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Kan, J. R., Equilibrium configurations of Vlasov plasmas carrying a current component along external magnetic field, J. Plasma Phys., 7, 445, 1972.
Kan, J. R., and H. M. Lai, A highly force-free relativistic electron beam equilibrium, Phys. Fluids, 15, 2041, 1972.
Kan, J. R., On the structure of the tail current sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 78, 3773, 1973.
Kan, J. R., Nonlinear tearing structures in equilibrium current sheet, Planet. Space Sci., 27, 351, 1979.
Kan, J. R., and L. C. Lee, Energy coupling function and solar wind-magnetosphere dynamo, Geophys. Res. Lett., 6, 577, 1979.
Kan, J. R., and L. C. Lee, On the mechanism producing the backscattered and trapped electrons along auroral field lines, Planet. Space Sci., 28, 1073, 1980.
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Vasyliunas, V. M., J. R. Kan, G. L. Siscoe, and S.-I. Akasofu, Scaling relations governing magnetospheric energy transfer, Planet. Space Sci., 30, 359, 1982.
Kan, J. R., Towards a unified theory of discrete auroras, Space Sci. Rev., 31,71, 1982.
Kan, J. R., and D. W. Swift, Structure of the quasi-parallel bow shock: results of numerical simulations, J. Geophys. Res.,88, 6919, 1983.
Kan, J. R., and Y. Kamide, Electrodynamics of the westward traveling surge, J. Geophys. Res., 90,7615, 1985.
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Kan, J. R., A theory of patchy and intermittent reconnections for magnetospheric flux transfer events, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 5613, 1988.
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Cao, F., and J. R. Kan, Reflection of Alfvén waves at an open magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 4257, 1990.
Kan, J. R., and W. Baumjohann, Isotropized magnetic-moment equation of state for the central plasma sheet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 271, 1990.
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Kan, J. R., Tail-like reconfiguration of the plasma sheet during the substorm growth phase, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 2309, 1990.
Miura, Akira, and J. R. Kan, Line-tying effects on the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 19, 1611, 1992.
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Kan, J. R. and W. Sun, Substorm expansion phase caused by an intense localized convection imposed on the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res, 101, 27,271, 1996.
Kan, J. R. (2007), On the formation of near-Earth X-line at substorm expansion onset, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A01207, doi:10.1029/2006JA012011.
Kan, J. R., X. Xing, R. A. Wolf (2007), Intensity of geomagnetic storms depends on the X-line location in the plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A04216, doi:10,1029/2006JA011945.
Kan, J. R., H. Li, C. Wang, B. B. Tang, and Y. Q. Hu (2010), Saturation of polar cap potential: Nonlinearity in quasi-steady SW-M-I coupling, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A08226, 9 PP., doi:10.1029/2009JA014389.
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Kan, J. R. and A. M. Du (2013), Storm-substorm both driven by solar wind-magnetopause dynamo powered up or down by dayside or tail reconnection, in preparation