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Dusty Plasma Experiments

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

RO# Location
64.15.76.B5714 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
William E. Amatucci bill.amatucci@nrl.navy.mil 202.404.1022

Description

The physics of dusty plasmas is investigated in laboratory experiments. A dusty plasma is an ionized gas that also contains charged microparticles. Dusty plasmas are of interest in basic physics, semiconductor manufacturing, and space physics. The NRL DUPLEX and DUPLEX Jr. devices are among the world’s largest laboratory dusty plasma chambers. These unique chambers are constructed from transparent polycarbonate, providing optical access of the experimental region from nearly all directions. Current research focuses on understanding basic properties, such as the charging mechanisms and macroscopic structuring of charged particle clouds, as well as investigations of dusty plasma dynamics.

 

Keywords:
Dusty plasma; Laboratory plasmas; Processing plasmas; Space plasmas;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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