Yi-Hsin Liu

Assistant Professor

Professor Liu is a theoretical and computational plasma physicist. The current foci of his research group are the kinetic physics of magnetic reconnection, and its broader relation to plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics; Through changing the topology of magnetic field lines, magnetic reconnection is one of the most efficient energy conversion and transport processes in the laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas.

240 Wilder
HB 6127
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Education:
B.S. National Taiwan U
Ph.D. U Maryland

Selected Publications

Yi-Hsin Liu, M. Hesse, F. Guo, W. Daughton, H. Li, P. A. Cassak and M. A. Shay, Why does steady-state magnetic reconnection have a maximum local rate of order 0.1?, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 085101  (2017).

M. Hesse, L.-J. Chen, Yi-Hsin Liu, N. Bessho and J. L. Burch, Population mixing in asymmetric magnetic reconnection with a guide field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 145101 (2017).

M. Hesse, Yi-Hsin Liu, L.-J. Chen, N. Bessho, M. Kuznetsova, J. Birn and J. Burch, On the electron diffusion region in asymmetric reconnection with a guide magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res. 43, 2359  (2016).

Yi-Hsin Liu and M. Hesse, Suppression of collisionless magnetic reconnection in asymmetric current sheets, Phys. Plasmas 23, 060704 (2016)

Yi-Hsin Liu, M. Hesse and M. Kuznestsova, Orientation of X lines in asymmetric magnetic reconnection- Mass ratio dependency, J. Geophys. Res. 120, 7331 (2015)

Yi-Hsin Liu, F. Guo, W. Daughton, H. Li and M. Hesse, Scaling of magnetic reconnection in relativistic collisionless pair plasmas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 095002 (2015).

Birn, J., Yi-Hsin Liu, W. Daughton,  M. Hesse and K. Schindler, Reconnection and interchange instability in the near magnetotail, Earth, Planets and Space 67, 110 (2015).

F. Guo, Yi-Hsin Liu, W. Daughton and H. Li, Particle acceleration and plasma dynamics during magnetic reconnection in the magnetically dominated regime, Astrophys. J. 806, 167 (2015).

F. Guo, H. Li, W. Daughton and Yi-Hsin Liu, Formation of hard power-laws in the energetic particle spectra resulting from relativistic magnetic reconnection, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 155005 (2014).

Yi-Hsin Liu, J. Birn, W. Daughton, M. Hesse and K. Schindler, Onset of reconnection in the near magnetotail: PIC simulations, J. Geophys. Res. 119, 9773 (2014)

Yi-Hsin Liu, W. Daughton, H. Karimabadi, H. Li and S. Peter Gary, Do dispersive waves play a role in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection?, Phys. Plasmas 21, 022113 (2014).

Yi-Hsin Liu, W. Daughton, H. Karimabadi, H. Li and V. Roytershteyn, Bifurcated Structure of the electron diffusion region in three-dimensional magnetic reconnection, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 265004 (2013).

H. Karimabadi, V. Roytershteyn, W. Daughton and Yi-Hsin Liu, Recent evolution in the theory of magnetic reconnection and its connection with turbulence, Space Sci. Rev. 178, 307 (2013).

Yi-Hsin Liu, J. F. Drake and M. Swisdak, The structure of magnetic reconnection exhaust boundary, Phys. Plasmas 19, 022110 (2012).

Yi-Hsin Liu, J. F. Drake and M. Swisdak, The effects of strong temperature anisotropy on the kinetic structure of collisionless slow shocks and reconnection exhausts II: Theory, Phys. Plasmas 18, 092102 (2011).

Yi-Hsin Liu, J. F. Drake and M. Swisdak, The effects of strong temperature anisotropy on the kinetic structure of collisionless slow shocks and reconnection exhausts I: Particle-in-cell simulations, Phys. Plasmas 18, 062110 (2011).

Yi-Hsin Liu, M. Swisdak and J. F. Drake, The Weibel Instability inside the Electron-Positron Harris Sheet, Phys. of Plasmas 16, 042101 (2009).

M. Swisdak, Yi-Hsin Liu and J. F. Drake, Development of turbulent outflow during electron positron reconnection, Astrophys. J. 680, 999 (2008).