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Lavine tests the possibility of getting faraday rotation measurements

Lavine tests the possibility of getting faraday rotation measurements

In his last run on COBRA he tested the possibility of getting faraday rotation measurements of the azimuthal magnetic field distribution in our gas puff z-pinches. While still working on some of the analysis, here is a picture that confirms we are seeing faraday...

Sophia Rocco heads to LLNL

Sophia will be working in Andrea Schmidt’s group, which is in the National Security Engineering Division of the Engineering Directorate. Sophia will be working on diagnostics (primarily neutron diagnostics, as well as potentially Thomson scattering and...

LPS Plasma Physics Reading Club

LPS Graduate Students create a Plasma Physics Reading Club. Each week a student volunteers to lead a discussion on a plasma physics related article (or textbook sections) of his or her choice. We hope to promote scholarship and exchange of ideas in plasma physics and...

Ahmed Elshafiey working on the XP machine

Ahmed Elshafiey working on the XP machine

Ahmed is in the process of loading the XP machine with the Hybrid X-pinch electrodes. The current work is focused on time resolved source size measurement under high magnification using a fast sweep streak camera.

E. Sander Lavine working on Thompson Scattering

E. Sander Lavine working on Thompson Scattering

Sander is working to fully characterize the imploding plasma sheath in triple nozzle gas-puff z-pinches using Thompson scattering, Zeeman polarization spectroscopy, laser shearing interferometry, and Bdot probe array measurements. Such measurements will be extremely...

Euan Freeman attends PPPL Graduate Summer School virtually

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Graduate Summer School They welcomed students from a broad range of fields: magnetic fusion energy sciences, high energy density plasmas, astrophysics, low temperature plasmas, materials science, etc. Euan attended 4 lectures each...

Chiatai Chen shares photo of XUV Emission

Chiatai Chen shares photo of XUV Emission

XUV emission of an exploding 25 μm diameter copper wire connected in series to two magnetic field coils on the two ends driven by a COBRA current pulse. This shot is a part of a study on the dynamics of the wire plasma in a magnetic mirror configuration

ECE Fusion Researcher Sophia Rocco Educates Members of Congress

Fusion Day on the Hill is science advocacy event aimed at educating Members of Congress about the state of fusion research throughout the country. Last month, Cornell partnered with the University of Rochester and New York University to visit the New York delegation....

ZNetUS Workshop

ZNetUS Workshop

David Hammer and E. Sander Lavine attend first ZNet Workshop Topics: Pulsed power technology Magneto inertial fusion Astrophysical plasmas and planetary science Mid scale User Facility MHD and hybrid codes development Magnetized high-energy density plasmas Student...