San Lu
Assistant Researcher
2713 Geology
slu@igpp.ucla.edu

About

  • Born and raised in Jiujiang (九江), China, December 21th, 1987
  • B.S. in Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, June 2009
  • Ph.D. in Space Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, June 2014
  • Visiting Scholar, Auburn University, October 2012 – October 2013
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Science and Technology of China, May 2014 – October 2015
  • Assistant Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, October 2015 – present

Research Topics

I use particle-in-cell and hybrid simulations to study explosive phenomena, waves, instabilities, and particle energizations in plasma physics. My research includes macro- and micro-instabilities, waves, and energy conversions in magnetic reconnection; particle-in-cell simulations of laser-driven magnetic reconnection experiment; three-dimensional global-scale hybrid simulations of the Earth’s magnetospheric physics, such as magnetotail reconnection, flux ropes, dipolarization fronts, and dawn-dusk asymmetries.

Interests

Soccer, movies, music, and Chinese cross talks

Selected Publications

  1. Lu, S., Y. Lin, V. Angelopoulos, A. V. Artemyev, P. L. Pritchett, Q. Lu, and X. Y. Wang (2016), Hall effect control of magnetotail dawn-dusk asymmetry: A three-dimensional global hybrid simulation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 11,882–11,895, doi:10.1002/2016JA023325.
  2. Lu, S., V. Angelopoulos, and H. Fu (2016), Suprathermal particle energization in dipolarization fronts: Particle-in-cell simulations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 9483–9500, doi:10.1002/2016JA022815.
  3. Lu, S., A. V. Artemyev, V. Angelopoulos, Q. Lu, and J. Liu (2016), On the current density reduction ahead of dipolarization fronts, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 4269-4278, doi:10.1002/2016JA022754.
  4. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, F. Guo, Z. M. Sheng, H. Y. Wang, S. Wang (2016), Particle-in-cell simulations of electron energization in laser-driven magnetic reconnection, New J. Phys., 18, 013051, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/18/1/013051.
  5. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, Y. Lin, X. Y. Wang, Y. S. Ge, R. S. Wang, M. Zhou, H. S. Fu, C. Huang, M. Y. Wu, and S. Wang (2015), Dipolarization fronts as earthward propagating flux ropes: A three-dimensional global hybrid simulation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 6286-6300, doi:10.1002/2015JA021213.
  6. Lu, S., Y. Lin, Q. M. Lu, X. Y. Wang, R. S. Wang, C. Huang, M. Y. Wu, and S. Wang (2015), Evolution of flux ropes in the magnetotail: A three-dimensional global hybrid simulation, Phys. Plasmas, 22, 052901, doi:10.1063/1.4919615.
  7. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, C. Huang, Q. L. Dong, J. Q. Zhu, Z. M. Sheng, S. Wang, and J. Zhang (2014), Formation of super-Alfvénic electron jets during laser-driven magnetic reconnection at the Shenguang-II facility: particle-in-cell simulations, New J. Phys. 16, 083021, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/8/083021.
  8. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, Q. L. Dong, C. Huang, S. Wang, J. Q. Zhu, Z. M. Sheng, and J. Zhang, Particle-in-cell simulations of magnetic reconnection in laser-plasma experiments on SG-II facility (2013), Phys. Plasmas 20, 112110, doi: 10.1063/1.4832015.
  9. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, C. Huang, and S. Wang (2013), The transfer between electron bulk kinetic energy and thermal energy in collisionless magnetic reconnection, Phys. Plasmas 20, 061203, doi:10.1063/1.4811119.
  10. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, X. Shao, P. H. Yoon, and S. Wang (2011), Weibel Instability and structures of magnetic island in anti-parallel collisionless magnetic reconnection, Phys. Plasmas 18, 072105, doi:10.1063/1.3605029.
  11. Lu, S., Q. M. Lu, Y. Cao, C. Huang, J. L. Xie, and S. Wang (2011), The effects of the guide field on the structures of electron density depletions in collisionless magnetic reconnection, Chinese Science Bulletin 56, 48-52, doi:10.1007/s11434-010-4250-9.
  12. Lu, Q. M., S. Lu, C. Huang, M. Y. Wu, and S. Wang (2013), Self-reinforcing process of the reconnection electric field in the electron diffusion region and onset of collisionless magnetic reconnection, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 55, 085019, doi:10.1088/0741-3335/55/8/085019.
  13. Lin, Y., X. Y. Wang, S. Lu, J. D. Perez, and Q. M. Lu (2014), Investigation of Storm-Time Magnetotail and Ion Injection Using Three-Dimensional Global Hybrid Simulation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics 119, 7413-7432, doi:10.1002/2014JA020005.
  14. Huang, C., Q. M. Lu, S. Lu, P. R. Wang, and S. Wang (2014), The effect of a guide field on the structures of magnetic islands formed during multiple X line reconnection: two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics 119, 798-807, doi:10.1002/2013JA019249.