Graduate Theses

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2022

Name

Title Advisor(s)
Eduardo Rodríguez Quasisymmetry A. Bhattacharjee
Nicolas A. Lopez Metaplectic geometrical optics I. Y. Dodin
Valentin A. Skoutnev Dynamos in Stably Stratified Fluids A. Bhattacharjee
Alexander S. Glasser

Gauge Structure in Algorithms for Plasma Physics

H. Qin

2019

Name

Title Advisor(s)
Denis André St-Onge Fluctuation Dynamo in Collisionless and Weakly Collisional Magnetized Plasmas M. W. Kunz
Ge Dong Nonlinear Dynamics of the Kinetic Ballooning Modes                                                                                                     A. Bhattacharjee
Jonathan Wei Xiang Ng Fluid Closures for the Modelling of Reconnection and Instabilities in Magnetotail Current Sheets A. Bhattacharjee

2009

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Stoltzfus-Dueck, Timothy

Tokamak edge turbulence and the approach to adiabatic response

J. A. Krommes, S. Zweben

Yampolsky, Nikolai A.

Plasma waves in parametric interactions

N. J. Fisch

Park, Jong-kyu

Ideal Perturbed Equilibria in Tokamaks

J. Menard, A. Boozer

Smith, David R.

Investigation of electron gyro-scale fluctuations in the National Spherical Torus Experiment

E. Mazzucato

2003

2002

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Ping, Yuan

Soft X-ray Lasers and Raman Amplification in Plasmas

S. Suckewer

Jones, Brent (Physics)

Electron Bernstein Wave Thermal Emission and Mode Conversion in the CDX-U Spherical Torus

P. Efthimion, G. Taylor

1982

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Schultz, Carl Goran

Tearing modes in tokamak plasmas with and without ion beam driver currents

P. K. Kaw

Wurden, Glen A.

CO2 laser scattering on rf waves in ACT-I

M. Ono, K.-L. Wong

MacKay, Robert S.

Renormalisation in area preserving maps

J. L. Johnson, M. D. Kruskal

Andrews, Philip L.

Scattering of lower-hybrid waves by density fluctuations

F. W. Perkins

Anania, Giorgio

Equilibrium and stability of stellarators

J. L. Johnson

Kotschenreuther, Michael T.

The effect of small-scale fluctuations on several plasma processes

J. A. Krommes, C.R. Oberman

Ryu, Chang-Mo

A numerical study of resistive MHD eigenmodes in cylindrical geometry

R. C. Grimm

1976

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Newberger, Barry

Finite beta effects on low- frequency instabilities in an axisymmetric torus

A. H. Glasser

Rosen, Mordecai D.

Radial boundary layers in diffusing toroidal equilibria

J. M. Greene, E. A. Frieman

Jardin, Stephen C.

Time integration of the ideal MHD equations in 2D tokamak geometry

J. L. Johnson

Marmar, Earl S. (Physics)

Transport of injected impurities in the ATC tokamak

S. A. Cohen

1975

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Grek, Boris

Parametric excitation, heating and anomalous absorption at the upper hybrid and cyclotron harmonic frequencies

M. Porkolab

Krommes, John A.

On renormalized kinetic theories of anomalous transport due to hydrodynamic fluctuations in strongly magnetized plasma

C. R. Oberman

Sauthoff, Ned

The structure of fluctuations in the trapped electron regime of the FM-1 Spherator

J. A. Schmidt

Sperling, Jacob L.

Parametric instabilities and electrostatic ion-cyclotron waves in multispecies plasma

F. W. Perkins

Bellan, Paul M.

Theoretical and experimental studies of the propagation of electrostatic lower hybrid waves

M. Porkolab

1974

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Orens, Joseph H.

Anomalous plasma resistivity due to ion acoustic turbulence

J. M. Dawson

Chu, Cheng

Investigations of anomalous processes associated with the lower hybrid waves

J. M. Dawson

Sauthoff, Ned

The structure of fluctuations in the trapped electron regime of the FM-1 Spherator

J. A. Schmidt

Johnston, Russell S.

Classical induced scattering of coherent waves

R. M. Kulsrud

Tsang, Kang Too

Non-axisymmetric toroidal transport and plasma rotation

E. A. Frieman

Flick, James T.

Identification of saturation of the isothermal parametric ion acoustic decay instability

H. W. Hendel

1973

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Williams, Edward A. (Physics)

Theory of fluctuations in plasma

C. R. Oberman

1972

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Lindl, John

Turbulent electron viscosity due to electrostatic instabilities in plasmas with large current shears

J. M. Dawson

Max, Claire E.

Relativistic electromagnetic waves in plasmas

F. W. Perkins

1971

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Jamin, Eric

Low-frequency stability theory in an axisymmetric torus with shear

E. A. Frieman

Jablon, Claude J.

Non-linear effects of trapped- particle instabilities in toroidal configurations

P. H. Rutherford

Pacher, Guenther W.

Investigation of the effect of obstacles on plasma in the Spherator

S. Yoshikawa

Spight, Carl

Analysis or relaxation processes and stability of a plasma in a uniform electric field

C. R. Oberman

Schlitt, Leland G.

Effects of parallel wavelength on the collisional drift instability

H. W. Hendel

Valeo, Ernest J.

Interaction of high frequency electric fields with plasma

C. R. Oberman

1970

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Bateman, Russell G., Jr.

Kinetic theory of a plasma in a small electric field

M. D. Kruskal

Pacher, Horst D.

Identification and stabili- zation of resistive drift waves in the spherator

S. Yoshikawa

Chang, Robert P. H.

Nonlinear scattering of cyclotron harmonic plasma waves

M. Porkolab

Jassby, Daniel L.

Transverse velocity shear instabilities in a magneto- plasma column

R. W. Motley

Dewar, Robert L.

Averaged Langrangian methods and nearly periodic motions in plasmas

R. M. Kulsrud

Ellis, Richard F.

Current-driven collisional drift instability in a thermally ionized cesium plasma

R. W. Motley

Valanejad, Esmail

Linear instability of a magnetic neutral line

J. M. Greene

1969

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Langdon, Allan B.

Investigations of a sheet model for a bounded plasma with magnetic field and radiation

J. M. Dawson

Kruer, William L.

Some investigations of wave- particle interactions

J. M. Dawson

Winsor, Niels K.

A numerical model for low- pressure plasma in a toroidal magnetic field

J. L. Johnson

Politzer, Peter A.

Drift instability in collision- less alkali metal plasmas

H. W. Hendel

Gurnee, Mark N.

Effect of a magnetic field on the diffusion of an electron- hole plasma

W. M. Hooke, G. J. Goldsmith

Marsh, Jeffrey B.

Anomalous transmission and reflection of cyclotron waves

P. H. Rutherford

Tsai, Shih-Tung

Thermal conductivity and low-frequency waves in collisional plasmas

F. W. Perkins, T. H. Stix

1968

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Uman, Myron F. (EE)

Experimental study of ion cyclotron waves in a hot plasma

W. M. Hooke

Tappert, Frederick D. (Physics)

Kinetic theory of the classical equilibrium plasma medium

E. A. Frieman

Boris, Jay P.

Resistively modified normal modes of an inhomogeneous incompressible plasma

J. M. Greene

Mosher, David

Effect of magnetic shear on confinement of a quiescent asymmetric plasma

F. F. Chen

Young, Kenneth M.

Fluctuations and particle loss in ohmic heated discharges in the Model C Stellarator

S. Yoshikawa

Bayless, John R.

Interaction of an electron beam with a helicon wave in InSb

W. M. Hooke

Forslund, David W.

A model of the plasma sheet in the Earth's magnetosphere

B. Coppi

1967

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Hsuan, Hulbert C.S. (EE)

Kinetic equation for a plasma with electromagnetic interaction

E. A. Frieman

Blanken, Ronald A.

On instabilities associated with the interaction of relativistic electrons with electrostatic waves propagating nearly perpendicular to a static magnetic field

A.F. Kuckes, W. B. Ard

Rogister, Andre L.

Kinetic theory of stable and weakly unstable plasma

C. R. Oberman

1966

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Orszag, Steven A.

Theory of turbulence

M. D. Kruskal

Levine, Alfred M. (EE)

Effect of electron temperature on the excitation of electrostatic ion cyclotron oscillations

A.F. Kuckes

Shanny, Ramy A.

Numerical experiments in plasma physics

J. M. Dawson, J. M. Greene

Davidson, Ronald C.

Weak turbulence in a homogeneous plasma

E. A. Frieman

1965

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Bodner, Stephen E. (Physics)

Quasi-linear theory of electro- static instabilities

E. A. Frieman

Ramanathan, G. V. (Aerospace & Sciences)

Correlations in an equilibrium plasma

M. D. Kruskal

Birmingham, Thomas J. (Physics)

Radiation by a plasma: Quadrupole bremsstrahlung and synchroton emission

J. M. Dawson

1964

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Su, Chan-Hsing (Aeronautical Engineering)

Kinetic theory of weakly coupled gases

E. A. Frieman

Berk, Herbert L. (Physics)

Electrical transport equation for a plasma model

C. R. Oberman

Book, David (Physics)

Multiple time scale approach to the derivation of quantum mechanical kinetic equations

E. A. Frieman

Kennel, Charles F.

Low-frequency stability of spatially non-uniform plasmas

E. A. Frieman

1963

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Smith, Craig G. (Mechanical Engineering)

Some computer experiments with a one-dimensional plasma model

J. M. Dawson

Cohen, Ira M. (Aeronautical Engineering)

Theory of spherical electro-static probes in a slightly ionized collision-dominated gas -- review and extension

I. B. Bernstein, M. D. Kruskal

Fante, Ronald L. (Electrical Engineering)

New solution of the kinetic equations for a plasma including radiation, Vol. 1. Calculation of the spectral density of radiation scattered by a non-equilibrium plasma which is valid for all wavenumbers Vol. 2

E. A. Frieman

1962

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Mjolsness, Raymond C. (Mathematics)

Study of the stability of a relativistic particle beam passing through a plasma

E. A. Frieman

Wong, Alfred Y.-F. (Electrical Engineering)

Excitation, propagation and damping of ion acoustic waves in highly-ionized plasmas

R. W. Motley

1961

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Bussard, Robert W. (Physics)

Energy principle for the stability of hydromagnetic plasmas in equilibrium motion

M. D. Kruskal, E. A. Frieman

Robinson, Bruce B. (Physics)

Variational description of transport phenomena in a plasma

I. Rabinowitz

1959

Name

Title

Advisor(s)

Montgomery, David C. (Physics)

Topics in non-linear plane wave motion in a classical ionized gas

L. Spitzer, Jr.