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Donald Edie

Position: PhD Student

Supervisors: Dirk O. Gericke

Project Title: Ion Beam Interactions with Dense, Partially Ionised, Strongly-Coupled Plasmas

Funding: EPSRC

Data Started: 29th September 2008


Project Description:

We will be constructing a model of the ion stopping power of high energy density states of matter, such as those created in an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reaction. In particular, we will be looking at stopping mediums in the regime of partially ionised, dense, strongly coupled plasma.

The applications of this model would primarily be:

  • Determining energy deposition profiles of ion beam drivers acting on an ICF fuel capsule
  • Determining energy deposition profiles of fusion alpha particles to describe alpha heating

Contact Details

Centre for Fusion, Space & Astrophysics
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Office: PS107

Tel: +44 (0) 2476150215

Email: Email me