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


2017
  • Dargent J., Aunai, N., Lavraud B., Toledo-Redondo S.,Shay M., Cassak P., Malakit K. Kinetic simulation of asymmetric magnetic reconnection with cold ions Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Volume 122, Issue 5, pp. 5290-5306 DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JA023831
2016
  • Vernisse, Y. et al. Signatures of complex magnetic topologies from multiple reconnection sites induced by Kelvin-Helmholtz instability Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Volume 121, Issue 10, pp. 9926-9939 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JA023051
  • 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
  • Huang, S. Y. et al. MMS observations of ion-scale magnetic island in the magnetosheath turbulent plasma Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 43, Issue 15, pp. 7850-7858 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL070033
  • J. Dargent, N. Aunai, G. Belmont, N. Dorville, B. Lavraud and M. Hesse Full PIC simulations of kinetic equilibria and role of the initial current sheet on steady asymmetric magnetic reconnection Journal of Plasma Physics, Volume 82, Issue 3, article id. 905820305, 19 pp doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002237781600057X
  • Toledo-Redondo, Sergio et al. Cold ion demagnetization near the X-line of magnetic reconnection Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 43, Issue 13, pp. 6759-6767 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069877
  • Lavraud, B. et al. Currents and associated electron scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earth’s magnetopause Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 43, Issue 7, pp. 3042-3050 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL068359
  • 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
  • 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
2015
  • 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
  • Huang, S. Y.; Zhou, M.; Yuan, Z. G.; Fu, H. S.; He, J. S.; Sahraoui, F.; Aunai, N.; Deng, X. H.; Fu, S.; Pang, Y.; Wang, D. D. Kinetic simulations of secondary reconnection in the reconnection jet Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Volume 120, Issue 8, pp. 6188-6198 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JA020969
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, M. Kuznetsova, S. Zenitani, and J. Birn Magnetic Reconnection in Different Environments: Similarities and Differences AGU Geophysical Monograph
  • 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
  • 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