Flow",
P. A. Cassak and A. Otto,
Phys. Plasmas, 18, 074501, 2011, PDF Version

"Estimates of Densities and Filling Factors from a Cooling Time Analysis of Solar Microflares Observed with RHESSI",
R. N. Baylor, P. A. Cassak, S. Christe, I. G. Hannah, Sam Krucker, D. J. Mullan, M. A. Shay, H. S. Hudson, and R. P. Lin,
Ap. J., 736, 75, 2011, PDF Version

"Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates, Secondary Islands and Onset",
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay,
Space Sci. Rev., doi:10.1007/s11212-001-9755-2, PDF Version

2010 Publications

"Three-dimensional simulations of the orientation and structure of reconnection X-lines",
R. Schreier, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, and P. A. Cassak,
Phys. Plasmas, 17, 110704, 2010, PDF Version

"Scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Kinetic particle-in-cell simulations",
K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak, and C. Bard,
J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10223, 2010, PDF Version

"Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction",
N. A. Murphy, C. R. Sovinec, and P. A. Cassak,
J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09206, 2010, PDF Version

"Comparison of secondary islands in collisional reconnection to Hall reconnection",
L. S. Shepherd and P. A. Cassak,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 015004, 2010, PDF Version

"A saddle-node bifurcation model of magnetic reconnection onset",
P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake,
Phys. Plasmas, 17, 062105, 2010, PDF Version

"Statistics of Magnetic Reconnection in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence",
S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. Dmitruk, P. A. Cassak, and M. Wan,
Phys. Plasmas, 17, 032315, 2010, PDF Version

2009 Publications

"Scaling of Sweet-Parker Reconnection with Secondary Islands",
P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake,
Phys. Plasmas, 16, 120702, 2009, PDF Version

"The Impact of Microscopic Magnetic Reconnection on Pre-Flare Energy Storage",
P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake,
Ap. J. Lett., 707, L158, 2009, PDF Version

"A magnetic reconnection mechanism for ion acceleration and abundance enhancement in impulsive flares",
J. F. Drake, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, M. Swisdak, and E. Quataert,
Ap. J. Lett., 700, L16, 2009, PDF Version

"Ion Heating Resulting from Pickup in Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts",
J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, T. D. Phan, P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, S. Lepri, R. P. Lin, E. Quataert and T. H. Zurbuchen,
J. Geophys. Res., 114, A05111, 2009, PDF Version

"The Hall effect in magnetic reconnection: Hybrid vs. Hall-less hybrid simulations",
K. Malakit, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and J. F. Drake,
Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L07107, 2009, PDF Version

"Kinetic dissipation and anisotropic heating in a turbulent collisionless plasma",
T. N. Parashar, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and W. H. Matthaeus,
Phys. Plasmas, 16, 032310, 2009, PDF Version

"Structure of the Dissipation Region in Fluid Simulations of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection",
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay,
Phys. Plasmas, 16, 055704, 2009, PDF Version

"Magnetic Reconnection in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence",
S. Servidio, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, P. A. Cassak and P. Dmitruk,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 115003, 2009, PDF Version

2008 Publications

"The Scaling of Asymmetric Hall Reconnection",
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay,
Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19102, 2008, PDF Version

"From Solar and Stellar Flares to Coronal Heating: Theory and Observations of How Magnetic Reconnection Regulates Coronal Conditions"
P. A. Cassak, D. J. Mullan and M. A. Shay,
Ap. J. Lett., 676, L69-L72, 2008, March 20, PDF Version

2007 Publications

"Scaling of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection: General Theory and Collisional Simulations"
P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay,
Phys. Plasmas, 14, 102114 (2007), PDF Version

"Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection"
P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay and B. Eckhardt,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 215001 (2007), PDF Version

"Catastrophic Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection with a Guide Field,"
P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay
Phys. Plasmas, 14, 054502 (2007), PDF Version

2006 Publications

"A Model for Spontaneous Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection,"
P. A. Cassak, J. F. Drake, and M. A. Shay,
Ap. J., 644, L145-L148, 2006 June 20, PDF Version

2005 Publications

"Catastrophe Model for Fast Magnetic Reconnection Onset,"
P. A. Cassak, M. A. Shay, and J. F. Drake,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 235002 (2005), PDF Version


Last updated: December 31, 2016