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Joshua Luoma joins LPS as a Graduate Student

Joshua Luoma joins LPS as a Graduate Student

Originally from La Crescent, Minnesota, a small town nestled alongside the Mississippi River. Growing up I spent my time outside school in the woods, on the water, or at the local hardware store where I worked. In my academics, I enjoyed the sciences and mathematics...

Sasha Rososhek joins LPS as a PostDoc

Sasha Rososhek joins LPS as a PostDoc

Sasha got his Bachelor degree in physics from Technion in 2015. The following year he joined Prof. Yakov Krasik ‘s group in the Plasma and Pulsed Power Laboratory at Technion.  While at Technion, he studied underwater wire explosion and extreme states of matter...

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...