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plasma physics

[′plaz·mə ′fiz·iks]
(physics)
The study of highly ionized gases.
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But in the first decade of fusion research, it became painfully clear that the nonlinear nature of the underlying plasma physics was extraordinarily complex.
This book is a very comprehensive introduction to fusion plasma physics and covers not only the basic theory and historical applications, but also topics relevant to controlled fusion, a potential exploiting future energy resource.
We have implemented a new "double pulse" radar-operating mode on the Radio Space Plasma Physics Group's Co-operative UK Twin Located Auroral Sounding System (CUTLASS) radars," he added.
He is a member of the Free Electron Laser Technology Area Working Groups (2001- present), High-Energy Laser Technology Area Working Group (2002-present), National Academy Committee on High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics (2001-2002), APS Executive Committee of the Plasma Physics Division (1987-1990, 1997), Free Electron Laser International Executive Committee (1985-2001), Exploratory Working Group for joint U.
The New Jersey Regional Competition is being organized by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
WASHINGTON -- Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory Plasma Physics Division demonstrate significant progress in the efficiency and cost effectiveness of light ions in the fast ignition of fusion targets.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1987 for his pioneering research contributions to the fields of plasma physics and fusion energy.
Among her topics are laser drivers, basic plasma physics, hydrodynamic compression and burn, energy requirements and gain, targets, and heavy-ion driven fusion.
Lang and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany, pioneered the method.
He earned a doctorate in plasma physics and microwave electronics also from Cornell in 1966.
The field of plasma physics covers particle trajectory, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), waves, instabilities, statistical physics, transport, nonlinear physics, and plasma confinement.
He retired in 2002, but remained deeply engaged with Imperial College and the Plasma Physics group as an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator.