Positions

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2018 ALPS: the Arbitrary Linear Plasma SolverJournal of Plasma Physics.  84. 2018
2018 NHDS: The New Hampshire Dispersion Relation SolverResearch Notes of the AAS.  2:13-13. 2018
2018 Two-dimensional Nonlinear Simulations of Temperature-anisotropy Instabilities with a Proton-alpha DriftAstrophysical Journal.  856:153-153. 2018
2018 Parametric Instability, Inverse Cascade, and the 1/f Range of Solar-Wind Turbulence.Journal of Plasma Physics.  84. 2018
2017 Disruption of Alfvénic turbulence by magnetic reconnection in a collisionless plasmaJournal of Plasma Physics.  83. 2017
2017 Disruption of sheet-like structures in Alfvénic turbulence by magnetic reconnectionMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  468:4862-4871. 2017
2016 Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation: Design of the Solar Wind and Coronal Plasma Instrument Suite for Solar Probe PlusSpace Science Reviews.  204:131-186. 2016
2016 The FIELDS Instrument Suite for Solar Probe Plus: Measuring the Coronal Plasma and Magnetic Field, Plasma Waves and Turbulence, and Radio Signatures of Solar Transients.Space Science Reviews.  204:49-82. 2016
2016 COLLISIONLESS ISOTROPIZATION OF THE SOLAR-WIND PROTONS BY COMPRESSIVE FLUCTUATIONS AND PLASMA INSTABILITIESAstrophysical Journal.  831:128-128. 2016
2016 Measures of three-dimensional anisotropy and intermittency in strong Alfvénic turbulenceMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  459:2130-2139. 2016
2016 EVOLUTION OF THE PROTON VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION DUE TO STOCHASTIC HEATING IN THE NEAR-SUN SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  820:47-47. 2016
2015 ON THE CONSERVATION OF CROSS HELICITY AND WAVE ACTION IN SOLAR-WIND MODELS WITH NON-WKB ALFVEN WAVE REFLECTIONAstrophysical Journal.  811:50-50. 2015
2015 INTERMITTENCY AND ALIGNMENT IN STRONG RMHD TURBULENCEAstrophysical Journal.  807:39-39. 2015
2015 DECELERATION OF ALPHA PARTICLES IN THE SOLAR WIND BY INSTABILITIES AND THE ROTATIONAL FORCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEATING, AZIMUTHAL FLOW, AND THE PARKER SPIRAL MAGNETIC FIELDAstrophysical Journal.  806:157-157. 2015
2015 Refined critical balance in strong Alfvénic turbulenceMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.  449:L77-L81. 2015
2015 A MODIFIED VERSION OF TAYLOR'S HYPOTHESIS FOR SOLAR PROBE PLUS OBSERVATIONSAstrophysical Journal Letters.  801:L18-L18. 2015
2014 STOCHASTIC ACCELERATION OF ELECTRONS BY FAST MAGNETOSONIC WAVES IN SOLAR FLARES: THE EFFECTS OF ANISOTROPY IN VELOCITY AND WAVENUMBER SPACEAstrophysical Journal.  796:45-45. 2014
2014 ACCELERATION OF RELATIVISTIC ELECTRONS BY MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR NON-THERMAL EMISSION FROM BLACK HOLE ACCRETION DISKSAstrophysical Journal.  791:71-71. 2014
2014 THREE-DIMENSIONAL HYBRID SIMULATION STUDY OF ANISOTROPIC TURBULENCE IN THE PROTON KINETIC REGIMEAstrophysical Journal.  788:178-178. 2014
2014 MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC SLOW MODE WITH DRIFTING He++: IMPLICATIONS FOR CORONAL SEISMOLOGY AND THE SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  788:35-35. 2014
2014 DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF REFLECTION-DRIVEN, REDUCED MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE FROM THE SUN TO THE ALFVEN CRITICAL POINT (vol 776, pg 124, 2013)Astrophysical Journal.  785:165-165. 2014
2014 Synthesis of 3-D Coronal-Solar Wind Energetic Particle Acceleration (C-SWEPA) ModulesSpace Weather.  12:323-323. 2014
2013 THE EFFICIENCY OF SECOND-ORDER FERMI ACCELERATION BY WEAKLY COMPRESSIBLE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCEAstrophysical Journal.  777:128-128. 2013
2013 LIMITS ON ALPHA PARTICLE TEMPERATURE ANISOTROPY AND DIFFERENTIAL FLOW FROM KINETIC INSTABILITIES: SOLAR WIND OBSERVATIONSAstrophysical Journal Letters.  777:L3-L3. 2013
2013 DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF REFLECTION-DRIVEN, REDUCED MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE FROM THE SUN TO THE ALFVEN CRITICAL POINTAstrophysical Journal.  776:124-124. 2013
2013 PERPENDICULAR ION HEATING BY REDUCED MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCEAstrophysical Journal.  776:90-90. 2013
2013 STOCHASTIC HEATING, DIFFERENTIAL FLOW, AND THE ALPHA-TO-PROTON TEMPERATURE RATIO IN THE SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  776:45-45. 2013
2013 OBSERVATIONAL TEST OF STOCHASTIC HEATING IN LOW-β FAST-SOLAR-WIND STREAMSAstrophysical Journal.  774:96-96. 2013
2013 INSTABILITIES DRIVEN BY THE DRIFT AND TEMPERATURE ANISOTROPY OF ALPHA PARTICLES IN THE SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  773:163-163. 2013
2013 A PARALLEL-PROPAGATING ALFVENIC ION-BEAM INSTABILITY IN THE HIGH-BETA SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  773:8-8. 2013
2013 VELOCITY-SHEAR-INDUCED MODE COUPLING IN THE SOLAR ATMOSPHERE AND SOLAR WIND: IMPLICATIONS FOR PLASMA HEATING AND MHD TURBULENCEAstrophysical Journal.  769:142-142. 2013
2013 THE DISPERSION RELATIONS AND INSTABILITY THRESHOLDS OF OBLIQUE PLASMA MODES IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ION BEAMAstrophysical Journal.  764:88-88. 2013
2012 RESONANCE BROADENING AND HEATING OF CHARGED PARTICLES IN MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCEAstrophysical Journal.  758:78-78. 2012
2012 The Effects of Wave Escape on Fast Magnetosonic Wave Turbulence in Solar FlaresAstrophysics Journal.  757. 2012
2011 INCORPORATING KINETIC PHYSICS INTO A TWO-FLUID SOLAR-WIND MODEL WITH TEMPERATURE ANISOTROPY AND LOW-FREQUENCY ALFVÉN-WAVE TURBULENCEAstrophysical Journal.  743:197-197. 2011
2010 CORONAL FARADAY ROTATION FLUCTUATIONS AND A WAVE/TURBULENCE-DRIVEN MODEL OF THE SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  722:1495-1503. 2010
2010 RESONANT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PROTONS AND OBLIQUE ALFVEN/ION-CYCLOTRON WAVES IN THE SOLAR CORONA AND SOLAR FLARESAstrophysical Journal.  722:710-720. 2010
2010 ALFVÉN-WAVE TURBULENCE AND PERPENDICULAR ION TEMPERATURES IN CORONAL HOLESAstrophysical Journal.  720:548-554. 2010
2010 PERPENDICULAR ION HEATING BY LOW-FREQUENCY ALFVEN-WAVE TURBULENCE IN THE SOLAR WINDAstrophysical Journal.  720:503-515. 2010
2010 PERPENDICULAR PROTON HEATING DUE TO ENERGY CASCADE OF FAST MAGNETOSONIC WAVES IN THE SOLAR CORONAAstrophysical Journal.  709:1003-1008. 2010
2009 ALFVÉN WAVE REFLECTION AND TURBULENT HEATING IN THE SOLAR WIND FROM 1 SOLAR RADIUS TO 1 AU: AN ANALYTICAL TREATMENTAstrophysical Journal.  707:1659-1667. 2009
2009 CONSTRAINING LOW-FREQUENCY ALFVÉNIC TURBULENCE IN THE SOLAR WIND USING DENSITY-FLUCTUATION MEASUREMENTSAstrophysical Journal.  707:1668-1675. 2009
2009 THE TURBULENT HEATING RATE IN STRONG MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE WITH NONZERO CROSS HELICITYAstrophysical Journal.  701:652-657. 2009
2009 BUOYANCY INSTABILITIES IN GALAXY CLUSTERS: CONVECTION DUE TO ADIABATIC COSMIC RAYS AND ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTIONAstrophysical Journal.  699:348-361. 2009
2009 PARKER/BUOYANCY INSTABILITIES WITH ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTION, COSMIC RAYS, AND ARBITRARY MAGNETIC FIELD STRENGTHAstrophysical Journal.  690:566-579. 2009
2008 Abundance Profiles in Cooling‐Core Clusters: a Fossil Record of Past AGN‐driven Convection?Astrophysical Journal.  689:825-836. 2008
2008 Weakly turbulent magnetohydrodynamic waves in compressible low-beta plasmas.Physical Review Letters.  101:235004. 2008
2008 Numerical Simulations of Buoyancy Instabilities in Galaxy Cluster Plasmas with Cosmic Rays and Anisotropic Thermal ConductionAstrophysical Journal.  685:105-117. 2008
2008 Strong Anisotropic MHD Turbulence with Cross HelicityAstrophysical Journal.  685:646-658. 2008
2006 Extended spectral scaling laws for shear-Alfvén wave turbulencePhysics of Plasmas.  13:114505-114505. 2006
2006 Convective stability of galaxy-cluster plasmasAstrophysical Journal.  642:140-151. 2006
2005 Weak compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the solar corona.Physical Review Letters.  95:265004. 2005
2005 AGN‐driven Convection in Galaxy‐Cluster PlasmasAstrophysical Journal.  632:809-820. 2005
2005 Turbulent Heating of Galaxy‐Cluster PlasmasAstrophysical Journal.  622:205-216. 2005
2004 Convection in Galaxy‐Cluster Plasmas Driven by Active Galactic Nuclei and Cosmic‐Ray BuoyancyAstrophysical Journal.  616:169-177. 2004
2004 Stochastic Relativistic Shock‐surfing AccelerationAstrophysical Journal.  613:622-630. 2004
2004 Acceleration of Energetic Particles by Large‐Scale Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic TurbulenceAstrophysical Journal.  603:23-27. 2004
2004 Thermal Conduction and Particle Transport in Strong Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence, with Application to Galaxy Cluster PlasmasAstrophysical Journal.  602:170-180. 2004
2004 Divergence of neighboring magnetic-field lines and fast-particle diffusion in strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, with application to thermal conduction in galaxy clusters.Physical Review Letters.  92:045001. 2004
2004 A Review of the Theory of Incompressible MHD TurbulenceAstrophysics and Space Science.  292:17-28. 2004
2003 Particle Acceleration by Slow Modes in Strong Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence, with Application to Solar FlaresAstrophysical Journal.  599:1426-1433. 2003
2002 Radio Wave Propagation through a Medium Containing Electron Density Fluctuations Described by an Anisotropic Goldreich‐Sridhar SpectrumAstrophysical Journal.  576:176-187. 2002
2001 Rayleigh‐Taylor Stability of a Strong Vertical Magnetic Field at the Galactic Center Confined by a Disk Threaded with Horizontal Magnetic FieldAstrophysical Journal.  562:737-752. 2001
2001 Parallel heat diffusion and subdiffusion in random magnetic fieldsPhysics of Plasmas.  8:777-787. 2001
2001 The importance of anisotropic interstellar turbulence and molecular-cloud magnetic mirrors for galactic cosmic-ray propagationSpace Science Reviews.  99:271-280. 2001
2000 Magnetic Field Growth and Saturation in Plasmas with Large Magnetic Prandtl Number. I. The Two‐dimensional CaseAstrophysical Journal.  545:907-921. 2000
2000 Scattering of energetic particles by anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence with a goldreich-sridhar power spectrumPhysical Review Letters.  85:4656-4659. 2000
2000 Confinement and Isotropization of Galactic Cosmic Rays by Molecular‐Cloud Magnetic Mirrors When Turbulent Scattering Is WeakAstrophysical Journal.  529:513-535. 2000
2000 Magnetic Flux Accumulation at the Galactic Center and Its Implications for the Strength of the Pregalactic Magnetic FieldAstrophysical Journal.  528:723-733. 2000
2000 Internal kink stability of large aspect ratio high-β tokamaksPhysics of Plasmas.  7:4043-4043. 2000
1999 Heat Transport Along an Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field. I. Periodic Magnetic MirrorsAstrophysical Journal.  525:638-650. 1999
1998 Thermal Conduction in a Tangled Magnetic FieldPhysical Review Letters.  80:3077-3080. 1998
1998 Viscous Relaxation and the Transition between the Kinematic and Nonlinear Galactic DynamosAstrophysical Journal.  492:179-189. 1998
1997 The Growth of Cross Helicity in the Protogalactic DynamoAstrophysical Journal.  490:156-165. 1997
1997 A Comparison between Markovian and Non‐Markovian Closures in Simulations of Nonlinear Dynamos with Application to the Protogalactic DynamoAstrophysical Journal.  485:148-158. 1997
1997 The Effects of Velocity Correlation Times on the Turbulent Amplification of Magnetic EnergyAstrophysical Journal.  482:156-166. 1997
Heating of Accretion-Disk Coronae and Jets by General Relativistic MHD TurbulenceJournal of Plasma Physics.  84.
Hybrid, Simulations of a Proton-Alpha Drift Insta- bility in a Warm Inhomogeneous PlasmaAstrophysical Journal
Interplay between intermittency and dissipation in collisionless plasma turbulencePhys. Rev. Lett
Scale dependent alignment between velocity and magnetic field fluctuations in the solar wind and comparisons to Boldyrev's phenomenological theory
Stochastic proton heating by kinetic-Alfve ́n-wave turbulence in moderately high-β plasmasJournal of Plasma Physics
Stochastic proton heating by kinetic-Alfve ́n-wave turbulence in moderately high-β plasmasJournal of Plasma Physics
Stochastic proton heating by kinetic-Alfve ́n-wave turbulence in moderately high-β plasmasJournal of Plasma Physics
Turbulence and Mixing in the Intracluster Medium

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
2010 Hybrid Simulations of Energy Cascade among Fast Magnetosonic Waves in a Cold PlasmaAIP Conference Proceedings. 68-71. 2010
2010 Quasilinear Wave "Reflection" Due to Proton Heating by an Imbalanced Turbulent CascadeAIP Conference Proceedings. 64-67. 2010
2010 Resonant Interactions Between Protons and Oblique Alfven/Ion-Cyclotron WavesAIP Conference Proceedings. 72-75. 2010

Principal Investigator On

  • An Investigation of the Differential Flow, Anisotropic Heating, and Abundance Variations of Helium in the Solar Wind  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2017 - 2020
  • Intermittency and Ion Heating in RMHD Turbulence  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2019
  • Intermittency in Solar-Wind Turbulence  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2015 - 2019
  • Non-Maxwellian Distribution Functions in the Solar Wind: Dispersion Relations and Instabilities  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2016 - 2019
  • Solar Probe Plus FIELDS Experiment, Phase A  awarded by University of California at Berkeley (UCB) 2010 - 2018
  • Assessing the Relative Importance of Stochastic Resonant Ion Heating in the Solar Wind  awarded by University of Michigan 2016 - 2018
  • Incorporating 3D RMHD Turbulence Simulations and Kinetic Plasma Physics into a Two-Fluid Model of Solar Wind  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2013 - 2017
  • Alpha Particle Beams in the Inner Solar Wind  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2011 - 2015
  • Cluster for Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence (CICART)  awarded by US DOE, Department of Energy 2007 - 2015
  • Turbulence and Kinetic Plasma Physics in the Solar Wind  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2011 - 2015
  • Strong Alfven-Wave Turbulence with Cross Helicity  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2013
  • Turbulence and Perpendicular Heating in the Corona and Solar Wind  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2009 - 2013
  • Wave-Particle Simulations  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2008 - 2012
  • Stochastic Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2007 - 2011
  • Fundamental Investigations of Compressible MHD Turbulence  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006 - 2010
  • AGN Heating and Thermal Conduction in Clustersof Galaxies  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2005 - 2008
  • Galaxy-Cluster Baryons and the Cooling-Flow Problem  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2005 - 2008
  • Teaching Activities

  • Quantum Mechanics I Taught course 2018
  • Quantum Mechanics I Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Mechanics/Mathematical Phys I Taught course 2018
  • Mechanics/Mathematical Phys I Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Modern Astrophysics Taught course 2017
  • General Physics I Taught course 2017
  • General Physics I Recitation Taught course 2016
  • General Physics III Taught course 2016
  • General Physics III Taught course 2016
  • General Physics I Taught course 2016
  • General Physics II Taught course 2015
  • General Physics III Taught course 2015
  • General Physics II Taught course 2015
  • General Physics I Taught course 2014
  • General Physics II Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. History, Yale University
  • B.A. Physics, Yale University
  • M.A. Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
  • Ph.D. Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
  • Full Name

  • Benjamin Chandran