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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Dynamics and Stability of Radiating High Energy Density Plasmas

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

RO# Location
64.15.76.B4870 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Andrew J. Schmitt andrew.schmitt@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.3681
Alexander L. Velikovich sasha.velikovich@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.6704

Description

This program focuses on the issues of dynamics and stability of plasmas in physical situations relevant to inertial confinement fusion and the development of Z-pinch plasma x-ray radiation sources. Problems currently under investigation include (1) Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) and Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) instabilities in dynamic radiating plasmas; (2) early-time perturbation growth in laser targets, laser imprint, ablative RM instability, feedout; (3) mitigation of the RT instability and design of RT-resistant laser targets and Z-pinch loads; (4) stabilizing effects of either applied magnetic fields (both axial and azimuthal, external or trapped) or density and composition tailoring; (5) power amplification in vacuum; and (6) investigation of innovative approaches to increasing yield, power, and hardness of the x-ray output from existing and proposed pulsed power facilities. The work involves design and interpretation of experiments, analytical theory, and numerical simulation.

 

Keywords:
Plasma;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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