Li-Jen Chen

Li-Jen Chen

  • RESEARCH AST, FIELDS AND PARTICLES
  • 301.286.5358
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 673
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    2018 – Present: Research Astrophysicist, Heliophysics Science Division/NASA GSFC

    2014 – 2018: Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Department of Astronomy/University of Maryland/GSFC

    2006 – 2014: Research Scientist III, Research assistant professor, Research associate professor, Department of Physics and Space Science Center/University of New Hampshire

    2002 – 2006: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Iowa

    Research Interests

    Research Interests

    Li-Jen's research interests embrace the fundamental plasma physics in naturally occurring plasmas. The primary focus has been magnetic reconnection, shocks, and solitary waves. These topics concern the nonlinear dynamics of fully kinetic plasmas in systems without effective collisions such as planetary magnetospheres, the solar wind, and the solar corona.

    Awards


    • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2020, APS)
    • NASA Agency Honor Award - Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (2020, NASA)
    • Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Science (2019, NASA/GSFC)
    • Dean’s Distinguished Research Scientist (2018,The University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences)


    Publications

    Refereed

    Zou, Y., B. M. Walsh, L. Chen, et al. J. Ng, X. Shi, C. Wang, L. R. Lyons, J. Liu, V. Angelopoulos, K. A. McWilliams, and J. Michael Ruohoniemi. 2022. "Unsteady Magnetopause Reconnection Under Quasi‐Steady Solar Wind Driving." Geophysical Research Letters, 49 (1): [10.1029/2021gl096583]

    Kolstø, H. M., C. Norgren, M. Hesse, et al. L. Chen, P. Tenfjord, S. F. Spinnangr, and N. Kwagala. 2021. "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of an Expanding Oxygen Wave in Magnetic Reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (19): [10.1029/2021gl095065]

    Ng, J., L.-J. Chen, and Y. A. Omelchenko. 2021. "Bursty magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause triggered by high-speed jets." Physics of Plasmas, 28 (9): 092902 [10.1063/5.0054394]

    Schwartz, S. J., R. Ergun, H. Kucharek, et al. L. Wilson, L. Chen, K. Goodrich, D. Turner, I. Gingell, H. Madanian, D. Gershman, and R. Strangeway. 2021. "Evaluating the deHoffmann‐Teller Cross‐Shock Potential at Real Collisionless Shocks." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126 (8): e2021JA029295 [10.1029/2021ja029295]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, J. Ng, et al. N. Bessho, G. Le, S. F. Fung, D. J. Gershman, and B. L. Giles. 2021. "A statistical study of three-second foreshock ULF waves observed by the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission." Physics of Plasmas, 28 (8): 082901 [10.1063/5.0055972]

    Shuster, J. R., D. J. Gershman, J. C. Dorelli, et al. B. L. Giles, S. Wang, N. Bessho, L.-J. Chen, P. Cassak, S. Schwartz, R. Denton, V. Uritsky, W. R. Paterson, C. Schiff, A. Vinas, J. Ng, L. A. Avanov, D. da Silva, and R. Torbert. 2021. "Structures in the terms of the Vlasov equation observed at Earth’s magnetopause." Nature Physics, [10.1038/s41567-021-01280-6]

    Madanian, H., S. J. Schwartz, S. A. Fuselier, et al. D. Burgess, D. L. Turner, L.-J. Chen, M. I. Desai, and M. J. Starkey. 2021. "Direct Evidence for Magnetic Reflection of Heavy Ions from High Mach Number Collisionless Shocks." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 915 (1): L19 [10.3847/2041-8213/ac0aee]

    Omelchenko, Y. A., L. Chen, and J. Ng. 2021. "3D Space‐Time Adaptive Hybrid Simulations of Magnetosheath High‐Speed Jets." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126 (7): [10.1029/2020ja029035]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, J. Ng, N. Bessho, and M. Hesse. 2021. "Lower-hybrid drift waves and their interaction with plasmas in a 3D symmetric reconnection simulation with zero guide field." Physics of Plasmas, 28 (7): 072102 [10.1063/5.0054626]

    Chen, L., J. Ng, Y. Omelchenko, and S. Wang. 2021. "Magnetopause Reconnection and Indents Induced by Foreshock Turbulence." Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (11): [10.1029/2021gl093029]

    Lin, Y., X. Y. Wang, M. Fok, et al. N. Buzulukova, J. D. Perez, L. Cheng, and L. Chen. 2021. "Magnetotail‐Inner Magnetosphere Transport Associated With Fast Flows Based on Combined Global‐Hybrid and CIMI Simulation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126 (3): [10.1029/2020ja028405]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, and V. Roytershteyn. 2021. "The Discrepancy Between Simulation and Observation of Electric Fields in Collisionless Shocks." Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 7 (592634): 14 [10.3389/fspas.2020.592634]

    Chen, L., S. Wang, J. Ng, et al. N. Bessho, J. Tang, S. F. Fung, G. Le, D. Gershman, B. Giles, C. T. Russell, R. Torbert, and J. Burch. 2021. "Solitary Magnetic Structures at Quasi‐Parallel Collisionless Shocks: Formation." Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (1): [10.1029/2020gl090800]

    Balachandran, R., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, and M.-C. H. Fok. 2021. "Correlating the interplanetary factors to distinguish extreme and major geomagnetic storms." Earth and Planetary Physics, 5 (2): 1-7 [10.26464/epp2021015]

    Ng, J., L. Chen, A. Le, et al. A. Stanier, S. Wang, and N. Bessho. 2020. "Lower‐Hybrid‐Drift Vortices in the Electron‐Scale Magnetic Reconnection Layer." Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (22): [10.1029/2020gl090726]

    Wang, S., L. Chen, J. Ng, et al. N. Bessho, G. Le, S. F. Fung, D. J. Gershman, and B. L. Giles. 2020. "A Case Study of Nonresonant Mode 3‐s ULF Waves Observed by MMS." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (11): [10.1029/2020ja028557]

    Bessho, N., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. M. Hesse, L. B. Wilson, and J. Ng. 2020. "Magnetic reconnection and kinetic waves generated in the Earth's quasi-parallel bow shock." Physics of Plasmas, 27 (9): 092901 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1063/5.0012443]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, N. Bessho, et al. M. Hesse, L. B. Wilson, R. Denton, J. Ng, B. Giles, R. Torbert, and J. Burch. 2020. "Ion-scale Current Structures in Short Large-amplitude Magnetic Structures." The Astrophysical Journal, 898 (121): 13 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3847/1538-4357/ab9b8b]

    Chen, L.-J., S. Wang, O. Le Contel, et al. A. Rager, M. Hesse, J. Drake, J. Dorelli, J. Ng, N. Bessho, D. Graham, L. B. Wilson, T. Moore, B. Giles, W. Paterson, B. Lavraud, K. Genestreti, R. Nakamura, Y. Khotyaintsev, R. Ergun, R. Torbert, J. Burch, C. Pollock, C. Russell, P.-A. Lindqvist, and L. Avanov. 2020. "Lower-Hybrid Drift Waves Driving Electron Nongyrotropic Heating and Vortical Flows in a Magnetic Reconnection Layer." Physical Review Letters, 125 (2): 025103 [10.1103/physrevlett.125.025103]

    Ng, J., L. Chen, A. Hakim, and A. Bhattacharjee. 2020. "Reconstruction of Electron and Ion Distribution Functions in a Magnetotail Reconnection Diffusion Region." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (7): [10.1029/2020ja027879]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2020. "Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. III. Analysis." The Astrophysical Journal, 893 (22): 21 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab7d39]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2019. "Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. II. Statistics." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 245 (24): 29 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3847/1538-4365/ab5445]

    Bessho, N., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, M. Hesse, and L. B. Wilson. 2019. "Magnetic reconnection in a quasi-parallel shock: two-dimensional local particle-in-cell simulation." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (16): 9352-9361 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2019GL083397]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2019. "Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. I. Methodology and Data Product." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 243 (8): 26 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3847/1538-4365/ab22bd]

    Chen, L., S. Wang, M. Hesse, et al. R. E. Ergun, T. Moore, B. Giles, N. Bessho, C. Russell, J. Burch, R. B. Torbert, K. J. Genestreti, W. Paterson, C. Pollock, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, R. Strangeway, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, and P. Lindqvist. 2019. "Electron Diffusion Regions in Magnetotail Reconnection Under Varying Guide Fields." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (12): 6230-6238 [10.1029/2019gl082393]

    Shuster, J. R., D. J. Gershman, L. Chen, et al. S. Wang, N. Bessho, J. C. Dorelli, D. E. Silva, B. L. Giles, W. R. Paterson, R. E. Denton, S. J. Schwartz, C. Norgren, F. D. Wilder, P. A. Cassak, M. Swisdak, V. Uritsky, C. Schiff, A. C. Rager, S. Smith, L. A. Avanov, and A. F. Viñas. 2019. "MMS Measurements of the Vlasov Equation: Probing the Electron Pressure Divergence Within Thin Current Sheets." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (14): 7862-7872 [10.1029/2019gl083549]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2019. "Supplement to: Electron energy partition across interplanetary shocks." Zenodo, 28: 75806 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5281/zenodo.2875806]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, N. Bessho, et al. M. Hesse, L. B. Wilson, B. Giles, T. E. Moore, C. T. Russell, R. B. Torbert, and J. L. Burch. 2019. "Observational Evidence of Magnetic Reconnection in the Terrestrial Bow Shock Transition Region." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (2): 562-570 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018gl080944]

    Torbert, R. B., J. L. Burch, T. D. Phan, et al. M. Hesse, M. R. Argall, J. Shuster, R. E. Ergun, L. Alm, R. Nakamura, K. J. Genestreti, D. J. Gershman, W. R. Paterson, D. L. Turner, I. Cohen, B. L. Giles, C. J. Pollock, S. Wang, L.-J. Chen, J. E. Stawarz, J. P. Eastwood, K. J. Hwang, C. Farrugia, I. Dors, H. Vaith, C. Mouikis, A. Ardakani, B. H. Mauk, S. A. Fuselier, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, T. E. Moore, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, W. Baumjohann, F. D. Wilder, N. Ahmadi, J. C. Dorelli, L. A. Avanov, M. Oka, D. N. Baker, J. F. Fennell, J. B. Blake, A. N. Jaynes, O. Le Contel, S. M. Petrinec, B. Lavraud, and Y. Saito. 2018. "Electron-scale dynamics of the diffusion region during symmetric magnetic reconnection in space." Science, 362 (6421): 1391-1395 [10.1126/science.aat2998]

    Yamada, M., L.-J. Chen, J. Yoo, et al. S. Wang, W. Fox, J. Jara-Almonte, H. Ji, W. Daughton, A. Le, J. Burch, B. Giles, M. Hesse, T. Moore, and R. Torbert. 2018. "The two-fluid dynamics and energetics of the asymmetric magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space plasmas." Nature Communications, 9 (1): 5223 [10.1038/s41467-018-07680-2]

    Chen, L.-J., S. Wang, L. Wilson, et al. S. Schwartz, N. Bessho, T. Moore, D. Gershman, B. Giles, D. Malaspina, F. Wilder, R. Ergun, M. Hesse, H. Lai, C. Russell, R. Strangeway, R. Torbert, A. F.-Vinas, J. Burch, S. Lee, C. Pollock, J. Dorelli, W. Paterson, N. Ahmadi, K. Goodrich, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, Y. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, S. Boardsen, H. Wei, A. Le, and L. Avanov. 2018. "Electron Bulk Acceleration and Thermalization at Earth’s Quasiperpendicular Bow Shock." Physical Review Letters, 120 (22): 225101 [10.1103/physrevlett.120.225101]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, M. Hesse, et al. L. B. Wilson, N. Bessho, D. J. Gershman, R. E. Ergun, T. D. Phan, J. L. Burch, J. C. Dorelli, B. Giles, R. B. Torbert, C. J. Pollock, C. T. Russell, R. Strangeway, L. Avanov, B. Lavraud, and T. E. Moore. 2017. "Parallel electron heating in the magnetospheric inflow region." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (10): 4384-4392 [10.1002/2017gl073404]

    Chen, L.-J., M. Hesse, S. Wang, et al. D. Gershman, R. E. Ergun, J. Burch, N. Bessho, R. B. Torbert, B. Giles, J. Webster, C. Pollock, J. Dorelli, T. Moore, W. Paterson, B. Lavraud, R. Strangeway, C. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, and L. Avanov. 2017. "Electron diffusion region during magnetopause reconnection with an intermediate guide field: Magnetospheric multiscale observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (5): 5235-5246 [10.1002/2017ja024004]

    Shuster, J. R., M. R. Argall, R. B. Torbert, et al. L. Chen, C. J. Farrugia, L. Alm, S. Wang, W. Daughton, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, C. T. Russell, J. L. Burch, and C. J. Pollock. 2017. "Hodographic approach for determining spacecraft trajectories through magnetic reconnection diffusion regions." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (4): 1625-1633 [10.1002/2017gl072570]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, M. Hesse, et al. N. Bessho, D. J. Gershman, J. Dorelli, B. Giles, R. B. Torbert, C. J. Pollock, R. Strangeway, R. E. Ergun, J. L. Burch, L. Avanov, B. Lavraud, T. E. Moore, and Y. Saito. 2016. "Two-scale ion meandering caused by the polarization electric field during asymmetric reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (15): 7831–7839 [10.1002/2016gl069842]

    Chen, L.-J., M. Hesse, S. Wang, et al. D. Gershman, R. Ergun, C. Pollock, R. Torbert, N. Bessho, W. Daughton, J. Dorelli, B. Giles, R. Strangeway, C. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. Burch, T. Moore, B. Lavraud, T. Phan, and L. Avanov. 2016. "Electron energization and mixing observed by MMS in the vicinity of an electron diffusion region during magnetopause reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (12): 6036-6043 [10.1002/2016gl069215]

    Burch, J. L., R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, et al. 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, Y. 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. 2016. "Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space." Science, 352 (6290): aaf2939 [10.1126/science.aaf2939]

    Lavraud, B., Y. C. Zhang, Y. Vernisse, et al. 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. Génot, 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. 2016. "Currents and associated electron scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earth's magnetopause." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (7): 3042–3050 [10.1002/2016gl068359]

    Chen, L., M. Hesse, S. Wang, N. Bessho, and W. Daughton. 2016. "Electron energization and structure of the diffusion region during asymmetric reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (6): 2405-2412 [10.1002/2016gl068243]

    Hesse, M., Y. Liu, L. Chen, et al. N. Bessho, M. M. Kuznetsova, J. Birn, and J. L. Burch. 2016. "On the electron diffusion region in asymmetric reconnection with a guide magnetic field." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (6): 2359-2364 [10.1002/2016gl068373]

    Shuster, J. R., L.-J. Chen, M. Hesse, et al. M. R. Argall, W. Daughton, R. B. Torbert, and N. Bessho. 2015. "Spatiotemporal evolution of electron characteristics in the electron diffusion region of magnetic reconnection: Implications for acceleration and heating." Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (8): 2586-2593 [10.1002/2015gl063601]

    Shuster, J. R., L.-J. Chen, W. S. Daughton, et al. L. C. Lee, K. H. Lee, N. Bessho, R. B. Torbert, G. Li, and M. R. Argall. 2014. "Highly structured electron anisotropy in collisionless reconnection exhausts." Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (15): 5389-5395 [10.1002/2014gl060608]

    Chen, L.-J., W. Daughton, A. Bhattacharjee, et al. R. B. Torbert, V. Roytershteyn, and N. Bessho. 2012. "In-plane electric fields in magnetic islands during collisionless magnetic reconnection." Physics of Plasmas, 19 (11): 112902 [10.1063/1.4767645]

    Lefebvre, B., L.-J. Chen, W. Gekelman, et al. P. Kintner, J. Pickett, P. Pribyl, and S. Vincena. 2011. "Debye-scale solitary structures measured in a beam-plasma laboratory experiment." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 18 (1): 41-47 [10.5194/npg-18-41-2011]

    Chen, L.-J., W. S. Daughton, B. Lefebvre, and R. B. Torbert. 2011. "The inversion layer of electric fields and electron phase-space-hole structure during two-dimensional collisionless magnetic reconnection." Physics of Plasmas, 18 (1): 012904 [10.1063/1.3529365]

    Lefebvre, B., L.-J. Chen, W. Gekelman, et al. P. Kintner, J. Pickett, P. Pribyl, S. Vincena, F. Chiang, and J. Judy. 2010. "Laboratory Measurements of Electrostatic Solitary Structures Generated by Beam Injection." Physical Review Letters, 105 (11): 115001 [10.1103/physrevlett.105.115001]

    Pickett, J. S., L.-J. Chen, O. Santolík, et al. S. Grimald, B. Lavraud, O. P. Verkhoglyadova, B. T. Tsurutani, B. Lefebvre, A. Fazakerley, G. S. Lakhina, S. S. Ghosh, B. Grison, P. M. Décréau, D. A. Gurnett, R. Torbert, N. Cornilleau-Wehrlin, I. Dandouras, and E. Lucek. 2009. "Electrostatic solitary waves in current layers: from Cluster observations during a super-substorm to beam experiments at the LAPD." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 16 (3): 431-442 [10.5194/npg-16-431-2009]

    Chen, L.-J., N. Bessho, B. Lefebvre, et al. H. Vaith, A. Asnes, O. Santolik, A. Fazakerley, P. Puhl-Quinn, A. Bhattacharjee, Y. Khotyaintsev, P. Daly, and R. Torbert. 2009. "Multispacecraft observations of the electron current sheet, neighboring magnetic islands, and electron acceleration during magnetotail reconnection." Physics of Plasmas, 16 (5): 056501 [10.1063/1.3112744]

    Chen, L.-J., N. Bessho, B. Lefebvre, et al. H. Vaith, A. Fazakerley, A. Bhattacharjee, P. A. Puhl-Quinn, A. Runov, Y. Khotyaintsev, A. Vaivads, E. Georgescu, and R. Torbert. 2008. "Evidence of an extended electron current sheet and its neighboring magnetic island during magnetotail reconnection." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 113 (A12): [10.1029/2008ja013385]

    Chen, L.-J., A. Bhattacharjee, P. A. Puhl-Quinn, et al. H. Yang, N. Bessho, S. Imada, S. Mühlbachler, P. W. Daly, B. Lefebvre, Y. Khotyaintsev, A. Vaivads, A. Fazakerley, and E. Georgescu. 2007. "Observation of energetic electrons within magnetic islands." Nature Physics, 4 (1): 19-23 [10.1038/nphys777]

    Williams, J. D., L.-J. Chen, W. S. Kurth, D. A. Gurnett, and M. K. Dougherty. 2006. "Electrostatic solitary structures observed at Saturn." Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (6): L06103 [10.1029/2005gl024532]

    Pickett, J. S., L.-J. Chen, D. A. Gurnett, et al. J. M. Swanner, O. Santolik, P. M. Decreau, C. Beghin, D. Sundkvist, B. Lefebvre, M. L. Goldstein, B. Lavraud, E. Lucek, R. Kessel, G. S. Lakhina, S. V. Singh, R. V. Reddy, H. Reme, and A. Fazakerley. 2006. "Shedding new light on solitary waves observed in space." Cluster and Double Star Symposium, 598:

    Williams, J. D., L.-J. Chen, W. S. Kurth, et al. D. A. Gurnett, M. K. Dougherty, and A. M. Rymer. 2005. "Electrostatic solitary structures associated with the November 10, 2003, interplanetary shock at 8.7 AU." Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (17): [10.1029/2005gl023079]

    Pickett, J. S., L.-J. Chen, S. W. Kahler, et al. O. Santolík, M. L. Goldstein, B. Lavraud, P. M. Décréau, R. Kessel, E. Lucek, G. S. Lakhina, B. T. Tsurutani, D. A. Gurnett, N. Cornilleau-Wehrlin, A. Fazakerley, H. Rème, and A. Balogh. 2005. "On the generation of solitary waves observed by Cluster in the near-Earth magnetosheath." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 12 (2): 181-193 [10.5194/npg-12-181-2005]

    Chen, L.-J., C. Kletzing, S. Hu, and S. Bounds. 2005. "Auroral electron dispersion below inverted-V energies: Resonant deceleration and acceleration by Alfvén waves." Journal of Geophysical Research, 110 (A10): A10S13 [10.1029/2005ja011168]

    Chen, L.-J., D. J. Thouless, and J.-M. Tang. 2004. "Bernstein–Greene–Kruskal solitary waves in three-dimensional magnetized plasma." Physical Review E, 69 (5): 055401 [10.1103/physreve.69.055401]

    Chen, L.-J., A. Bhattacharjee, K. Sigsbee, et al. G. Parks, M. Fillingim, and R. Lin. 2003. "Wind observations pertaining to current disruption and ballooning instability during substorms." Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (6): [10.1029/2002gl016317]

    Chen, L.-J., and G. K. Parks. 2002. "BGK electron solitary waves in 3D magnetized plasma." Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (9): 45-1-45-4 [10.1029/2001gl013385]

    Chen, L.-J., and G. Parks. 2002. "BGK electron solitary waves: 1D and 3D." Nonlinear Processes in Geophys., 9 (2): 111.

    Chen, L.-J., G. K. Parks, M. McCarthy, D. Larson, and R. P. Lin. 2000. "Kinetic properties of bursty bulk flow events." Geophysical Research Letters, 27 (13): 1847-1850 [10.1029/1999gl000009]

    Selected Public Outreach

    Outreach 2017 - Present

    Speaker for the Outdoor Afro group (Where Black People & Nature Meet), Magnetic explosions at our home planet and accreting black holes, U. of Maryland Observatory, November, 2017

    Speaker, Magnetic explosions at our home planet and accreting black holes, U. of Maryland Observatory Public Open House, November, 2017

    Presenter in a Second-Grade Classroom, All about Aurora, Kensington Parkwood Elementary, 11/17/2017

    Live interview, MMS and the magnetosphere, NASA Edge, 2018

    Brief Bio

    2018 – Present: Research Astrophysicist, Heliophysics Science Division/NASA GSFC

    2014 – 2018: Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Department of Astronomy/University of Maryland/GSFC

    2006 – 2014: Research Scientist III, Research assistant professor, Research associate professor, Department of Physics and Space Science Center/University of New Hampshire

    2002 – 2006: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Iowa

    Publications

    Refereed

    Zou, Y., B. M. Walsh, L. Chen, et al. J. Ng, X. Shi, C. Wang, L. R. Lyons, J. Liu, V. Angelopoulos, K. A. McWilliams, and J. Michael Ruohoniemi. 2022. "Unsteady Magnetopause Reconnection Under Quasi‐Steady Solar Wind Driving." Geophysical Research Letters 49 (1): [10.1029/2021gl096583]

    Kolstø, H. M., C. Norgren, M. Hesse, et al. L. Chen, P. Tenfjord, S. F. Spinnangr, and N. Kwagala. 2021. "Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of an Expanding Oxygen Wave in Magnetic Reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters 48 (19): [10.1029/2021gl095065]

    Ng, J., L.-J. Chen, and Y. A. Omelchenko. 2021. "Bursty magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause triggered by high-speed jets." Physics of Plasmas 28 (9): 092902 [10.1063/5.0054394]

    Schwartz, S. J., R. Ergun, H. Kucharek, et al. L. Wilson, L. Chen, K. Goodrich, D. Turner, I. Gingell, H. Madanian, D. Gershman, and R. Strangeway. 2021. "Evaluating the deHoffmann‐Teller Cross‐Shock Potential at Real Collisionless Shocks." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 126 (8): e2021JA029295 [10.1029/2021ja029295]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, J. Ng, et al. N. Bessho, G. Le, S. F. Fung, D. J. Gershman, and B. L. Giles. 2021. "A statistical study of three-second foreshock ULF waves observed by the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission." Physics of Plasmas 28 (8): 082901 [10.1063/5.0055972]

    Shuster, J. R., D. J. Gershman, J. C. Dorelli, et al. B. L. Giles, S. Wang, N. Bessho, L.-J. Chen, P. Cassak, S. Schwartz, R. Denton, V. Uritsky, W. R. Paterson, C. Schiff, A. Vinas, J. Ng, L. A. Avanov, D. da Silva, and R. Torbert. 2021. "Structures in the terms of the Vlasov equation observed at Earth’s magnetopause." Nature Physics [10.1038/s41567-021-01280-6]

    Madanian, H., S. J. Schwartz, S. A. Fuselier, et al. D. Burgess, D. L. Turner, L.-J. Chen, M. I. Desai, and M. J. Starkey. 2021. "Direct Evidence for Magnetic Reflection of Heavy Ions from High Mach Number Collisionless Shocks." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 915 (1): L19 [10.3847/2041-8213/ac0aee]

    Omelchenko, Y. A., L. Chen, and J. Ng. 2021. "3D Space‐Time Adaptive Hybrid Simulations of Magnetosheath High‐Speed Jets." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 126 (7): [10.1029/2020ja029035]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, J. Ng, N. Bessho, and M. Hesse. 2021. "Lower-hybrid drift waves and their interaction with plasmas in a 3D symmetric reconnection simulation with zero guide field." Physics of Plasmas 28 (7): 072102 [10.1063/5.0054626]

    Chen, L., J. Ng, Y. Omelchenko, and S. Wang. 2021. "Magnetopause Reconnection and Indents Induced by Foreshock Turbulence." Geophysical Research Letters 48 (11): [10.1029/2021gl093029]

    Lin, Y., X. Y. Wang, M. Fok, et al. N. Buzulukova, J. D. Perez, L. Cheng, and L. Chen. 2021. "Magnetotail‐Inner Magnetosphere Transport Associated With Fast Flows Based on Combined Global‐Hybrid and CIMI Simulation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 126 (3): [10.1029/2020ja028405]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, and V. Roytershteyn. 2021. "The Discrepancy Between Simulation and Observation of Electric Fields in Collisionless Shocks." Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 7 (592634): 14 [10.3389/fspas.2020.592634]

    Chen, L., S. Wang, J. Ng, et al. N. Bessho, J. Tang, S. F. Fung, G. Le, D. Gershman, B. Giles, C. T. Russell, R. Torbert, and J. Burch. 2021. "Solitary Magnetic Structures at Quasi‐Parallel Collisionless Shocks: Formation." Geophysical Research Letters 48 (1): [10.1029/2020gl090800]

    Balachandran, R., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, and M.-C. H. Fok. 2021. "Correlating the interplanetary factors to distinguish extreme and major geomagnetic storms." Earth and Planetary Physics 5 (2): 1-7 [10.26464/epp2021015]

    Ng, J., L. Chen, A. Le, et al. A. Stanier, S. Wang, and N. Bessho. 2020. "Lower‐Hybrid‐Drift Vortices in the Electron‐Scale Magnetic Reconnection Layer." Geophysical Research Letters 47 (22): [10.1029/2020gl090726]

    Wang, S., L. Chen, J. Ng, et al. N. Bessho, G. Le, S. F. Fung, D. J. Gershman, and B. L. Giles. 2020. "A Case Study of Nonresonant Mode 3‐s ULF Waves Observed by MMS." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 125 (11): [10.1029/2020ja028557]

    Bessho, N., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. M. Hesse, L. B. Wilson, and J. Ng. 2020. "Magnetic reconnection and kinetic waves generated in the Earth's quasi-parallel bow shock." Physics of Plasmas 27 (9): 092901 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1063/5.0012443]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, N. Bessho, et al. M. Hesse, L. B. Wilson, R. Denton, J. Ng, B. Giles, R. Torbert, and J. Burch. 2020. "Ion-scale Current Structures in Short Large-amplitude Magnetic Structures." The Astrophysical Journal 898 (121): 13 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3847/1538-4357/ab9b8b]

    Chen, L.-J., S. Wang, O. Le Contel, et al. A. Rager, M. Hesse, J. Drake, J. Dorelli, J. Ng, N. Bessho, D. Graham, L. B. Wilson, T. Moore, B. Giles, W. Paterson, B. Lavraud, K. Genestreti, R. Nakamura, Y. Khotyaintsev, R. Ergun, R. Torbert, J. Burch, C. Pollock, C. Russell, P.-A. Lindqvist, and L. Avanov. 2020. "Lower-Hybrid Drift Waves Driving Electron Nongyrotropic Heating and Vortical Flows in a Magnetic Reconnection Layer." Physical Review Letters 125 (2): 025103 [10.1103/physrevlett.125.025103]

    Ng, J., L. Chen, A. Hakim, and A. Bhattacharjee. 2020. "Reconstruction of Electron and Ion Distribution Functions in a Magnetotail Reconnection Diffusion Region." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 125 (7): [10.1029/2020ja027879]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2020. "Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. III. Analysis." The Astrophysical Journal 893 (22): 21 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab7d39]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2019. "Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. II. Statistics." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 245 (24): 29 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3847/1538-4365/ab5445]

    Bessho, N., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, M. Hesse, and L. B. Wilson. 2019. "Magnetic reconnection in a quasi-parallel shock: two-dimensional local particle-in-cell simulation." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (16): 9352-9361 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2019GL083397]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2019. "Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. I. Methodology and Data Product." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 243 (8): 26 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3847/1538-4365/ab22bd]

    Chen, L., S. Wang, M. Hesse, et al. R. E. Ergun, T. Moore, B. Giles, N. Bessho, C. Russell, J. Burch, R. B. Torbert, K. J. Genestreti, W. Paterson, C. Pollock, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, R. Strangeway, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, and P. Lindqvist. 2019. "Electron Diffusion Regions in Magnetotail Reconnection Under Varying Guide Fields." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (12): 6230-6238 [10.1029/2019gl082393]

    Shuster, J. R., D. J. Gershman, L. Chen, et al. S. Wang, N. Bessho, J. C. Dorelli, D. E. Silva, B. L. Giles, W. R. Paterson, R. E. Denton, S. J. Schwartz, C. Norgren, F. D. Wilder, P. A. Cassak, M. Swisdak, V. Uritsky, C. Schiff, A. C. Rager, S. Smith, L. A. Avanov, and A. F. Viñas. 2019. "MMS Measurements of the Vlasov Equation: Probing the Electron Pressure Divergence Within Thin Current Sheets." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (14): 7862-7872 [10.1029/2019gl083549]

    Wilson, L. B., L.-J. Chen, S. Wang, et al. S. J. Schwartz, D. L. Turner, M. L. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, A. Osmane, D. Caprioli, S. D. Bale, M. P. Pulupa, C. S. Salem, and K. A. Goodrich. 2019. "Supplement to: Electron energy partition across interplanetary shocks." Zenodo 28 75806 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5281/zenodo.2875806]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, N. Bessho, et al. M. Hesse, L. B. Wilson, B. Giles, T. E. Moore, C. T. Russell, R. B. Torbert, and J. L. Burch. 2019. "Observational Evidence of Magnetic Reconnection in the Terrestrial Bow Shock Transition Region." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (2): 562-570 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018gl080944]

    Torbert, R. B., J. L. Burch, T. D. Phan, et al. M. Hesse, M. R. Argall, J. Shuster, R. E. Ergun, L. Alm, R. Nakamura, K. J. Genestreti, D. J. Gershman, W. R. Paterson, D. L. Turner, I. Cohen, B. L. Giles, C. J. Pollock, S. Wang, L.-J. Chen, J. E. Stawarz, J. P. Eastwood, K. J. Hwang, C. Farrugia, I. Dors, H. Vaith, C. Mouikis, A. Ardakani, B. H. Mauk, S. A. Fuselier, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, T. E. Moore, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, W. Baumjohann, F. D. Wilder, N. Ahmadi, J. C. Dorelli, L. A. Avanov, M. Oka, D. N. Baker, J. F. Fennell, J. B. Blake, A. N. Jaynes, O. Le Contel, S. M. Petrinec, B. Lavraud, and Y. Saito. 2018. "Electron-scale dynamics of the diffusion region during symmetric magnetic reconnection in space." Science 362 (6421): 1391-1395 [10.1126/science.aat2998]

    Yamada, M., L.-J. Chen, J. Yoo, et al. S. Wang, W. Fox, J. Jara-Almonte, H. Ji, W. Daughton, A. Le, J. Burch, B. Giles, M. Hesse, T. Moore, and R. Torbert. 2018. "The two-fluid dynamics and energetics of the asymmetric magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space plasmas." Nature Communications 9 (1): 5223 [10.1038/s41467-018-07680-2]

    Chen, L.-J., S. Wang, L. Wilson, et al. S. Schwartz, N. Bessho, T. Moore, D. Gershman, B. Giles, D. Malaspina, F. Wilder, R. Ergun, M. Hesse, H. Lai, C. Russell, R. Strangeway, R. Torbert, A. F.-Vinas, J. Burch, S. Lee, C. Pollock, J. Dorelli, W. Paterson, N. Ahmadi, K. Goodrich, B. Lavraud, O. Le Contel, Y. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, S. Boardsen, H. Wei, A. Le, and L. Avanov. 2018. "Electron Bulk Acceleration and Thermalization at Earth’s Quasiperpendicular Bow Shock." Physical Review Letters 120 (22): 225101 [10.1103/physrevlett.120.225101]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, M. Hesse, et al. L. B. Wilson, N. Bessho, D. J. Gershman, R. E. Ergun, T. D. Phan, J. L. Burch, J. C. Dorelli, B. Giles, R. B. Torbert, C. J. Pollock, C. T. Russell, R. Strangeway, L. Avanov, B. Lavraud, and T. E. Moore. 2017. "Parallel electron heating in the magnetospheric inflow region." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (10): 4384-4392 [10.1002/2017gl073404]

    Chen, L.-J., M. Hesse, S. Wang, et al. D. Gershman, R. E. Ergun, J. Burch, N. Bessho, R. B. Torbert, B. Giles, J. Webster, C. Pollock, J. Dorelli, T. Moore, W. Paterson, B. Lavraud, R. Strangeway, C. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, and L. Avanov. 2017. "Electron diffusion region during magnetopause reconnection with an intermediate guide field: Magnetospheric multiscale observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 122 (5): 5235-5246 [10.1002/2017ja024004]

    Shuster, J. R., M. R. Argall, R. B. Torbert, et al. L. Chen, C. J. Farrugia, L. Alm, S. Wang, W. Daughton, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, C. T. Russell, J. L. Burch, and C. J. Pollock. 2017. "Hodographic approach for determining spacecraft trajectories through magnetic reconnection diffusion regions." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (4): 1625-1633 [10.1002/2017gl072570]

    Wang, S., L.-J. Chen, M. Hesse, et al. N. Bessho, D. J. Gershman, J. Dorelli, B. Giles, R. B. Torbert, C. J. Pollock, R. Strangeway, R. E. Ergun, J. L. Burch, L. Avanov, B. Lavraud, T. E. Moore, and Y. Saito. 2016. "Two-scale ion meandering caused by the polarization electric field during asymmetric reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (15): 7831–7839 [10.1002/2016gl069842]

    Chen, L.-J., M. Hesse, S. Wang, et al. D. Gershman, R. Ergun, C. Pollock, R. Torbert, N. Bessho, W. Daughton, J. Dorelli, B. Giles, R. Strangeway, C. Russell, Y. Khotyaintsev, J. Burch, T. Moore, B. Lavraud, T. Phan, and L. Avanov. 2016. "Electron energization and mixing observed by MMS in the vicinity of an electron diffusion region during magnetopause reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (12): 6036-6043 [10.1002/2016gl069215]

    Burch, J. L., R. B. Torbert, T. D. Phan, et al. 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, Y. 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. 2016. "Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space." Science 352 (6290): aaf2939 [10.1126/science.aaf2939]

    Lavraud, B., Y. C. Zhang, Y. Vernisse, et al. 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. Génot, 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. 2016. "Currents and associated electron scattering and bouncing near the diffusion region at Earth's magnetopause." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (7): 3042–3050 [10.1002/2016gl068359]

    Chen, L., M. Hesse, S. Wang, N. Bessho, and W. Daughton. 2016. "Electron energization and structure of the diffusion region during asymmetric reconnection." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (6): 2405-2412 [10.1002/2016gl068243]

    Hesse, M., Y. Liu, L. Chen, et al. N. Bessho, M. M. Kuznetsova, J. Birn, and J. L. Burch. 2016. "On the electron diffusion region in asymmetric reconnection with a guide magnetic field." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (6): 2359-2364 [10.1002/2016gl068373]

    Shuster, J. R., L.-J. Chen, M. Hesse, et al. M. R. Argall, W. Daughton, R. B. Torbert, and N. Bessho. 2015. "Spatiotemporal evolution of electron characteristics in the electron diffusion region of magnetic reconnection: Implications for acceleration and heating." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (8): 2586-2593 [10.1002/2015gl063601]

    Shuster, J. R., L.-J. Chen, W. S. Daughton, et al. L. C. Lee, K. H. Lee, N. Bessho, R. B. Torbert, G. Li, and M. R. Argall. 2014. "Highly structured electron anisotropy in collisionless reconnection exhausts." Geophysical Research Letters 41 (15): 5389-5395 [10.1002/2014gl060608]

    Chen, L.-J., W. Daughton, A. Bhattacharjee, et al. R. B. Torbert, V. Roytershteyn, and N. Bessho. 2012. "In-plane electric fields in magnetic islands during collisionless magnetic reconnection." Physics of Plasmas 19 (11): 112902 [10.1063/1.4767645]

    Lefebvre, B., L.-J. Chen, W. Gekelman, et al. P. Kintner, J. Pickett, P. Pribyl, and S. Vincena. 2011. "Debye-scale solitary structures measured in a beam-plasma laboratory experiment." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 18 (1): 41-47 [10.5194/npg-18-41-2011]

    Chen, L.-J., W. S. Daughton, B. Lefebvre, and R. B. Torbert. 2011. "The inversion layer of electric fields and electron phase-space-hole structure during two-dimensional collisionless magnetic reconnection." Physics of Plasmas 18 (1): 012904 [10.1063/1.3529365]

    Lefebvre, B., L.-J. Chen, W. Gekelman, et al. P. Kintner, J. Pickett, P. Pribyl, S. Vincena, F. Chiang, and J. Judy. 2010. "Laboratory Measurements of Electrostatic Solitary Structures Generated by Beam Injection." Physical Review Letters 105 (11): 115001 [10.1103/physrevlett.105.115001]

    Pickett, J. S., L.-J. Chen, O. Santolík, et al. S. Grimald, B. Lavraud, O. P. Verkhoglyadova, B. T. Tsurutani, B. Lefebvre, A. Fazakerley, G. S. Lakhina, S. S. Ghosh, B. Grison, P. M. Décréau, D. A. Gurnett, R. Torbert, N. Cornilleau-Wehrlin, I. Dandouras, and E. Lucek. 2009. "Electrostatic solitary waves in current layers: from Cluster observations during a super-substorm to beam experiments at the LAPD." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 16 (3): 431-442 [10.5194/npg-16-431-2009]

    Chen, L.-J., N. Bessho, B. Lefebvre, et al. H. Vaith, A. Asnes, O. Santolik, A. Fazakerley, P. Puhl-Quinn, A. Bhattacharjee, Y. Khotyaintsev, P. Daly, and R. Torbert. 2009. "Multispacecraft observations of the electron current sheet, neighboring magnetic islands, and electron acceleration during magnetotail reconnection." Physics of Plasmas 16 (5): 056501 [10.1063/1.3112744]

    Chen, L.-J., N. Bessho, B. Lefebvre, et al. H. Vaith, A. Fazakerley, A. Bhattacharjee, P. A. Puhl-Quinn, A. Runov, Y. Khotyaintsev, A. Vaivads, E. Georgescu, and R. Torbert. 2008. "Evidence of an extended electron current sheet and its neighboring magnetic island during magnetotail reconnection." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 113 (A12): [10.1029/2008ja013385]

    Chen, L.-J., A. Bhattacharjee, P. A. Puhl-Quinn, et al. H. Yang, N. Bessho, S. Imada, S. Mühlbachler, P. W. Daly, B. Lefebvre, Y. Khotyaintsev, A. Vaivads, A. Fazakerley, and E. Georgescu. 2007. "Observation of energetic electrons within magnetic islands." Nature Physics 4 (1): 19-23 [10.1038/nphys777]

    Williams, J. D., L.-J. Chen, W. S. Kurth, D. A. Gurnett, and M. K. Dougherty. 2006. "Electrostatic solitary structures observed at Saturn." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (6): L06103 [10.1029/2005gl024532]

    Pickett, J. S., L.-J. Chen, D. A. Gurnett, et al. J. M. Swanner, O. Santolik, P. M. Decreau, C. Beghin, D. Sundkvist, B. Lefebvre, M. L. Goldstein, B. Lavraud, E. Lucek, R. Kessel, G. S. Lakhina, S. V. Singh, R. V. Reddy, H. Reme, and A. Fazakerley. 2006. "Shedding new light on solitary waves observed in space." Cluster and Double Star Symposium 598

    Williams, J. D., L.-J. Chen, W. S. Kurth, et al. D. A. Gurnett, M. K. Dougherty, and A. M. Rymer. 2005. "Electrostatic solitary structures associated with the November 10, 2003, interplanetary shock at 8.7 AU." Geophysical Research Letters 32 (17): [10.1029/2005gl023079]

    Pickett, J. S., L.-J. Chen, S. W. Kahler, et al. O. Santolík, M. L. Goldstein, B. Lavraud, P. M. Décréau, R. Kessel, E. Lucek, G. S. Lakhina, B. T. Tsurutani, D. A. Gurnett, N. Cornilleau-Wehrlin, A. Fazakerley, H. Rème, and A. Balogh. 2005. "On the generation of solitary waves observed by Cluster in the near-Earth magnetosheath." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 12 (2): 181-193 [10.5194/npg-12-181-2005]

    Chen, L.-J., C. Kletzing, S. Hu, and S. Bounds. 2005. "Auroral electron dispersion below inverted-V energies: Resonant deceleration and acceleration by Alfvén waves." Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (A10): A10S13 [10.1029/2005ja011168]

    Chen, L.-J., D. J. Thouless, and J.-M. Tang. 2004. "Bernstein–Greene–Kruskal solitary waves in three-dimensional magnetized plasma." Physical Review E 69 (5): 055401 [10.1103/physreve.69.055401]

    Chen, L.-J., A. Bhattacharjee, K. Sigsbee, et al. G. Parks, M. Fillingim, and R. Lin. 2003. "Wind observations pertaining to current disruption and ballooning instability during substorms." Geophysical Research Letters 30 (6): [10.1029/2002gl016317]

    Chen, L.-J., and G. K. Parks. 2002. "BGK electron solitary waves in 3D magnetized plasma." Geophysical Research Letters 29 (9): 45-1-45-4 [10.1029/2001gl013385]

    Chen, L.-J., and G. Parks. 2002. "BGK electron solitary waves: 1D and 3D." Nonlinear Processes in Geophys. 9 (2): 111

    Chen, L.-J., G. K. Parks, M. McCarthy, D. Larson, and R. P. Lin. 2000. "Kinetic properties of bursty bulk flow events." Geophysical Research Letters 27 (13): 1847-1850 [10.1029/1999gl000009]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
    NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration