Mario Riquelme


Address: Av. Blanco Encalada 2008, 3er piso

Phone: 9784337

Charge: Profesor Asistente

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Research Lines

My areas of interest are astrophysical and space plasmas. I concentrate on kinetic, micro-physical effects in these plasmas that could lead to nonthermal particle acceleration/emission. These studies can be applicable to phenomena from the solar corona (solar flares) to nonthermal emission from accretion disks around black holes. My approach is numerical/theoretical, mainly using particle-in-cell (PIC) plasma simulations.




Fractality of an MHD shell model for turbulent plasma driven by solar wind data: A review, Muñoz, V., Domínguez, M., Nigro, G., Riquelme, M., Carbone, V., 2021, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 105524

Study of the fractality in a magnetohydrodynamic shell model forced by solar wind fluctuations, Domínguez, M., Nigro, G., Muñoz, V., Carbone, V., Riquelme, M., 2020, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 27, 175

Stochastic ion acceleration by the ion-cyclotron instability in a growing magnetic field, Ley, F., Riquelme, M., Sironi, L., & Verscharen, D., 2019, ApJ, 880, 100

PIC simulations of velocity-space instabilities in a decreasing magnetic field: viscosity and thermal conduction, Riquelme, M. A., Quataert, E., & Verscharen, D., 2018, ApJ, 854, 132

Stochastic electron acceleration by the whistler instability in a growing magnetic field, Riquelme, M.  & Osorio, A., 2017, 850, 113

The microphysics of collisionless shock waves, Marcowith, A., Bret, A., Bykov, A., Dieckman, M. E., Drury, L. O’C., Lembege, B., Lemoine, M., Morlino, G., Murphy, G., Pelletier, G., Plotnikov, I., Reville, B., Riquelme, M., Sironi, L., Stockem Novo, A., 2016, Reports on Progress in Physics, 79, 046901

PIC simulations of the effect of velocity space instabilities on electron viscosity and thermal conduction, Riquelme, M. A., Quataert, E., & Verscharen, D., 2016, ApJ, 824, 123

Particle-in-cell simulations of continuously driven mirror and ion cyclotron instabilities in high beta astrophysical and heliospheric plasmas, Riquelme, M. A., Quataert, E., & Verscharen, D., 2015, ApJ, 800, 27

Local 2D Particle-in-Cell Simulations of the Collisionless MRI, Riquelme, M. A., Quataert, E., Sharma, P., & Spitkovsky, A., 2012, ApJ, 755, 50

Electron Injection by Whistler Waves in Non-relativistic Shocks, Riquelme, M. A., Spitkovsky, A., 2011, ApJ, 733, 63

Magnetic Amplification by Magnetized Cosmic Rays in Supernova Remnant Shocks, Riquelme, M. A., Spitkovsky, A., 2010, ApJ, 717, 1054

Nonlinear Study of Bell’s Cosmic Ray Current-Driven Instability, Riquelme, M. A., Spitkovsky, A., 2009, ApJ, 694, 626

Kinetic Simulations of the Current-Driven Instability in Cosmic Ray Modified Relativistic Shock, Riquelme, M. A., Spitkovsky, A., 2008, IJMPD, 17, 1803

Lower Metal Enrichment of Virialized Gas in Minihalos, Cen, R., Riquelme, M. A., 2008, ApJ, 674, 644

Separating the Weak Lensing and Kinetic Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effects from Cosmic Microwave Background Temperature Maps, Riquelme, M. A., Spergel, D. N., 2007, ApJ, 661, 672

Neutrino emission rates in highly magnetized neutron stars revisited, Riquelme, M. A., Reisenegger, A., Espinosa, O., Dib, C., 2005, A&A, 439, 427