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Education:
1978.11-1982.7 B.S.    Hangzhou University, Zhejiang, China
1985.9-1988.1   M.S.   Southwestern Institute of Physics, Sichuan, China
1989.9-1994.5   Ph.D.       University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
 
Experience:
1982.9-1989.8     Research Associate - Southwestern Institute of Physics, Sichuan, China
1989.9-1994.5     Research and Teaching Assistant - University of Alaska, Alaska, USA
1994.6-1996.6     Research Investigator - University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
1996.7-1999.6     Assistant Research Scientist - University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
1999.7-2006.1     Associate Research Scientist - University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
2003.5-2006.3     Research Professor - Institute of Plasma Physics, Anhui, China
2006.3-2009.6     Professor –Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China
2009.7-present     Qiushi Chair Professor –Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China
 
Honors:              
1993, “Outstanding achievement in Space Science Research”, Space Research Program in University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
2003, “One-Hundred Talent Program”, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
 
Academic:
 President, computational plasma physics society, 2009 
 Editorial Board, Computational Physics, 2008
Adjunct Professor, Peking University, 2006
Adjunct Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004
 
Area of Research:
                           Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics with applications to space physics and magnetic confined fusion
 
Research Grants:
National Natural Science Foundation of China,
                300,000 RMB, 2004.1-2006.12 (PI)
National Natural Science Foundation of China, key project,
1,200,000 RMB, 2005.1-2009.12 (PI)
Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 973 Project,
4,736,300 RMB, 2008.8-2012.6(PI)
Ministry of Science and Technology of China, ITER Project,
4,450,000 RMB, 2009.8-2012.7 (Co-PI)
National Natural Science Foundation of China,
450,000 RMB, 2011.1-2013.12 (PI)
National Natural Science Foundation of China,
700,000 RMB, 2012.1-2015.12 (PI)
Ministry of Science and Technology of China, ITER Project,
4,800,000 RMB, 2013.1-2017.12 (PI)
National Natural Science Foundation of China,
1,000,000 RMB, 2015.1-2018.12 (PI)
 
 
Publication SCI statistics
          Overall SCI papers: 95
Total times cited: 2253 (2060 without self-citation);     Average: 24.49 times/item
H-index:            25
 
Publication List
 
2014 :
1.         L. N. Wu and Z. W. Ma,Linear growth rates of resistive tearing modes with sub-Alfvénic streaming flow, Physics of Plasmas, 21, 072105 (2014)
 
2013 :
1.                LX Chen, WQ Lei, ZW Ma , B Wu, Effects of multiple modes interaction on the resistive wall mode instability, PHYSICA SCRIPTA 88(3), 035501, (SEP 2013).
3.           J Zhu, GY Fu, ZW Ma, Nonlinear dynamics of toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes driven by energetic particles, Physics of Plasmas, 20(7),072508 , (July 2013).
4.           J Zhu, ZW Ma, GY Fu, Dynamic evolutions of multiple toroidal Alfven eigenmodes with energetic particles , Physics of Plasmas, 20(12), 122508 , (Dec 2013).
 
2012 :
1.         Li J. H.,Z. W. Ma, Roles of super-Alfvenic shear flows on Kelvin–Helmholtz and tearing instability in compressible plasma, PHYSICAL SCRIPTA, 86(2012), 045503(OCT 2012)
2.         Duan W. X., Z.W. Ma, B. Wu, Combining Effects between LHW and IBW Injections on EAST , CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, 29(8), 085203   (AUG 2012).
3.         L. J. Li, X. Zhang, L. C. Wang, Z.W. Ma, Slow shock formation and structure with sub-Alfvenic shear flow in magnetic reconnection, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS , 117, A06207 (JUN 7 2012).
4     Z. W. Ma, H. E. Sun, L. C. Lee, T. Lui, Energy transformation in a reconnection site,  PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 19(3), 032904, (MAR 2012)
2011 :
1.         X. Zhang, Li L. J., L. C. Wang, J. H. Li, Z. W. Ma, Influences of sub-Alfvénic shear flows on nonlinear evolution of magnetic reconnection in compressible plasmas, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 18(9), 092112, (SEP 2011)
2.         Chen L. X., Z. W. Ma, Dynamic evolution of the resistive wall mode with finite wall thickness, PHYSICA SCRIPTA , 84(2)025504(AUG 2011)
3.         Hou Y. W., Z. W. Ma; Yu M. Y., Trapped particle effects in long-time nonlinear Landau damping, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 18(8), 082101(AUG 2011)
4.         Zhang C. L., Z. W. Ma 2011), Nonlinear evolution of double tearing mode with guiding magnetic field, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 18(5), 052303(MAY
5.         Chen LX, Z. W. Ma,Dynamic evolution of the resistive wall mode in flowing plasmas,PHYSICA SCRIPTA 83(3), 035504(MAR 2011).  
6.         Duan WX, Z. W. Ma, Wu B, Lower hybrid current drive simulation on EAST, PHYSICA SCRIPTA ,83 ( 2) 025501(FEB 2011 ).
7.         Hou YW, Z. W. Ma, Yu MY, The plasma wave echo revisited, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 18(1), 012108( JAN 2011 ) 
2010 :
1.         Li JH, Z. W. Ma, Nonlinear evolution of resistive tearing mode with sub-Alfvenic shear flow, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS , 115, A09216 (SEP 23 2010).  
2.         Zhang LQ, Liu ZX, Z. W. Ma, et al., X line distribution determined from earthward and tailward convective bursty flows in the central plasma sheet, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 115, A06218  (JUN 2010).
2009 :
1.         Zhang, CLand Z. W. Ma, Nonlinear evolution of double tearing mode in Hall magnetohydrodynamics, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 16 (12), 122113 (DEC 2009).
2.         M. H. Hsieh, C. L. Tsai, Z. W. Ma, et al., Formation of fast shocks by magnetic reconnection in the solar corona, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 16 (9), 092901 (2009).
3.         Z. W. Ma and X. Q. Xu, An Island Coalescence Scenario for Near-Earth Current Disruption in the Magnetotail, CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, 26(8), 089401 (2009).
4.         S. C. Duan and Z. W. Ma, Spectral Properties of MHD Turbulence in 2.5-Dimensional Compressible Plasmas, PLASMA SICENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.11, 146-151 (2009).
5.         L. Q. Zhang, Z. X. Liu, W. Baumjohann, Z. W. Ma, et al., Convective bursty flows in the near-Earth magnetotail inside 13 R-E, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS , 114, A02202 (2009).
6.         X. Q. Lu and Z. W. Ma, Dynamic Processes of Cross-Tail Current in the Near-Earth Magnetotail, CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, 26(5), 059401 (2009).
2008 :
1.         C. L. Zhang, Z. W. Ma, and J. Q. Dong, A simulation study of Hall effect on double tearing modes, PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 10 (4), 407-411 (2008).
2.         Z. W. Ma, and S. L. Feng, Generation of electric field and net charge in Hall reconnection, CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, 25 (8), 2934-2937 (2008).
3.         Cao X, Pu ZY, Zhang H, Mishin VM, Ma ZW, et al., Multispacecraft and ground-based observations of substorm timing and activations: Two case studies, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 113 (A7), A07S25, 2008.  
4.         He JS, Tu CY, Tian H, Xiao CJ, Wang XG, Pu ZY, Ma ZW et al., A magnetic null geometry reconstructed from Cluster spacecraft observations, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS,113 (A5),   A05205 , 2008  
5.         He J. -S.; Zong Q. -G.; Deng X. -H.; Tu, CY, Xiao CJ, Wang XG, Ma ZW et al.; Electron trapping around a magnetic null, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 35(14) , L14104, ( JUL 2008)
6.         J. Huang, Z. W. Ma, and D. Li, Debye-length scaled structure of perpendicular electric field in collisionless magnetic reconnection, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 35 (10), L10105 (2008).
7.         J. Huang and Z. W. Ma, Reconnection rate in Collisionless magnetic reconnection under open boundary condition, CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, 25(5), 1764 (2008).
8.         Huang J.; Z. W. Ma, Two-dimensional collisionless magnetic reconnection with initial asymmetric density distribution, CHINESE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICS-CHINESE EDITION, 51(4), 960, (JUL 2008)
9.         F. C. Huang, Z. W. Ma, and Z. M. Sheng,A Hall MHD model to study energetic charged particle events produced during fluctuations in the interplanetary magnetic field intensity,PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, 56, 913–916 (2008)
10.     Zhang, XG; Pu, ZY; Ma, ZW; Zhou, XZ, Roles of initial current carrier in the distribution of field-aligned current in 3-D Hall MHD simulations,SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES E-TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 51 (3): 323-336 MAR 2008
11.     Z. W. Ma, Sudden disruption of the cross-tail current in the magnetotail, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 15 (3) , 032906,(MAR 2008)
12.     Zhang LQ; Shi JK; Liu ZX; Baumjohann W.;Z. W. Ma, et al.,Near-Earth bursty bulk flows and AE inde51(10),1704,(OCT 2008SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES E-TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES
13.     Zhang LQ; Liu ZX; Z. W. Maet al.,New processing method for the AE index51(10),1713OCT 2008SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES E-TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES
2007 :
1.         F. C. Huang, Z. M. Sheng, and Z. W. Ma, The bimodal distribution structure of electron density brought about by the Hall effect in the electron diffusion region during magnetic reconnection; PHYSICS OF PLASMAS14, 062901 (2007)
2.         Zhang, LQ; Liu, ZX; Wang, JY; Ma, ZW; et al., The distribution characteristics of the flows in the near-Earth region: TC-1 observational results, CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN, 52 (23): 3267  (DEC 2007)
3.         Pu, ZY; Zhang, XG; Wang, XG; Wang, J; Zhou, XZ; Dunlop, MW; Xie, L; Xiao, CJ; Zong, QG; Fu, SY; Liu, ZX; Carr, C; Ma, ZW; et al, Global view of dayside magnetic reconnection with the dusk-dawn IMF orientation: A statistical study for Double Star and Cluster data, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 34 (20): Art. No. L20101 OCT 16 2007
4.         Xiao, CJ; Wang, XG; Pu, ZY; Ma, ZW; et al., Satellite observations of separator-line geometry of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection, NATURE PHYSICS, 3 (9): 609-613 SEP 2007
5.         Ng, CS; Bhattacharjee, A; Hu, S; Ma, ZW, et al., Generalizations of a nonlinear fluid model for void formation in dusty plasmas, PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, 49 (9): 1583-1597 SEP 2007
6.         Zhang LQ, Liu ZX, Ma ZW, et al., Continuous tailward flow in the near-Earth magnetotail observed by TC-1 satellite, CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN 52 (14): 1980-1985 JUL 2007  
7.         Xiao CJ, Wang XG, Pu ZY, Ma ZW, et al., Recent studies in satellite observations of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection, SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES E-TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES 50 (3): 380-384 JUN 2007 
8.         Cao X, Pu ZY, Zhang H, Fu SY, Ma ZW et al., Dipolarization observed by TC1 and ClusterII during substorm in Sep. 14, 2004, CHINESE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICS-CHINESE EDITION 50 (4): 995-1004 JUL 2007 
9.         Liu ZX, Zhang LQ, Ma ZW, et al., The statistical characteristics of the tailward flows in the near-Earth region explored by TC-1, CHINESE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICS-CHINESE EDITION 50 (3): 655-661 MAY 2007 
10.     Zhang H, Pu ZY, Cao X, Fu, SY, Liu, ZX, Ma ZWet al., TC-1 observations of flux pileup and dipolarization-associated expansion in the near-Earth magnetotail during substorms,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 34 (3): Art. No. L03104 FEB 3 2007 
11.     Xiao CJ, Pu ZY, Wang XG, Ma ZW, et al., A Cluster measurement of fast magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 34 (1): Art. No. L01101 JAN 3 2007 

2006-2002 :
1.         Xiao CJ, Wang XG, Pu ZY, Zhao, H, Wang, JX, Ma ZW et al., In situ evidence for the structure of the magnetic null in a 3D reconnection event in the Earth'smagnetotail, NATURE PHYSICS 2 (7): 478-483 JUL 2006
2.         Scudder JD, Ma ZW, Omidi N, et al., World line dependence of current sheet normals inferred by minimum variance techniques, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 110 (A8): Art. No. A08201 AUG 6 2005  
3.         Zhu P, Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Finite k(y) ballooning instability in the near-Earth magnetotail, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 109 (A11): Art. No. A11211 NOV 16 2004
4.         Xiao CJ, Pu ZY, Ma ZW, et al., Inferring of flux rope orientation with the minimum variance analysis technique, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 109 (A11): Art. No. A11218 NOV 27 2004
5.         Nosenko V, Goree J, Ma ZW, et al., Compressional and shear wakes in a two-dimensional dusty plasma crystal, PHYSICAL REVIEW E 68 (5): Art. No. 056409 Part 2 NOV 2003  
6.         Fitzpatrick R, Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, et al., Wave driven magnetic reconnection in the Taylor problem, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 10 (11): 4284-4290 NOV 2003 
7.         Cao JB, Ma ZW, Lu L, et al., Influence of interplanetary magnetic field B-y on the field-aligned current in the magnetopause, CHINESE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICS-CHINESE EDITION 46 (2): 156-161 MAR 2003  
8.         Zhu P, Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Hall magnetohydrodynamic ballooning instability in the magnetotail, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 10 (1): 249-258 JAN 2003
9.         Cao JB, Ma ZW, Lu L, et al., Dynamic process of the magnetic reconnection at the magnetopause, CHINESE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICS-CHINESE EDITION 45 (5): 597-604 SEP 2002 
10.     Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A, Molecular dynamics simulations of Mach cones in two-dimensional Yukawa crystals, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 9 (8): 3349-3354 AUG 2002
11.     Nosenko V, Goree J, Ma ZW, et al., Observation of shear-wave Mach cones in a 2D dusty-plasma crystal, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 88 (13): Art. No. 135001 APR 1 2002 

2001-1995 :
1.         Wang XG, Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Scaling of collisionless forced reconnection 
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 87 (26): Art. No. 265003 DEC 24 2001
2.         Ma ZW, Lee LC, Hall effects on the generation of field-aligned currents in three-dimensional magnetic reconnection, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 106 (A11): 25951-25960 NOV 1 2001 
3.         Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Wang XG, Recent developments in collisionless reconnection theory: Applications to laboratory and space plasmas, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 8 (5): 1829-1839 Part 2 MAY 2001  
4.         Birn J, Drake JF, Shay MA, Rogers BN, Denton RE, Hesse M, Kuznetsova M, Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A, Otto A, Pritchett PL, Geospace Environmental Modeling (GEM) Magnetic Reconnection Challenge, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 106 (A3): 3715-3719 MAR 1 2001
5.         Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A, Hall magnetohydrodynamic reconnection: The Geospace Environment Modeling challenge, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 106 (A3): 3773-3782 MAR 1 2001
6.         Wang XG, Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Collisionless reconnection: Effects of Hall current and electron pressure gradient, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 105 (A12): 27633-27648 DEC 1 2000
7.         Melzer A, Nunomura S, Samsonov D, MA ZW, et al., Laser-excited Mach cones in a dusty plasma crystal, PHYSICAL REVIEW E 62 (3): 4162-4176 Part B SEP 2000  
8.         Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A,Sudden disruption of a thin current sheet in collisionless Hall magnetohydrodynamics due to secondary tearing and coalescence instabilities,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 26 (22): 3337-3340 NOV 15 1999
9.         Samsonov D, Goree J, Ma ZW, et al.,Mach cones in a Coulomb lattice and a dusty plasma,PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 83 (18): 3649-3652 NOV 1 1999 
10.     Bhattacharjee A, Kletzing CA, Ma ZW, et al.,Four-field model for dispersive field-line resonances: Effects of coupling between shear-Alfven and slow modes,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 26 (21): 3281-3284 NOV 1 1999 
11.     Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Wang XG,Impulsive reconnection dynamics in collisionless laboratory and space plasmas,JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 104 (A7): 14543-14556 JUL 1 1999
12.     Ma ZW, Lee LC,A simulation study of generation of field-aligned currents and Alfven waves by three-dimensional magnetic reconnection,JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 104 (A5): 10177-10189 MAY 1 1999  
13.     Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A,Sudden enhancement and partial disruption of thin current sheets in the magnetotail due to Hall MHD effects,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 25 (17): 3277-3280 SEP 1 1998
14.     Wang X, Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, et al.,Structure and dynamics of current sheets at Alfven resonances in a differentially rotating plasma,PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 5 (6): 2291-2296 JUN 1998 
15.     Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Wang XG,Dynamics of thin current sheets and their disruption by ballooning instabilities: A mechanism for magnetospheric substorms,PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 5 (5): 2001-2009 Part 2 Sp. Iss. SI MAY 1998 
16.     Bhattacharjee A, Ma ZW, Wang XG,Ballooning instability of a thin current sheet in the high-Lundquist-number magnetotail,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 25 (6): 861-864 MAR 15 1998
17.     Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A,Role of photospheric footpoint shear in the impulsive dynamics of the solar corona,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 23 (21): 2955-2958 OCT 15 1996 
18.     Ma ZW, Bhattacharjee A,Fast impulsive reconnection and current sheet intensification due to electron pressure gradients in semi-collisional plasmas,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 23 (13): 1673-1676 JUN 15 1996 
19.     Ma ZW, Wang XG, Bhattacharjee A,Forced magnetic reconnection and the persistence of current sheets in static and rotating plasmas due to a sinusoidal boundary perturbation,PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 3 (6): 2427-2433 JUN 1996 

2001-1995 :
2.         OTTO A, LEE LC, MA ZW
MAGNETIC-FIELD AND PLASMA PROPERTIES ASSOCIATED WITH PRESSURE PULSES AND MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AT THE DAYSIDE MAGNETOPAUSE 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 100 (A8): 14895-14911 AUG 1 1995 
3.         MA ZW, NG CS, WANG XG, et al.
DYNAMICS OF CURRENT SHEET FORMATION AND RECONNECTION IN 2-DIMENSIONAL CORONAL LOOPS 
PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 2 (8): 3184-3193 AUG 1995
4.         MA ZW, LEE LC, OTTO A
GENERATION OF FIELD-ALIGNED CURRENTS AND ALFVEN WAVES BY 3D MAGNETIC RECONNECTION 
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 22 (13): 1737-1740 JUL 1 1995 
5.         MA ZW, OTTO A, LEE LC
CORE MAGNETIC-FIELD ENHANCEMENT IN SINGLE X-LINE, MULTIPLE X-LINE AND PATCHY RECONNECTION 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 99 (A4): 6125-6136 APR 1 1994 
6.         LEE LC, JOHNSON JR, MA ZW
KINETIC ALFVEN WAVES AS A SOURCE OF PLASMA TRANSPORT AT THE DAYSIDE MAGNETOPAUSE 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 99 (A9): 17405-17411 SEP 1 1994 
7.         LEE LC, MA ZW, FU ZF, et al.
TOPOLOGY OF MAGNETIC-FLUX ROPES AND FORMATION OF FOSSIL FLUX-TRANSFER EVENTS AND BOUNDARY-LAYER PLASMAS 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 98 (A3): 3943-3951 MAR 1 1993 
8.         MA ZW, HAWKINS JG, LEE LC
A SIMULATION STUDY OF IMPULSIVE PENETRATION OF SOLAR-WIND IRREGULARITIES INTO THE MAGNETOSPHERE AT THE DAYSIDE MAGNETOPAUSE 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 96 (A9): 15751-15765 SEP 1 1991 
9.         DING DQ, LEE LC, MA ZW
DIFFERENT FTE SIGNATURES GENERATED BY THE BURSTY SINGLE-X LINE RECONNECTION AND THE MULTIPLE-X LINE RECONNECTION AT THE DAYSIDE MAGNETOPAUSE 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 96 (A1): 57-66 JAN 1 1991 
 
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Space and Magnetic Confined Fusion Plasma Theory and Simulation.

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