Welcome to LPS

The Laboratory of Plasma Studies at Cornell University carries out a wide range of fundamental and applied research in pulsed-power-driven plasma physics including research related to inertial confinement fusion and astrophysics investigations.

This broad range is fundamental to understanding different characteristics of plasmas, from microscopic to macroscopic scales.

The integration between experiment, computation and theory is an important trait of this lab.

Recent Publications

G. F. Swadling, S. V. Lebedev, N. Niasse, J. P. Chittenden, G. N. Hall, F. Suzuki-Vidal, G. C. Burdiak, A. Harvey-Thompson, S. N. Bland, P. De Grouchy, E. Khoory, L. Pickworth, J. Skidmore, L. Suttle, Oblique shock structures formed during the ablation phase of aluminium wire array z-pinches, Phys. Plasmas 20, 022705 (2013).

G.N. Hall, S.V. Lebedev, F. Suzuki-Vidal, G.F. Swadling, J.P. Chittenden, S.N. Bland, A. Harvey-Thompson, P.F. Knapp, I.C. Blesener, R.D. McBride, D.A. Chalenski, K.S. Blesener, J.B. Greenly, S.A. Pikuz, T.A. Shelkovenko, D.A. Hammer, B.R. Kusse, Ablation dynamics in coiled wire-array Z-pinches, Phys. Plasmas 20, 022703 (2013).

G.C. Burdiak, S.V. Lebedev, R.P. Drake, A.J. Harvey-Thompson, G.F. Swadling, F. Suzuki-Vidal, J. Skidmore, L. Suttle, E. Khoory, L. Pickworth, P. de Grouchy, G.N. Hall, S.N. Bland, M. Weinwurma, J.P. Chittenden, The production and evolution of multiple converging radiative shock waves in gas-filled cylindrical liner z-pinch experiments, High Energy Density Physics 9, pp. 52-62 (2013).

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