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PhD Dissertation:
Computational study of the internal kink mode evolution and associated magnetic reconnection phenomena, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. [Defended, Nov 2007; degree granted, Jan 2008].

Refereed Publications:
30. Kirk A.; et al., Overview of recent physics results from MAST, Nuclear Fusion, Volume 57, Number 10 (2017), p. 102007.

29. Provornikova E.; Laming J.M.; Lukin V.S., Plasma compressions in magnetic reconnection regions in the solar corona, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 825, Issue 1 (2016), p. 55.

28. Akcay C.; Daughton W.; Lukin V.S.; Liu Y.-H., A two-fluid study of oblique tearing modes in a force-free current sheet, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 23, Issue 2 (2016), p. 012112.

27. Browning P.K.; Cardnell S.; Evans M.; Lucini F.A.; Lukin V.S.; McClements K.G.; Stanier A., Two-fluid and magnetohydrodynamic modelling of magnetic reconnection in the MAST spherical tokamak and the solar corona, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 58, Issue 1 (2016), p. 014041.

26. Ohia O.; Egedal J.; Lukin V.S.; Daughton W.; Le A., Scaling laws for magnetic reconnection, set by regulation of the electron pressure anisotropy to the firehose threshold, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 42, Issue 24 (2015), p. 067117.

25. Murphy N.A.; Lukin V.S., Asymmetric magnetic reconnection in weakly ionized chromospheric plasmas, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 805, Issue 2 (2015), p. 134.

24. Leake J.E.; DeVore C.R.; Thayer J.P.; Burns A.G.; Crowley G.; Gilbert H.R.; Huba J.D.; Judge P.G.; Krall J.; Linton M.G.; Lukin V.S.; Wang W., Ionized plasma and neutral gas coupling in the Sun's Chromosphere and Earth's Ionosphere/Thermosphere, Space Science Reviews, Volume 184 (2014), pp. 107-172.

23. Lee E.; Lukin V.S.; Linton M.G., On flux rope stability and atmospheric stratification in models of coronal mass ejections triggered by flux emergence, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 569 (2014), p. A94.

22. Schaffner D.A.; Brown M.R.; Lukin V.S., Temporal and spatial turbulent spectra of MHD plasma and an observation of variance anisotropy, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 790, Issue 2 (2014), p. 126.

21. Browning P.K.; Stanier A.; Ashworth G.; McClements K.G.; Lukin V.S., Self-organisation during spherical torus formation by flux rope merging in the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 56, Issue 6 (2014), p. 064009.

20. Schaffner D.A.; Lukin V.S.; Wan A.; Brown M.R., Turbulence analysis of an experimental flux rope plasma, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 56, Issue 6 (2014), p. 064003.

19. Stanier A.; Browning P.; Gordovskyy M.; McClements K.G.; Gryaznevich M.P.; Lukin V.S., Two-fluid simulations of driven reconnection in the Mega-Ampere Spherical Tokamak, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 20, Issue 12 (2013), p. 122302.

18. Leake J.E.; Lukin V.S.; Linton M.G., Magnetic reconnection in a weakly ionized plasma, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 20, Issue 6 (2013), p. 061202.

17. Le A.; Egedal J.; Ohia O.; Daughton W.; Karimabadi H.; Lukin V.S., Regimes of the electron diffusion region in magnetic reconnection, Physical Review Letters, Volume 110, Issue 13 (2013), p. 135004.

16. Leake J.E.; Lukin V.S.; Linton M.G.; Meier E.T., Multi-fluid simulations of chromospheric magnetic reconnection in a weakly ionized reacting plasma, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 760, Issue 2 (2012), p. 109.

15. Ohia O.; Egedal J.; Lukin V.S.; Daughton W.; Le A., Demonstration of anisotropic fluid closure capturing the kinetic structure of magnetic reconnection, Physical Review Letters, Volume 109, Issue 11 (2012), p. 115004.

14. Meier E.T.; Glasser A.H.; Lukin V.S.; Shumlak U., Modeling open boundaries in dissipative MHD simulation, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 231, Issue 7, (2012), p. 2963-2976.

13. Lukin V.S.; Linton M.G., Three-dimentional magnetic reconnection through a moving magnetic null, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Volume 18 (2011), p. 871-882.

12. Lowrie W.; Lukin V.S.; Shumlak U., A priori mesh quality metric error analysis applied to a high-order finite element method, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 230, Issue 14 (2011), p. 5564-5586.

11. Zhang X.; Dandurand D.; Gray T.; Brown M.R.; Lukin V.S., Calibrated cylindrical Mach probe in a plasma wind tunnel, Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume 82 (2011), p. 033510.

10. Gray T.; Lukin V.S.; Brown M.R.; Cothran C.D., Three-dimensional reconnection and relaxation of merging spheromak plasmas, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 17 (2010), p. 102106.

9. Cothran C.D.; Brown M.R.; Gray T.; Schaffer M.J.; Marklin G.; Lukin V.S., Observation of a nonaxisymmetric magnetohydrodynamic self-organized state, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 17 (2010), p. 055705.

8. Meier E.T.; Lukin V.S.; Shumlak U., Spectral element spatial discretization error in solving highly anisotropic heat conduction equation, Computer Physics Communications, Volume 181, Issue 5 (2010), p. 837-841.

7. Dahlburg J.; Amatucci W.; Brown. M.; Chan V.; Chen J.; Cothran Ch.; Chua D.; Dahlburg R.; Doschek G.; Egedal J.; Forest C.; Howard R.; Huba J.; Ko Yuan-Kuen; Krall J.; Laming J.M.; Lin R.; Linton M., Lukin V.; Murphy R.; Rakowski C.; Socker D.; Tylka A.; Vourlidas A.; Warren H. and Wood B., Exploiting Laboratory and Heliophysics Plasma Synergies, Energies, Volume 3, Issue 5 (2010), p. 1014-1048.

6. Lukin V.S., Stationary nontearing inertial scale electron magnetohydrodynamic instability, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 16 (2009), p. 122105.

5. Chacon L.; Simakov A.N.; Lukin V.S.; Zocco A., Fast Reconnection in Nonrelativistic 2D Electron-Positron Plasmas, Physical Review Letters, Volume 101 (2008), p. 025003.

4. Lukin V.S.; Jardin S.C., Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of two-dimensional reconnection in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 10 (2003), p. 3131.

3. Brown M.R.; Cothran C.D.; Landreman M.; Schlossberg D.; Matthaeus W.H.; Qin G.; Lukin V.S.; Gray T., Energetic particles from three-dimensional magnetic reconnection events in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 9 (2002), p. 2077.

2. Qin G.; Lukin V.S.; Cothran C.D.; Brown M.R.; Matthaeus W.H., Energetic particles and magnetohydrodynamic activity in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 8 (2001), p. 4816.

1. Lukin V.S.; Qin G.; Matthaeus W.H.; Brown M.R., Numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic activity in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 8 (2001), p. 1600.

Non-refereed Publications:
6. Lukin V.S. "Small Scale Plasma Experiments: Simulations and Model Validation," a case study for the DOE National Energy Research Supercomputing Center requirements review report Large Scale Computing and Storage Requirements for Fusion Energy Sciences: Target 2017, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report (2014), p. 53.

5. Lukin V.S., Preface to the special cluster issue on Self-organization in Magnetic Flux Ropes, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 56 (2014), p. 060301.

4. Stanier A.; Browning P.; Gordovskyy M.; McClements K.G.; Gryaznevich M.P.; Lukin V.S., Two-fluid simulations of magnetic reconnection during merging-compression start-up in the MAST Spherical Tokamak, Proceedings of the 40th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (2013).

3. Shumlak U.; Akcay C.; Glasser A.H.; Hansen C.J.; Held E.D.; Jarboe T.R.; Ji J.-Y.; Kim C.; Lowrie W.; Lukin V.S.; Marklin G.J.; Meier E.T.; Milroy R.D.; Nelson B.A.; O'Bryan J.B.; Sovinec C.R., Progress in the Plasma Science and Innovation Center, Proceedings of the 24th International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference (2012).

2. Shumlak U.; Chadney J.; Golingo R.P.; Den Hartog D.J.; Hughes M.C.; Knecht S.D.; Lowrie W.; Lukin V.S.; Nelson B.A.; Oberto R.J.; Rohrbach J.L.; Ross M.P.; Vogman G.V., The Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems, Fusion Science and Technology, Volume 61 (1T) (2012), p. 119-124.

1. Glasser A.H.; Liseikin V.D.; Kitaeva I.A.; Lukin V.S.; Simakov A.N., "Harmonic Grid Generation for the Tokamak Edge Region," Proceedings of the 32nd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, ECA Volume 29C (2005).

Science Policy:
Lukin V.S., Serving science or serving politics, Reader's Forum, Physics Today, Volume 67, Issue 6 (2014), p. 10.

Lukin V.; White A., Open letter to the associate director for DOE's Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, Reader's Forum, Physics Today, Volume 65, Issue 12 (2012), p. 14.