Selected Publications

(Alfven waves, mode conversion, resonance cones, whistler wave chorus)

D. J.  Gershman et al., Wave-particle energy exchange directly observed in a kinetic Alfven-branch wave, Nature Communications 8, Art. No. 14719 (2017)

P. M. Bellan, Revised single-spacecraft method for determining wave vector k and resolving space-time ambiguity, JGR-Space Physics 121, 8589 (2016)

P. M. Bellan, Fast, purely growing collisionless reconnection as an eigenfunction problem related to but not involving linear whistler waves, Phys. Plasmas 21, 102108 (2014)

P. M. Bellan,  "Circular polarization of obliquely propagating whistler wave magnetic field", Phys. Plasmas 20, 082113 (2013)

P. M. Bellan, "Response to "Comment on "Improved basis set for low frequency waves" by P. M. Bellan"",  JGR-Space Physics 118, Issue 7, p. 4435

P. M. Bellan, Pitch angle scattering of an energetic magnetized particle by a circularly polarized electromagnetic wave, Phys. Plasmas 20, 042117 (2013)

P. M. Bellan, Improved basis set for low frequency plasma waves, JGR Space Physics 117, A12219 (2012)

P. M. Bellan, J. Yee, and J. F. Hansen, Spheromaks, solar prominences and Alfven instability of current sheets, Earth Planets and Space, 53, 495 (2001),  preprint

K. Stasiewicz, P. Bellan, C. Chaston, C. Kletzing, R. Lysak, J. Maggs, O. Pokhotelov, C. Seyler, P. Shukla, L. Stenflo, A. Streltsov, and J-E. Wahlund, Small Scale Alfvénic Structure in the Aurora, Space Sci. Reviews 92,  423 (2000) (preprint text, figures).

Bellan, P. M., Alfven Wave Instability of Current Sheets in Force-Free Collisionless Plasmas,   Phys. Rev. Letters.83, 4768 (1999). (preprint in PDF format)

Bellan, P. M., Collisionless Reconnection using Alfven wave radiation resistance, Phys. Plasmas 5, 3081 (1998).

Bellan, P. M., Comment on "Are two-fluid effects relevant to ULF pulsations?", J. Geophys. Res. 103, 11973 (1998).

Bellan, P. M. and K. Stasiewicz, Fine-scale Cavitation of Ionospheric Plasma Caused by Inertial Alfven Wave Ponderomotive Force, Phys. Rev. Letters, 80, 3523 (1998).

Bellan, P. M., New model for ULF Pc5 Pulsations: Alfven Cones, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23,1717(1996).

Bellan, P. M., Mode conversion into non-MHD waves at the Alfven layer: the case against the field line resonance, J. Geophys. Res. 101,24887(1996).

Bellan, P. M., An effective numerical method for linear mode conversion problems, J. Comput. Phys. 101, 24887 (1996).

Bellan, P. M., Alfven resonance reconsidered: Exact equations for wave propagation across a cold inhomogeneous plasma, Phys. Plasmas 1, 3523(1994).

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Revised: September 27, 2017.

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