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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:


  • 2015.12 – Present: Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2013.07 – 2015.12: Assistant Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


  • 2013 – Ph.D., Space Physics, Peking University
  • 2009 – M.S., Space Physics, Peking University
  • 2005 – B.S., Space Physics, Southern Yangtze University

Research Interests:
  1. Solar wind interactions with Mercury 
  2. Giant rotating magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn 
  3. Magnetic reconnection and FTEs at magnetopause
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Supported Projects:
Flux Transfer Events on the Mercury's MagnetopauseNational Natural Science Foundation of China (grants 41404137)

Selected Publication:

My ResearcherIDO-2421-2013Google Scholar

  1. Zhong, J., Y. Wei, L.C. Lee, J.S. He, J.A. Slavin, Z.Y. Pu, H. Zhang, X.G. Wang and W.X. Wan, (2020), Formation of Macroscale Flux Transfer Events at Mercury. ApJL. 893: L18.
  2. Zhong, J., L.C. Lee, X.G. Wang, Z.Y. Pu, J.S. He, Y. Wei and W.X. Wan, (2020), Multiple X-line Reconnection Observed in Mercury’s Magnetotail Driven by an Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection. ApJL. 893: L11.
  3. Zhong, J., J.H. Shue, Y. Wei, J.A. Slavin, H. Zhang, Z.J. Rong, L.H. Chai and W.X. Wan, (2020), Effects of Orbital Eccentricity and IMF Cone Angle on the Dimensions of Mercury’s Magnetosphere. ApJ. 892: 2.
  4. Zhong, J., Q.G. Zong, Y. Wei, J.A. Slavin, X. Cao, Z.Y. Pu, X.G. Wang, S.Y. Fu, J.M. Raines and W.X. Wan, (2019), MESSENGER Observations of Giant Plasmoids in Mercury's Magnetotail. ApJL. 886: L32.
  5. Zhong, J., Y. Wei, Z.Y. Pu, X.G. Wang, W.X. Wan, J.A. Slavin, X. Cao, J.M. Raines, H. Zhang, C.J. Xiao, A.M. Du, R.S. Wang, R.M. Dewey, L.H. Chai, Z.J. Rong and Y. Li, (2018), MESSENGER Observations of Rapid and Impulsive Magnetic Reconnection in Mercury's Magnetotail. ApJL. 860: L20.
  6. Zhong, J., W.X. Wan, Y. Wei, J.A. Slavin, J.M. Raines, Z.J. Rong, L.H. Chai and X.H. Han, (2015), Compressibility of Mercury's dayside magnetosphere. GRL. 42: 10,135-10,139.
  7. Zhong, J., W.X. Wan, J.A. Slavin, Y. Wei, R.L. Lin, L.H. Chai, J.M. Raines, Z.J. Rong and X.H. Han, (2015), Mercury's three-dimensional asymmetric magnetopause. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 120: 7658-7671.
  8. Zhong, J., W.X. Wan, Y. Wei, S.Y. Fu, W.X. Jiao, Z.J. Rong, L.H. Chai and X.H. Han, (2014), Increasing exposure of geosynchronous orbit in solar wind due to decay of Earth's dipole field. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 119: 9816-9822.
  9. Zhong, J., Z.Y. Pu, M.W. Dunlop, Y.V. Bogdanova, X.G. Wang, C.J. Xiao, R.L. Guo, H. Hasegawa, J. Raeder, X.Z. Zhou, V. Angelopoulos, Q.G. Zong, S.Y. Fu, L. Xie, M.G.G.T. Taylor, C. Shen, J. Berchem, Q.H. Zhang, M. Volwerk and J.P. Eastwood, (2013), Three-dimensional magnetic flux rope structure formed by multiple sequential X-line reconnection at the magnetopause. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 118: 1904-1911.
  10. Zhong, J., L. Xie, H. Zhang, J.X. Li, Z.Y. Pu, M. Nowada, X.D. Wang, X.Y. Wang, G.K. Parks, Q.G. Zong, S.Y. Fu, R.L. Guo, Z.H. Yao, X.G. Zhang, H. Reme and S.J. Wang, (2013), Chang’E-1 observations of pickup ions near the Moon under different interplanetary magnetic field conditions. Planet. Space Sci. 79-80: 56-63.
  11. Zhong Jun, Xie Lun., Pu Zuyin, Jiao Weixin, Motoharu Nowada, Wang Xinyue, Zhang Xianguo, Wang Shijin, (2013), Features of solar wind ions near the Moon observed by spacecraft Chang'E-1. 航天器环境工程. 30: 225-229.
  12. Zhong Jun, Jiao Weixin, Zong Qiugang , Zhang Jichun, Michelle F. Thomsen, Tian Tian, (2009), Distribution of spacecraft surface charging potential in plasma sheet at geosynchronous orbit during geomagnetic storms. 航天器环境工程. 26: 312-316.
  13. Zhang, T.-X., H. Zhang, H.-R. Lai, J. Zhong, L.-B. Liu, Y. Wei, J.-B. Cao, J. Cui, C.-B. Zhu, S.-Y. Fu and W.-X. Wan, (2020), Asymmetric Lunar Magnetic Perturbations Produced by Reflected Solar Wind Particles. ApJL. 893: L36.
  14. Zhang, C., Z.J. Rong, J.W. Gao, J. Zhong, L.H. Chai, Y. Wei, C. Shen and W.X. Wan, (2020), The Flapping Motion of Mercury's Magnetotail Current Sheet: MESSENGER Observations. GRL. 47: e2019GL086011.
  15. Wei, Y., J. Zhong, H. Hui, Q. Shi, J. Cui, H. He, H. Zhang, Z. Yao, X. Yue, Z. Rong, F. He, L. Chai and W. Wan, (2020), Implantation of Earth's Atmospheric Ions Into the Nearside and Farside Lunar Soil: Implications to Geodynamo Evolution. GRL. 47: e2019GL086208.
  16. Zhang, H., S. Fu, Z. Pu, J. Lu, J. Zhong, C. Zhu, W. Wan and L. Liu, (2019), Statistics on the Magnetosheath Properties Related to Magnetopause Magnetic Reconnection. ApJ. 880: 122.
  17. Slavin, J.A., H.R. Middleton, J.M. Raines, X. Jia, J. Zhong, W.-J. Sun, S. Livi, S.M. Imber, G.-K. Poh, M. Akhavan-Tafti, J.M. Jasinski, G.A. DiBraccio, C. Dong, R.M. Dewey and M.L. Mays, (2019), MESSENGER Observations of Disappearing Dayside Magnetosphere Events at Mercury. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 124: 6613-6635.
  18. Fan, K., M. Fraenz, Y. Wei, Q. Han, E. Dubinin, J. Cui, L. Chai, Z. Rong, J. Zhong, W. Wan, J. Mcfadden and J.E.P. Connerney, (2019), Reduced Atmospheric Ion Escape Above Martian Crustal Magnetic Fields. GRL. 46: 11764-11772.
  19. Chang, Q., X. Xu, Q. Xu, J. Zhong, J. Xu, J. Wang and T. Zhang, (2019), Multiple-point Modeling the Parker Spiral Configuration of the Solar Wind Magnetic Field at the Solar Maximum of Solar Cycle 24. ApJ. 884: 102.
  20. Chai, L., W. Wan, Y. Wei, T. Zhang, W. Exner, M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, M. Feyerabend, U. Motschmann, Y. Ma, J.S. Halekas, Y. Li, Z. Rong and J. Zhong, (2019), The Induced Global Looping Magnetic Field on Mars. ApJL. 871: L27.
  21. Rong, Z.J., Y. Ding, J.A. Slavin, J. Zhong, G. Poh, W.J. Sun, Y. Wei, L.H. Chai, W.X. Wan and C. Shen, (2018), The Magnetic Field Structure of Mercury's Magnetotail. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 123: 548-566.
  22. Wei, Y., M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, W. Wan, T. Zhang, Z. Rong, L. Chai, J. Zhong, R. Zhu, Y. Futaana and S. Barabash, (2017), Ablation of Venusian oxygen ions by unshocked solar wind. Science Bulletin. 62: 1669-1672.
  23. He, M., J. Vogt, D. Heyner and J. Zhong, (2017), Solar wind controls on Mercury's magnetospheric cusp. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 122: 6150-6164.
  24. Chai, L., Y. Wei, W. Wan, T. Zhang, Z. Rong, M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, H. Zhang, J. Zhong, X. Han and S. Barabash, (2016), An induced global magnetic field looping around the magnetotail of Venus. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 121: 688-698.
  25. Rong, Z.J., S. Barabash, G. Stenberg, Y. Futaana, T.L. Zhang, W.X. Wan, Y. Wei, X.D. Wang, L.H. Chai and J. Zhong, (2015), The flapping motion of the Venusian magnetotail: Venus Express observations. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 120: 5593-5602.
  26. Chai, L., W. Wan, M. Fraenz, T. Zhang, E. Dubinin, Y. Wei, Y. Li, Z. Rong, J. Zhong, X. Han and Y. Futaana, (2015), Solar zenith angle-dependent asymmetries in Venusian bow shock location revealed by Venus Express. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 120: 2015JA021221.
  27. Rong, Z.J., S. Barabash, Y. Futaana, G. Stenberg, T.L. Zhang, W.X. Wan, Y. Wei, X.D. Wang, L.H. Chai and J. Zhong, (2014), Morphology of magnetic field in near-Venus magnetotail: Venus express observations. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics: 2014JA020461.
  28. Han, X., M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, Y. Wei, D.J. Andrews, W. Wan, M. He, Z.J. Rong, L. Chai, J. Zhong, K. Li and S. Barabash, (2014), Discrepancy between ionopause and photoelectron boundary determined from Mars Express measurements. GRL. 41: 2014GL062287.
  29. Chai, L., M. Fraenz, W. Wan, Z. Rong, T. Zhang, Y. Wei, E. Dubinin, J. Zhong, X. Han and S. Barabash, (2014), IMF control of the location of Venusian bow shock: The effect of the magnitude of IMF component tangential to the bow shock surface. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 119: 2014JA019878.
  30. Pu, Z.Y., J. Raeder, J. Zhong, Y.V. Bogdanova, M. Dunlop, C.J. Xiao, X.G. Wang and A. Fazakerley, (2013), Magnetic topologies of an in vivo FTE observed by Double Star/TC-1 at Earth's magnetopause. GRL. 40: 3502-3506.
  31. Guo, R., Z. Pu, C. Xiao, X. Wang, S. Fu, L. Xie, Q. Zong, J. He, Z. Yao, J. Zhong and J. Li, (2013), Separator reconnection with antiparallel/component features observed in magnetotail plasmas. J. Geophy. Res. Space Physics. 118: 6116-6126.
  32. Yao, Z.H., Z.Y. Pu, S.Y. Fu, V. Angelopoulos, M. Kubyshkina, X. Xing, L. Lyons, Y. Nishimura, L. Xie, X.G. Wang, C.J. Xiao, X. Cao, J. Liu, H. Zhang, M. Nowada, Q.G. Zong, R.L. Guo, J. Zhong and J.X. Li, (2012), Mechanism of substorm current wedge formation: THEMIS observations. GRL. 39: L13102.
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