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T. Sun, X. Wang, C. Wang. Tangent Directions of the Cusp Boundary Derived from the Simulated Soft X-ray Image. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 126, e2020JA028314 (February 2021)


T. Sun, C. Wang, H. K. Connor, A. M. Jorgensen, S. Sembay. Deriving the Magnetopause Position from the Soft X-ray Image by Using the Tangent Fitting Approach. J. Geophys. Res. Space Phys., 125, e2020JA028169 (August 2020).

R. Hudec, G. Branduardi-Raymont, S. Sembay, V. Simon. European Space Agency SMILE and Czech participation. Astron. Nachr., 341, 341 – 347 (May 2020).

A. A. Samsonov, Y. V., Bogdanova, G. Branduardi-Raymont, D. G. Sibeck, G. Toth. Is the Relation Between the Solar Wind Dynamic Pressure and the Magnetopause Standoff Distance so Straightforward? Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2019GL086474 (April 2020).


A. M. Jorgensen, T. R. Sun, C. Wang, L. Dai, S. Sembay, F. Wei, Y. H. Guo, R. L. Xu. Boundary Detection in Three Dimensions With Application to the SMILE Mission: the Effect of Photon Noise. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 4365 – 4383 (June 2019).

A. M. Jorgensen, T. R. Sun, C. Wang, L. Dai, S. Sembay, J. H. Zheng, X. Z. Yu. Boundary Detection in Three Dimensions With Application to the SMILE Mission: the Effect of Model-fitting Noise. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 4341 – 4355 (June 2019).

A. A. Samsonov, Y. V. Bogdanova, G. Branduardi-Raymont, J. Safrankova, Z. Nemecek, J. -S. Park. Long-Term Variations in Solar Wind Parameters, Magnetopause Location, and Geomagnetic Activity Over the Last Five Solar Cycles. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 4049 – 4063 (June 2019).

H. K. Connor, J. A. Carter. Exospheric Neutral Hydrogen Density at the Nominal 10 RE Subsolar Point Deduced from XMM-Newton X-ray Observations. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 1612 – 1624 (March 2019).

T. R. Sun, C. Wang, S. Sembay, R. E. Lopez, P. Escoubet, G. Branduardi-Raymont et al. Soft X-ray Imaging of the Magnetosheath and Cusps under Different Solar Wind Conditions: MHD Simulations. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 124, 2435 – 2450 (February 2019).


M. R. Collier, H. K. Connor. Magnetopause Surface Reconstruction from Tangent Vector Observations. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, 10,189 – 10,199 (December 2018).

C. Wang, G. Branduardi-Raymont. Progress of Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) Mission. Chin. J. Space Sci., 38, 657 - 661 (June 2018).

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S. Peng, Y. Ye, F. Wei, Z. Yang, Y. Guo, T. Sun. Numerical Model Built for the Simulation of the Earth Magnetopause by Lobster-eye-type Soft X-ray Imager Onboard SMILE Satellite. Optics Express, 26, 15138 (May 2018).

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M. R. Soman, D. J. Hall, A. D. Holland, R. Burgon, T. Buggey, J. Skottfelt, S. Sembay, P. Drumm, J. Thornhill, A. Read, D. Walton, G. Branduardi-Raymont, W. Raab, P. Verhoeve, D. Agnolon, C. Woffinden. The SMILE Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) CCD Design and Development. Journal of Instrumentation (JINST), pp. C01022 (January 2018). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, 3 – 8 September 2017.


G. Branduardi-Raymont, C. Wang. A Novel and Global Way to Explore Solar-Terrestrial Relationships: SMILE. Space Research Today, COSPAR Information Bulletin, 200, 32 – 39 (December 2017).


G. Branduardi-Raymont, C. P. Escoubet, K. Kuntz, T. Lui, A. Read, D. Sibeck, T. Sun, B. Walsh, C. Wang. Link between Solar Wind, Magnetosphere and Ionosphere. Taikong, 9. ISSI-BJ Magazine, Ed.s A. Yang and M. Falanga (October 2016).

W. Raab, G. Branduardi-Raymont, C. Wang, L. Dai, E. Donovan, G. Enno, P. C. Escoubet, D. Kataria, L. Li, D. Lumb, A. M. Read, D. Rebuffat, J. Romstedt, S. Sembay, E. Spanswick, A. Wielders, A. Zhang, J.Zheng. SMILE: A Joint ESA/CAS Mission to Investigate the Interaction Between the Solar Wind and Earth’s Magnetosphere. SPIE, 9905, 990502 (August 2016). Proceedings of the meeting Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Edinburgh, UK, 26 June - 1 July 2016.

G. Branduardi-Raymont, C. Wang, SMILE Team. SMILE (Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer): X-ray Imaging of the Sun-Earth Connection. Proceedings of the conference XMM-Newton: The Next Decade, ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 9 - 11 May 2016.


T. R. Sun, C. Wang, F. Wei, S. Sembay. X-ray Imaging of Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves at the Magnetopause. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 266 – 275 (January 2015).


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