Papers

On this page, you will find the list of all the papers I have been involved in, published in the following journals:

Physics of Plasmas Journal of Geophysical Research Annales Geophysicae Comptes Rendus de Physique


2016
  • N. Aunai, M. Hesse, M. Kuznetsova Orientation of the X-line in asymmetric magnetic reconnection Journal of Plasma Physics, Volume 82, Issue 4, article id. 535820401, 15 pp http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022377816000647
2015
  • S. Toledo-Redondo, M. Andre, A. Vaivads, Y. Khotyaintsev, B. Lavraud, D. Graham, A. Divin, N. Aunai Cold ion heating at the dayside magnetopause during magnetic reconnection Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp. 58-66 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL067187
  • Nicolas Dorville, Gérard Belmont, Nicolas Aunai, Jérémy Dargent and Laurence Rezeau Asymmetric kinetic equilibria: Generalization of the BAS model for rotating magnetic profile and non-zero electric field Physics of Plasmas doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4930210
2014
  • M. Hesse, N. Aunai, D. Sibeck, J. Birn, On the electron diffusion region in planar, asymmetric, systems Geophysical Research Letters doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL061586
  • 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 Theory and Modeling for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Space Science Reviews doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0078-y
  • M. Hesse, N. Aunai, M. Kuznetsova, S. Zenitani, and J. Birn“Magnetic Reconnection in Different Environments: Similarities and Differences AGU Geophysical Monograph, in pres
  • R. Smets, N. Aunai, G. Belmont, C. Boniface, J. Fuchs. On the relationship between quadrupolar magnetic field and fast reconnection. Phys. Plasmas 21, 062111 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4885097
  • R. Smets, N. Aunai, G. Belmont, C. Boniface, J. Fuchs. On the relationship between quadrupolar magnetic field and fast reconnection. Phys. Plasmas 21, 062111 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4885097
  • M. Hesse, N. Aunai, M. Kuznetsova, S. Zenitani, J. Birn. Magnetic Reconnection in Different Environments: Similarities and Differences. Accepted in AGU Books
  • N. Dorville, G. Belmont, L. Rezeau, N. Aunai, A. Retino. BV technique for investigating 1-D interfaces Accepted in Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1002/2013JA018926 pdf
2013
  • N. Aunai, M. Hesse, M. Kuznetsova Electron nongyrotropy in the context of collisionless magnetic reconnection. Phys. Plasmas 20, 092903 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4820953
  • N. Aunai, M. Hesse, C. Black, R. Evans and M. Kuznetsova, Influence of the dissipation mechanism on collisionless magnetic reconnection in symmetric and asymmetric current layers. Phys. Plasmas 20, 042901 (2013); doi 10.1063/1.4795727 ArXiv pdf
  • N. Aunai, M. Hesse, S. Zenitani, M. Kuznetsova, C. Black, R. Evans and R. Smets, Comparison between hybrid and fully kinetic simulations of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: coplanar and guide field configurations. ArXiv pdf Phys. Plasmas 20, 022902 (2013) doi 10.1063/1.4792250
  • D.E. Wendel, D.K. Olson, M. Hesse, N. Aunai, M. Kuznetsova, H. Karimabadi, W. Daughton, and M. L. Adrian The Relation between Reconnected Flux, the Parallel Electric Field, and the Reconnection Rate in a Three-Dimensional Kinetic Simulation of Magnetic Reconnection Phys. Plasmas 20, 122105 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4833675
  • M. Hesse, N. Aunai, S. Zenitani, M. Kuznetsova and J. Birn. Aspects of collisionless magnetic reconnection in asymmetric systems., Phys. Plasmas, 20, 061210 (2013) http://link.aip.org/link/doi/10.1063/1.4811467
2012
  • R. Smets, G. Belmont, N. Aunai, Electric and magnetic contribution to spatial diffusion in collisionless plasmas, Phys. Plasmas, 19, 2012, doi:10.1063/1.4762845
  • G. Belmont, N. Aunai, R. Smets, Kinetic equilibrium for an asymmetric tangential layer, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp. 022108-022108-10 (2012), doi: 10.1063/1.3685707
2011
  • N. Aunai, G. Belmont, R. Smets, Energy budgets in collisionless magnetic reconnection : ion heating and bulk acceleration. Physics of Plasmas 18, 2011, doi 10.1063/1.3664320
  • N. Aunai, G. Belmont, R. Smets, The proton pressure tensor as a new proxy of the proton decoupling region in collisionless magnetic reconnection. Ann. Geophys., 29, 1571-1579, doi:10.5194/angeo-29-1571-2011, 2011.
  • N. Aunai, G. Belmont, and R. Smets (2011), Proton acceleration in antiparallel collisionless magnetic reconnection: Kinetic mechanisms behind the fluid dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 116(A), 09232, doi:10.1029/2011JA016688.
  • R. Smets, G. Belmont, N. Aunai, and L. Rezeau (2011), Plasma diffusion in self-consistent fluctuations, Phys. Plasmas, 18(1), 2310, doi:10.1063/1.3647558.
2010
  • N. Aunai, G. Belmont, and R. Smets (2011), Ion acceleration in antiparallel collisionless magnetic reconnection. Kinetic and fluid aspects. Comptes Rendus Physique de l’academie des sciences v. 12, iss. 2, p. 141-150, doi: 10.1016/j.crhy.2010.11.004