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Reference Number EP/D06337X/1
Title Queen's University Belfast Plasma Physics
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor WG Graham
No email address given
Mathematics & Physics
Queen's University Belfast
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 December 2006
End Date 31 May 2012
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £2,491,799
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Northern Ireland
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor WG Graham , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor LS Lewis , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr D Riley , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr M Borghesi , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr KM Zepf , Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
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Abstract This is a proposal to create a coherent, critical-mass research group of nine academics with strength in experimental, theoretical and computational plasma physics which will provide innovation, leadership and training. We would appoint two plasma theorists and one low temperature plasma experimentalist/modeler.The theorists are expected to be involved in the development of cutting edge kinetic modeling capabilities able to follow laser-interaction and plasma dynamics on experimentally relevant scales, hybrid codes (e.g. PIC-fluid) able to describe charged particle propagation through dense matter, computational and analytical models able to treat emerging issues in warm dense matter and high energy density physics and new analytical and computational tools to treat the ultrahigh intensity interaction regimes.The experimentalist will work across the interfaces of plasma physics, chemistry and surface science, combining sophisticated diagnostics with advanced computational modelling capabilities.A significant element of this bid is the proposal to coordinate a UK-wide, web and module-based teaching programme in Plasma Physics in partnership with other universities, laboratories and industry. Individual modules can be taken as stand-alone courses by PhD students and those in full time employment or aggregated to obtain an MSc
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