MRI Project Publications

  1. H. Ji, J. Goodman, and A. Kageyama. "Magnetorotational Instability in a Rotating Liquid Metal Annulus", Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society 325, L1 (2001). (pdf)

  2. J. Goodman and H. Ji. "Magnetorotational Instability of Dissipative Couette Flow", J. Fluid Mech. 462 , 365 (2002). (pdf)

  3. A. Kageyama, H. Ji, J. Goodman, F. Chen, and E. Shoshan. "Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Circulation in Short Cylinders", J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 73, 2434 (2004). (pdf)

  4. H. Ji, J. Goodman, A. Kageyama, M. Burin, E. Schartman, and W. Liu, "Magnetorotational Instability in a Short Couette Flow of Liquid Gallium", AIP Proceedings 733, "MHD Couette Flows: Experiments and Models", p.21. (Int. Workshop in February , 2004 at Catania, Italy). (pdf)

  5. M. Burin, E. Schartman, H. Ji, R. Cutler, P. Heitzenroeder, W. Liu, L. Morris, and S. Raftopolous, "Reduction of Ekman Circulation within Circular Couette Flow", Exp. Fluids 40, 962 (2006). (pdf)

  6. W. Liu, J. Goodman, and H. Ji, "Simulation of Magnetorotational Instability in a Magnetized Couette Flow", Astrophys. J. 643, 306 (2006). (pdf)

  7. I. Herron and J. Goodman, "The Small Magnetic Prandtl Number Approximation Suppresses Magnetorotattional Instability", Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 57, 615 (2006). (pdf)
  8. I. Herron and F. Soliman, "The Stability of Couette Flow in a Toroidal Magnetic Field", App. Math. Lett. 19, 1113 (2006). (pdf)

  9. H. Ji, M. Burin, E. Schartman, and J. Goodman, "Hydrodynamic turbulence cannot transport angular momentum effectively in astrophysical disks", Nature 444, 343 (2006). (pdf, introduction by S. Balbus)

  10. W. Liu, J. Goodman, I. Herron, and H. Ji, "Helical magnetorotational instability in magnetized Taylor-Couette flow", Phys. Rev. E 74, 056302 (2006). (pdf)

  11. W. Liu, J. Goodman, and H. Ji, "Traveling waves in magnetized Taylor-Couette flow", Phys. Rev. E 76, 016310 (2007). (pdf)

  12. W. Liu, "Axisymmetric numerical and analytical studies of the magnetorotational instability in a magnetized Taylor-Couette flow", Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University (2007). (pdf)
  13. H. Ji, P. Kronberg, S. Prager, and D. Uzdensky, "Mini-conference on angular momentum transport in laboratory and nature", Phys. Plasmas 15, 058302 (2008). (pdf)

  14. W. Liu, "Magnetized Ekman layer and Stewartson layer in a magnetized Taylor-Couette flow", Phys. Rev. E. 77, 056314 (2008). (pdf)

  15. W. Liu, "Numerical study of the Magnetorotational Instability in Princeton MRI Experiment", Astrophys. J. 684, 515 (2008). (pdf)

  16. E. Schartman, "Laboratory study of angular momentum transport in a rotating shear flow", Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University (2008). (pdf)

  17. A. Obabko, F. Cattaneo and P. Fischer, "The influence of horizontal boundaries on Ekman circulation and angular momentum transport in a cylindrical annulus", Phys. Scr. T132, 014029 (2008). (pdf)

  18. N. B. Morley, L. C. Cadwallader, and M. D. Nornberg, "GaInSn usage in the research laboratory", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 056107 (2008). (pdf)

  19. E. Schartman, H. Ji and M. Burin, "Development of a Couette–Taylor flow device with active minimization of secondary circulation ", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 024501 (2009). (pdf)

  20. W. Liu, "Noise-Sustained Convective Instability in a Magnetized Taylor-Couette Flow", Astrophys. J. 692, 998 (2009). (pdf)
  21. M. Burin, E. Schartman, and H. Ji, "Local measurements of turbulent angular momentum transport in circular Couette flow", Exp. Fluids 48, 763 (2010). (pdf)

  22. I. Herron and J. Goodman, "Gauging Magnetorotational Instability"Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 61, 663 (2010). (pdf)

  23. M. Nornberg, H. Ji, E. Schartman, A. Roach, and J. Goodman, "Observation of Magnetocoriolis Waves in a Liquid Metal Taylor Couette Experiment", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 074501 (2010). (pdf)

  24. C. Gissinger, H. Ji, and J. Goodman, "Instabilities in magnetized spherical Couette flow", Phys. Rev. E 84, 026308 (2011). (pdf)

  25. A. Roach, E. Spence, C. Gissinger, E. Edlund, P. Sloboda, J. Goodman and H. Ji, "Observation of a Free-Shercliff-Layer Instability in Cylinderical Geometry", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 154502 (2012). (pdf)

  26. E. Spence, A. Roach, E. Edlund, P. Sloboda, and H. Ji, "Free magnetohydrodynamic shear layers in the presence of rotation and magnetic field", Phys. Plasmas 19, 056502 (2012). (pdf)

  27. C. Gissinger, "A new deterministic model for chaotic reversals", Eur. Phys. J. B 85, 137 (2012). (pdf) A figure from this work has won the first place award at Princeton Art of Science competition in 2011.

  28. C. Gissinger, L. Petitdemange, M. Schrinner, and E. Dormy, "Bistability  between Equatorial and Axial Dipoles during Magnetic Field Reversals", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 234501 (2012). (pdf)

  29. E. Schartman, H. Ji, M. Burin, and J. Goodman, "Stability of quasi-Keplerian shear flow in a laboratory experiment", Astron. Astrophys. 543, A94 (2012). (pdf)

  30. C. Gissinger, J. Goodman, and H. Ji, "The role of boundaries on the magnetorotational instabilities", Phys. Fluids 24, 074109 (2012). (pdf)

  31. A. Roach, "Velocity measurements and free-shear-layer instability in a rotating liquid metal", Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University (2013). (pdf)

  32. H. Ji and S. Balbus, “Angular Momentum Transport in Astrophysics and in the Lab”, Physics Today 66, 27 (2013). (pdf)

  33. E. Edlund and H. Ji, “Nonlinear stability of laboratory quasi-Keplerian flows”, Phys. Rev. E 89, 021004 (2014). (pdf)

  34. X. Wei, "Kinematic dynamo induced by helical waves", Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn. 109, 159 (2015). (pdf)

  35. E. Edlund and H. Ji, “Reynolds number scaling of the influence of boundary layers on the global behavior of laboratory quasi-Keplerian flows”, Phys. Rev. E 92, 043005 (2015). (pdf)

  36. X. Wei and J. Goodman, "On obliquely magnetized and differentially rotating stars", Astrophys. J. 806, 50 (2015). (pdf)

  37. X. Wei, "Decay of isotropic flow and anisotropic flow with rotation or magnetic field or both in a weakly nonlinear regime", Acta Mechanica 227, 2403 (2016). (pdf)

  38. X. Wei, "Linear and nonlinear responses to harmonic force in rotating flow", J. Fluid Mech. 796, 306 (2016). (pdf)

  39. X. Wei, "The combined effect of precession and convection on dynamo action", Astrophys. J. 827, 123 (2016). (pdf)

  40. X. Wei, "Calculating rotating hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic waves to understand magnetic effects on dynamical tides", Astrophys. J. 828, 30 (2016). (pdf)

  41. X. Wei, H. Ji, J. Goodman, F. Ebrahimi, E. Gilson, F. Jenko, and K. Lackner, "Numerical simulations of the Princeton magnetorotational instability experiment with conducting axial boundaries", Phys. Rev. E 94, 063107 (2016). (pdf)

  42. K. Caspary, D. Choi, F. Ebrahimi, E. Gilson, J. Goodman, and H. Ji, "Effects of axial boundary conductivity on a free Stewartson-Shercliff layer", Phys. Rev. E 97, 063110 (2018). (pdf)

  43. D. Hung, E. Blackman, K. Caspary, E. Gilson, and H. Ji, "Experimental Confirmation of the Standard Magnetorotational Instability Mechanism with a Spring-Mass Analogue", submitted (2018). (arXiv:1801.03569v2)