Faculty Profile
 
  Ping Zhu
     
Department: Modern Physics, Engineering and Applied Physics
Mailing Address:
96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, China
Postal Code:
230026
Phone:
+86-0551-63600321
Fax:
+86-0551-63600321
Homepage:
http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~pzhu
 
       

Research Profile

	  
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Selected Publications
1) P. Zhu, A. Bhattacharjee, A. Sangari, Z.-C. Wang, and P. Bonofiglo, Three-dimensional geometry of magnetic reconnection induced by ballooning instability in a generalized Harris sheet , Phys. Plasmas , 2017 , 24, 024503
2) P. Zhu, C.R. Sovinec, and C.C. Hegna, The formation of blobs from a pure interchange process , Phys. Plasmas , 2015 , 22, 022311
3) P. Zhu and J. Raeder, Ballooning instability-induced plasmoid formation in near-Earth plasma sheet , J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics , 2014 , 119, 131-141
4) P. Zhu and J. Raeder, Plasmoid formation in current sheet with finite normal magnetic component , Phys. Rev. Lett. , 2013 , 110, 235005
5) P. Zhu, J. Raeder, C. C. Hegna, and C. R. Sovinec, Nature of axial tail instability and bubble-blob formation in near-Earth plasma sheet , J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics , 2013 , 118, 653-663
6) P. Zhu, C. C. Hegna, and C. R. Sovinec, Stabilizing effects of edge current density on pedestal instabilities , Phys. Plasmas , 2012 , 19, 032503
7) P. Zhu, C.C. Hegna, C.R. Sovinec, A. Bhattacharjee, and K. Germaschewski, Intermediate nonlinear regimes of line-tied g mode and ballooning instability , Nucl. Fusion , 2009 , 49, 095009
8) P. Zhu, C. C. Hegna, and C. R. Sovinec, Exponential growth of nonlinear ballooning instability , Phys. Rev. Lett. , 2009 , 102, 235003
9) P. Zhu, J. Raeder, K. Germaschewski, and C. C. Hegna, Initiation of ballooning instability in the near-Earth plasma sheet prior to the 23 March 2007 THEMIS substorm expansion onset , Ann. Geophys. , 2009 , 27, 1129-1138
10) P. Zhu and C. C. Hegna, Ballooning filament growth in the intermediate nonlinear regime , Phys. Plasmas , 2008 , 15, 092306
11) P. Zhu, D. D. Schnack, F. Ebrahimi, E. G. Zweibel, M. Suzuki, C. C. Hegna, and C. R. Sovinec, Absence of complete finite-Larmor-radius stabilization in extended MHD , Phys. Rev. Lett. , 2008 , 101, 085005
12) P. Zhu, C.R. Sovinec, C.C. Hegna, A. Bhattacharjee, and K. Germaschewski, Nonlinear ballooning instability in the near-Earth magnetotail: Growth, structure, and possible role in substorms , J. Geophys. Res. , 2007 , 112, A06222
13) P. Zhu, C.C. Hegna, C.R. Sovinec, A. Bhattacharjee, and K. Germaschewski, Intermediate nonlinear regime of a line-tied g mode , Phys. Plasmas , 2007 , 14, 055903
14) P. Zhu, C.C. Hegna, and C.R. Sovinec, Nonlinear growth of a line-tied g mode near marginal stability , Phys. Plasmas , 2006 , 13, 102307
15) P. Zhu, A. Bhattacharjee, and K. Germaschewski, Intermediate nonlinear evolution of the Parker instability: Formation of convection-induced discontinuities and absence of finite-time singularities , Phys. Rev. Lett. , 2006 , 96, 065001
16) P. Zhu, A. Bhattacharjee, and Z.W. Ma, Finite-ky ballooning instability in the near-Earth magnetotail , J. Geophys. Res. , 2004 , 109, A11211
17) P. Zhu, A. Bhattacharjee, and Z.W. Ma, Hall MHD ballooning instability in the magnetotail , Phys. Plasmas , 2003 , 10, 249
18) P. Zhu, G. Bateman, A.H. Kritz, and W. Horton, Predictive transport simulations of internal transport barriers using the Multi-Mode model , Phys. Plasmas , 2000 , 7, 2898
19) P. Zhu, W. Horton, and H. Sugama, The radial electric field in a tokamak with reversed magnetic shear , Phys. Plasmas , 1999 , 6, 2503
20) P. Zhu and S.T. Tsai, Effect of sheared flow on drift and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in a tandem mirror , Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion , 1996 , 38, 405
21) S.-K. Cheng, P. Zhu, D. Banerjee, X.-T. Yan, and CFETR Physics Team, Dominant two-fluid MHD instabilities in CFETR upgrade phase-I scenario in presence of perfect conducting wall , Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion , 2019 , 61, 045009
22) Y.-W. Hou, M.-Y. Yu, P. Zhu, Z.-W. Ma, and M.-X. Chen, A particle-conserved weighted-average oscillator model for trapped particles in long-time nonlinear Landau damping , Phys. Plasmas , 2018 , 25, 114501
23) M. Laishram and P. Zhu, Structural transition of vortices to nonlinear regimes in a dusty plasma , Phys. Plasmas , 2018 , 25, 103701
24) S.-C. Yang, P. Zhu, J.-L. Xie, and W.-D. Liu, Two-fluid MHD regime of resistive drift-wave instability , Phys. Plasmas , 2018 , 25, 092113
25) W.-X. Ding, H.-Q. Liu, J.-P. Qian, S.-B. Zhang, D. L. Brower, Z.-Y. Zou, W.-M. Li, Y. Yang, L. Zeng, J.-L. Xie, P. Zhu, C.-X. Yu, T. Lan, S.-X. Wang, H. Lian, Y.-X. Jie, and et al, Spontaneous current relaxation in NBI heated plasmas on EAST , Plasma Sci. Technol. , 2018 , 20, 094001
26) Y.-W. Hou, P. Zhu, C. C. Kim, Z.-Q. Hu, Z.-H. Zou, Z.-X. Wang, and the NIMROD Team, NIMROD calculations of energetic particle driven toroidal Alfven eigenmodes , Phys. Plasmas , 2018 , 25, 012501
27) B. Luo, P. Zhu, H. Li, W.-D. Liu, and KTX Team, Resistive MHD modelling of quasi-single helicity state in the KTX regimes , Nucl. Fusion , 2018 , 58, 016049
28) Z.-Y. Li, V.S. Chan, Y.-R. Zhu, X. Jian, J.-L. Chen, S.-K. Cheng, P. Zhu, X.-Q. Xu, T.-Y. Xia, G.-Q. Li, L.L. Lao, P.B. Snyder, X.-G. Wang, and the CFETR Physics Team, Ideal MHD stability and characteristics of edge localized modes on CFETR , Nucl. Fusion , 2018 , 58, 016018
29) S.-K. Cheng, P. Zhu, and D. Banerjee, Enhanced toroidal flow stabilization of edge localized modes with increased plasma density , Phys. Plasmas , 2017 , 24, 092510
30) X.-T. Yan, P. Zhu, and Y.-W. Sun, Neoclassical toroidal viscosity torque in tokamak edge pedestal induced by external resonant magnetic perturbation , Phys. Plasmas , 2017 , 24, 082510
31) D. Banerjee, P. Zhu, and R. Maingi, Stabilizing effects of resistivity towards ELM-free H-mode discharge in Lithium-conditioned NSTX , Nucl. Fusion , 2017 , 57, 076005
32) D. Banerjee, P. Zhu, and R. Maingi, Stabilizing effects of resistivity on low-n edge localized modes in NSTX , Phys. Plasmas , 2017 , 24, 054501
33) A. Hussain, Z.-L. Zhao, J.-L. Xie, P. Zhu, W.-D. Liu, A. Ti and EAST Team, Observations of compound sawteeth in ion cyclotron resonant heating plasma using ECE imaging on experimental advanced superconducting tokamak , Phys. Plasmas , 2016 , 23, 042504
34) W.-L. Huang and P. Zhu, The locking and unlocking thresholds for tearing modes in a cylindrical tokamak , Phys. Plasmas , 2016 , 23, 032505
35) W.-L. Huang and P. Zhu, Mode locking and island suppression by resonant magnetic perturbations in Rutherford regime , Phys. Plasmas , 2015 , 22, 032502
36) J. Raeder, P. Zhu, Y. Ge, and G. Siscoe, Auroral signatures of ballooning mode near substorm onset: Open Geospace General Circulation Model simulations , Geophys. Monogr. Ser. , 2012 , 197, 389-395
37) J. Raeder, P. Zhu, Y. Ge, and G. Siscoe, OpenGGCM simulation of a substorm: Axial tail instability and ballooning mode preceding substorm onset , J. Geophys. Res. , 2010 , 115, A00I16
38) B. J. Burke, S. E. Kruger, C. C. Hegna, P. Zhu, P. B. Snyder, C. R. Sovinec, and E. C. Howell, Edge localized linear ideal magnetohydrodynamic instability studies in an extended-magnetohydrodynamic code , Phys. Plasmas , 2010 , 17, 32103
39) K. Avinash, P. Zhu, V. Nosenko, and J. Goree, Nonlinear compressional waves in a two-dimensional Yukawa lattice , Phys. Rev. E , 2003 , 68, 046402
40) W. Horton, B. Hu, J. Q. Dong, and P. Zhu, Turbulent electron thermal transport in tokamaks , New J. Phys. , 2003 , 5, Art. No. 14
41) B. Hu, W. Horton, P. Zhu, and F. Porcelli, Density profile control with current ramping in a transport simulation of Ignitor , Phys. Plasmas , 2003 , 10, 1015
42) W. Horton, F. Porcelli, P. Zhu, A. Aydemir, Y. Kishimoto, and T. Tajima, Ignitor physics assessment and confinement projections , Nucl. Fusion , 2002 , 42, 169
43) G. T. Hoang, C. Bourdelle, X. Garbet, G. Giruzzi, T. Aniel, M. Ottaviani, W. Horton, P. Zhu, and R. V. Budny, Experimental determination of critical threshold in electron transport on Tore Supra , Phys. Rev. Lett. , 2001 , 87, 125001
44) G. M. Staebler, R. E. Waltz, J. E. Kinsey, G. Bateman, A. H. Kritz, T. Onjun, A. Pankin, P. Zhu, and W. Horton, Drift wave based modeling of poloidal spin-up precursor and stepwise expansion of transport barriers , Nucl. Fusion , 2001 , 41, 891
45) W. Horton and P. Zhu, Transport barrier dynamics , Phys. Plasmas , 2000 , 7, 4534
46) W. Horton, P. Zhu, G. T. Hoang, T. Aniel, M. Ottaviani, and X. Garbet, Electron transport in Tore Supra with fast wave electron heating , Phys. Plasmas , 2000 , 7, 1494
47) J. M. Kwon, W. Horton, P. Zhu, P. J. Morrison, H. B. Park, and D. I. Choi, Global drift wave map test particle simulations , Phys. Plasmas , 2000 , 7, 1169
48) M. Sun, P. Zhu, and S. Z. Yang, A model of plasma source ion implantation for inner surface modification , J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. , 1996 , 29, 274
 
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