Recent theses since 2012 are made available electronically at DataSpace. Theses from 2011 and earlier are available at ProQuest Library.
Graduate Theses
2021
Name 
Title  Advisor(s) 

Andrew O. Nelson  Comprehensive dynamic analysis of the Hmode pedestal in DIIID  E. Kolemen 
Brian F. Kraus  Shortpulseheated Plasma Dynamics near Solid Density via Xray Lineshapes  P. Efthimion 
Noah R. Mandell  Magnetic Fluctuations in Gyrokinetic Simulations of Tokamak ScrapeOff Layer Turbulence 
G. Hammett 
2020
Name 
Title  Advisor(s) 

Hongxuan Zhu  Phasespace theory of drift wave–zonal flow interactions and the Dimits shift  I. Y. Dodin 
Jacob A. Schwartz  Experimental and modeling studies for the development of the lithium vaporbox divertor  R. J. Goldston 
Vadim R. Munirov  Radiative Processes in Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas  N. J. Fisch 
Lee Michael Gunderson  Solar Equilibrium à la GradShafranov  A. Bhattacharjee 
Jackson Van Horn Matteucci  Magnetic Field Generation and Reconnection in High Energy Density Plasmas  W. Fox, A. Bhattacharjee 
David Michta  Quantum Hydrodynamics: Theory and Computation with Applications to Charged Particle Stopping in Warm Dense Matter  F. Graziani, G. W. Hammett 
Jeffrey Benjamin Lestz  Theory and Simulations of Compressional and Global Alfven Eigenmode Stability in Spherical Tokamaks 
E. V. Belova, N. N. Gorelenkov 
2019
Name 
Title  Advisor(s) 

Denis André StOnge  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 
2018
Name 
Title  Advisor(s) 

Charles Swanson  Measurement and Characterization of Fast Electron Creation, Trapping, and Acceleration in an RFCoupled HighMirrorRatio Magnetic Mirror  S. A. Cohen 
Yuan Shi  Plasma Physics in Strong Field Regimes  N. J. Fisch, H. Qin 
Qian Teng  A ThermoResistive Tearing Mode Model of the Density Limit in Tokamaks  N. Ferraro, D. A. Gates, and R. B. White 
Jacob Nichols  Integrated Modeling of PlasmaInduced Material Migration in NSTXU  M. A. Jaworski 
2017
Name 
Title  Advisor(s) 

Eric Shi  Gyrokinetic Continuum Simulation of Turbulence in OpenFieldLine Plasmas  G. Hammett 
Yao Zhou  Variational Integration for Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics and Formation of Current Singularities  A. Bhattacharjee, H. Qin 
Daniel Ruiz  A Geometric Theory of Waves and its Applications to Plasma Physics  I. Dodin 
Seth Davidovits  Understanding turbulence in compressing plasmas and its exploitation or prevention  N. J. Fisch 
Jonathan JaraAlmonte  MultipleScale Physics During Magnetic Reconnection  H. Ji, M. Yamada 
James Mitrani  Monitoring Nanoparticle Synthesis In A Carbon Arc Discharge Environment, In Situ  Y. Raitses, M. N. Shneider, B. C. Stratton 
Chang Liu  Runaway Electrons in Tokamaks  D. Brennan, A. Bhattacharjee 
Vasily Geyko  Physics of Spinning Gases and Plasmas  N. J. Fisch 
2016
Name  Title  Advisor(s) 

Lei Shi  Synthetic Diagnostics Platform for Fusion Plasma and a TwoDimensional Synthetic Electron Cyclotron Emission Imaging Code  W. M. Tang 
Michael Hay  On the Utility of Nonthermal Plasmas  N. J. Fisch 
Dennis P. Boyle  Measurements of impurity concentrations and transport in the Lithium Tokamak Experiment  R. Kaita, R. Majeski 
Charles L. Ellison  Development of Multistep and Degenerate Variational Integrators for Applications in Plasma Physics  H. Qin, W. Tang 
2015
Name  Title  Advisor(s) 

Matthew J. Lucia  Material Surface Characteristics and Plasma Performance in the Lithium Tokamak Experiment  R. Kaita 
Jonathan Squire  Shear dynamo, turbulence, and the magnetorotational instability  A. Bhattacharjee 
Joshua W. Burby  Chasing Hamiltonian structure in gyrokinetic theory  H. Qin 
2014
2013
Name  Title  Advisor(s) 

John R. Rhoads  Magnetohydrodynamics and Heat Transfer in a Freesurface, Flowing Liquid Metal Experiment  H. Ji 
Katy Ghantous  Reduced Quasilinear Models for Energetic Particles Interaction with Alfvenic Eigenmodes  N. Gorelenkov 
Xiaoyin Guan  Perpendicular Momentum Input of Lower Hybrid Waves and its Influence on Driving Plasma Rotation  H. Qin 
Eisung Yoon  A Study of Turbulencedriven Inward Momentum Flux & Construction of a Difference Scheme for FokkerPlanckLandau Operator  T. S. Hahm, C. S. Chang 
Erik Granstedt  The Lithium LowRecycling Boundary and Implications for Plasma Transport  R. Kaita, G. Hammett 
Jongsoo Yoo  Experimental Studies of Particle Acceleration and Heating During Magnetic Reconnection  M. Yamada, H. Ji 
Martin E. Griswold  Acceleration and Focusing of Plasma Flows  Y. Raitses, N. Fisch 
Austin H. Roach  Velocity Measurements and Freeshearlayer Instabilities in a Rotating Liquid Metal  H. Ji 
2012
Name  Title  Advisor(s) 

Paul F. Schmit  WaveParticle Interactions in Nonstationary Plasma  N. Fisch 
Andrey I. Zhmolginov  Resonant Waveparticle Manipulation Techniques  N. Fisch 
Abe Fetterman  Wavedriven Rotation and Mass Separation in Rotating Magnetic Mirrors  N. Fisch 
Seth E. Dorfman  Experimental Study of 3D, Impulsive Reconnection Events in a Laboratory Plasma  H. Ji 
Daniel P. Lundberg  Fueling Studies on the Lithium Tokamak Experiment  R. Majeski, R. Kaita 
Jessica A. Baumgaertel  Simulating the Effects of Stellarator Geometry on Gyrokinetic DriftWave Turbulence  G. Hammett, D. Mikkelsen 
Archive
2011  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  

Raburn, Daniel 
Efficient Numerical Calculation of MHD Equilibria with Magnetic Islands, with Particular Application to Saturated Neoclassical Tearing Modes 
A. Reiman, D. Monticello 

Kallman, Joshua B. 
Determination of Sheath Heat Transmission Coefficient in NSTX Discharges with Applied Lithium Coatings  R. Kaita  
Peterson, Jayson D. L. 
Relating Gyrokinetic Electron Turbulence to Plasma Confinement in the NSTX 
G. W. Hammett, 

2010  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Smith, Sterling 
Magnetohydrodynamic Stability Spectrum With Flow and a Resistive Wall  S. C. Jardin  
Ross, Patrick W. 
Ion Power Balance in Neutral Beam Heated Discharges on the NSTX 
D. Gates, R. White 

Dorf, Mikhail 
Transport Properties of intense Ion Beam Pulse Propagation for High Energy Density Physics and Inertial Confinement Fusion Application  R. C. Davidson  
Berzak, Laura 
Plasma Startup in a Spherical Tokamak With Closefitting Conducting Walls 
R. Majeski, R. Kaita 

Wang, Yansong 
Nonlinear Heating of the Reconnection Layer by Strong Lower Hybrid Instabilities 
H. Ji, R. Kulsrud 

2009  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
StoltzfusDueck, 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, Jongkyu 
Ideal Perturbed Equilibria in Tokamaks 
J. Menard, A. Boozer 

Smith, David R. 
Investigation of electron gyroscale fluctuations in the National Spherical Torus Experiment  E. Mazzucato  
2008  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Lukin, Vyacheslav 
Computational Study of the Internal Kink Mode Evolution and Associated Magnetic Reconnection Phenomena  S. C. Jardin  
Gray, Timothy G. 
Demonstration of Low Recycling on a Spherical Torus with Lithium Plasma Facing Components 
R. Kaita, R. Majeski 

Schartman, Ethan 
Laboratory Study of angular momentum transport in rotating shear flow  H. Ji  
Chung, Moses 
Studies of charged particle beam dynamics on the Paul Trap simulator experiment pure ion plasma  R. C. Davidson, P. Efthimion  
Diem, Stephanie J. 
Investigation of EBW thermal emission and Modeconversion physics in the National Spherical Torus  C. Phillips, G. Taylor  
Ferraro, Nathaniel M. 
Nonideal effects on the stability and transport of magnetized plasmas  S. C. Jardin  
2007  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Ren, Yang 
Studies of NonMHD effects during Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma  M. Yamada  
Jenkins, Thomas 
Fluctuations, Noise and Numerical Methods in Gyrokinetic Particle in Cell Simulations  W. W. Lee  
Sefkow, Adam 
Current Density Compression of Intense Ion Beams  R. C. Davidson  
Parrish, Ian 
The Magnetothermal Instability and its Applications  J. Stone  
Lui, Wei 
Axisymmetric Numerical and Analytical Studies of the Magnetorotational Instability in a Magnetized TaylorCouette Flow  H. Ji, J. Goodman  
2006  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Kolesnikov, Roman 
Bifurcation Theory of the Transition to Collisionless Iontemperaturegradientdriven Plasma Turbulence  J. A. Krommes  
Belli, Emily 
Studies of Numerical Algorithms for Gyrokinetics and the Effects of Shaping on Plasma Turbulence  G. W. Hammett  
Spaleta, Jeffrey 
Experimental Study of the Effects of Lithium Coated Plasma Facing Components on Energy Confinement Time in the CDXU Devices  R. P. Majeski, C. K. Phillips  
Smirnov, Artem 
Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters  N. J. Fisch, Y. Raitses  
Sharma, Prateek 
Kinetic Effects on Turbulence Driven by the Magnetorotational Instability in Black Hole Accretion  G. W. Hammett  
2005  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Landsman, Alexandra 
Single Ion Dynamics Inside the Magnetic Fieldreversed Configuration  S. A. Cohen  
Foley, Elizabeth 
Development of the Motional Stark Effect With Laserinduced Fluorescence Diagnostic  F. Levinton  
Stowell, Ronald 
Kinetic Theory for Antihydrogen Recombination Schemes  R. C. Davidson  
Dodin, Ilya 
Nonlinear Dynamics of Plasmas under Intense Electromagnetic Radiation  N. J. Fisch  
Son, Seunghyeon 
Reaction Rates and other Processes in a Dense Plasma  N. J. Fisch  
Kuritsyn, Alexey 
Experimental Study of the Effects of Boundary Conditions and Guide Field On Magnetic Reconnection  M. Yamada, F. Levinton  
Kornack, Thomas 
A Test of CPT and Lorentz Symmetry Using a K3He Comagnetometer  M. Romalis  
2004  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Morrison, Kyle A. 
The effect of neutral gas pressure and electron temperature on the dynamics of the Electron Diffusion Gauge Experiment Electron Plasma  R. C. Davidson, S. Paul  
Dorf, Leonard 
Studies of Anode Sheath Phenomena in Hall Thrusters  Y. Raitses  
2003  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Clark, Daniel S. 
Investigations of Raman Laser Amplification in Preformed and Ionizing Plasmas  N. J. Fisch  
Zaharia, Sorin G. 
3D Magnetospheric Structures and Energetic Particle Injection  C. Z. Cheng  
Rosenberg, Adam L. 
Ion absorption of the high harmonic fast wave in the NSTX  J. Menard, J. R. Wilson  
2002  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Ping, Yuan 
Soft Xray Lasers and Raman Amplification in Plasmas  S. Suckewer  
Jones, Brent (Physics) 
Electron Bernstein Wave Thermal Emission and Mode Conversion in the CDXU Spherical Torus  P. Efthimion, G. Taylor  
2001  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Munsat, Tobin 
Transient Transport Experiments in the CDXU Spherical Torus  R. Majeski, M. Ono  
Schekochihin, Alexander 
Statistical Theory of Smallscale Turbulent Astrophysical Dynamos  R. M. Kulsrud  
Strasburg, Sean 
Dynamics of Intense ChargedParticle Beams  R. C. Davidson  
Breslau, Joshua 
Numerical Study of Magnetic Reconnection In Merging Flux Tubes  S. C. Jardin  
Li, Xiaohu 
Laserplasma Interaction in Plasma In Plasma Channel and Relativistic Dynamics  G. Shvets  
Carter, Troy 
Experimental Studies of Fluctuations In a Reconnecting Current Sheet  M. Yamada  
2000  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Karasik, Max 
Driven Motion and Instability of an Atmospheric Pressure Arc  S. Zweben  
Hsu, Scott C. 
Experimental Study of Ion Heating And Acceleration During Magnetic Reconnection  M. Yamada  
Felice, GianMarco 
The Diffusion of Cosmic Rays through The 90 degree Pitch Angle  R. M. Kulsrud  
1999  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Malyshev, Mikhail 
Advanced Plasma Diagnostics for Plasma Processing  V. Donnelly, N. J. Fisch  
Heeter, Robert F. 
Alfven Eigenmode and Ion Bernstein Wave Studies for Controlling Fusion Alpha Particles  N. J. Fisch  
Trintchouk, Fedor 
XUV Fluorescence in a Vacuum Arc Discharge by Resonant Optical Pumping  S. Suckewer  
Chao, Edward 
Pure Electron Plasma Dynamics and The Effects of Collisions with Background Neutral Gas Atoms  S. Paul, R. C. Davidson  
Savchenko, Vladislav 
Quantum and Radiation Effects in Plasmas  N. J. Fisch  
Snyder, Philip 
Gyrofluid Theory and Simulation of Electromagnetic Turbulence and Transport in Tokamak Plasmas  G. W. Hammett  
Boldyrev, Stanislav 
Burgers Turbulence and Passive Random Advection  A. Polyakov, J. Krommes  
Fong, Bryan 
Metastable and Explosive Properties of Ballooning Modes in Laboratory and Space Plasmas  S. C. Cowley  
Leng, Lufeng 
HighSpeed FiberBased Modules for TDM/WDM Soliton Systems  K. Bergman  
1998  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Park, Jaeyoung 
Studies on a Transition to Strongly Recombining Plasmas  S. A. Cohen  
Long, Hui 
Hybrid Simulation of High Recycling Divertors  C. Karney  
Wright, John C. 
Fast Wave Current Drive Modeling in Tokamaks  C. K. Phillips  
Menard, Jonathan E. 
HighHarmonic Fast Wave Coupling and Heating Experiments in the CDXU Spherical Tokamak  M. Ono, S. C. Jardin  
Herrmann, Mark C. 
Cooling Alpha Particles with Waves  N. J. Fisch  
Chen, Yang 
Numerical Study of the Nonlinear Evolution of ToroidicityInduced Alfven Eigenmodes  R. White  
Wang, Zhehui 
A Hollow Cathode Magnetron: Its Characterization and Energetic Nitrogen Atom Diagnostics  S. Cohen  
Schwartz, Peter V. 
Molecular Beam Studies of the Growth and Kinetics of SelfAssembled Monolayers  G. Scoles  
Qin, Hong 
Gyrokinetic Theory and Computational Methods for Electromagnetic Perturbations in Tokamaks  W. M. Tang  
Oliver, Hilary J. 
A Newton Method for the Magnetohydrodynamic Equilibrium Equations  A. H. Reiman  
Uzdensky, Dmitri A. 
Theoretical Study of Magnetic Reconnection  R. Kulsrud  
1997  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Chandran, Benjamin D.G. 
Nonlinear Turbulent Dynamos and the Origin of the Galactic Magnetic Field  R. Kulsrud  
Herrmann, Hans W. 
Anomalous Loss of DT Alpha Particles in the TFTR  S. Zweben  
Cauffman, Stephen R. 
Ion Cyclotron Emission from Fusion Plasmas  R. Majeski  
Zhao, Yi 
Interaction Between Energetic Particles and Sawtooth Instabilities in Tokamak Plasmas  R. B. White  
Lo, Ernest P. 
Tangential Phase Contrast Imaging Diagnostic for Density Fluctuation Measurement on CDXU 
R. Kaita  
Smith, S. A. (Applied Math)  Dissipative Closures for Statistical Moments, Fluid Moments, and Subgrid Scales in Plasma Turbulence  G.W. Hammett  
1996  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Choe, Wonho 
Feasibility Study of Electron Injection for Tokamak Plasma Transport Control  M. Ono  
1995  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Preische, Sherrie A. 
Radially Localized Measurements of Superthermal Electrons Using Oblique ECE  P. Efthimion, S. Kaye  
Jones, Theodore G. 
Lowaspectratio Tokamak Startup and Operational Current Limits in CDXU  M. Ono  
Qian, Qian 
Nonlinear Dynamics of an Intense Nonneutral Ion Beam Propagating Through an AlternatingGradient Focussing Lattice  R. C. Davidson  
Voss, Keith 
Pulseheated Vertical Electron Cyclotron Emission Diagnostic  R. Kaita  
Hu, Genze 
Statistical Theory of Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence and Transport  J. A. Krommes  
Wu, Yanlin 
WaveParticle Interaction in Tokamak Plasmas  R. B. White  
Lin, Zhihong 
Gyrokinetic Particle Simulations of Neoclassical Transport  W. W. Lee, W. M. Tang  
1994  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Artun, Mehmet 
Lowfrequency Microinstabilities in Rotating Tokamak Plasmas  W.M. Tang  
Santoro, Robert A. 
Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of a Multiion Species Plasma  W. W. Lee  
Vetoulis, George 
Global Structures of Alfvenballooning Modes in Magnetospheric Plasmas  L. Chen  
Cummings, Julian C. 
Gyrokinetic Simulation of Finitebeta and Selfgenerated Shearedflow Effects on Pressuregradientdriven Instabilities  W. W. Lee  
Beer, Michael A. 
Gyrofluid Models of Turbulent Transport in Tokamaks  G. W. Hammett  
Chiu, Gordon S. 
Studies of Magnetized Plasmas Interacting with Neutral Gas  S. A. Cohen  
Moore, David A. 
Pressure Measurement Using a Pure Electron Plasma  R. C. Davidson  
1993  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
MacAulay, Alexander K. 
TwoDimensional TimeDependent Simulation of Ablating Hydrogen Pellets in Hot Magnetized Fusion Plasmas  S. C. Cowley  
Zonca, Fulvio 
Continuum Damping of Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes in FiniteBeta Tokamak Equilibria  L. Chen  
McCauley, John S. 
Measurement and Interpretation of DT Neutron Emission from TFTR  J. Strachan  
Dorland, William D. 
Gyrofluid Models of Plasma Turbulence  G. W. Hammett  
Coster, David P. 
Tokamak Divertor Modelling with Fluid and Kinetic Codes  C. F. F. Karney  
Krushelnick, Karl M. 
Coherent Soft Xray Generation using a Powerful Subpicosecond Laser  S. Suckewer  
Zuiker, Christopher D. 
Laserinduced Fluorescence Measurements in an Electroncyclotron Resonance Plasma Etch Reactor  J. Cecchi  
Reynders, John V. W. (Applied Math)  Gyrokinetic simulation of finitebeta plasmas on parallel architectures  Weili Lee  
1992  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Forest, Cary B. 
Pressure Driven Currents in the CDXU Trapped Particle Configuration  M. Ono  
Smith, Bruce L. 
Particle Simulation of Auroral Double Layers  H. Okuda  
Hwang, YongSeok 
Studies of Noninductive Current Drive in the CDXU Tokamak  M. Ono  
1991  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Roberts, Donald W. 
Stability Studies of PBXM Plasmas with Neutral Probe Beam qProfile Diagnostics  R. Kaita  
Glanz, James 
Strong Langmuir Turbulence and FourWave Mixing  F. W. Perkins  
Ilcisin, Kevin 
A Study of Resonant Photopumping of Molybdenum VII for the Development of a VUV Laser  S. Suckewer  
Chan, Anthony A. 
Interaction of Energetic Ring Current Protons with Magnetospheric Hydromagnetic Waves  L. Chen  
Boivin, R_jean L. 
Measurements of Charged Fusion Product Diffusion in TFTR  S. Zweben  
Cuthbertson, John W. 
Reflection of Plasma Ions from Metals beam source and its use as a hyperthermal neutral  R. Motley, W. Langer  
Bowman, John C. 
Realizable Markovian Statistical Closures: General Theory and Application to DriftWave Turbulence  J. A. Krommes  
Anderson, Steven W. 
Limits on Galactic Dynamo Theory due to Magnetic Fluctuations  R. Kulsrud  
Bannister, Mark E. 
A Surface Wave Sustained Plasma Source of Supersonic Nozzle Beams of Metastable Argon Atoms *The Surfajet*  J. Cecchi  
1990  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Harley, Thomas R. 
The Computation of Resistive MHD Instabilities in Axisymmetric Toroidal Plasmas  C. Z. Cheng, S. C. Jardin  
Duvall, Robert E. 
Topics in ActionAngle Methods Applied to Tokamak Transport and Multiphoton Excitation of Atomic Systems  H. E. Mynick  
Powell, Edward T. 
Plasma Equilibrium Modification Measurements with the PBXM Soft Xray Pinhole Camera  R. Kaita  
Ward, David J. 
Studies of Feedback Stabilization of Axisymmetric Modes in Deformable Tokamak Plasmas  S. C. Jardin  
1989  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Kim, DongEon 
Study of Soft Xray Amplification in a Magneticallyconfined Recombining Laserproduced Plasma  S. Suckewer  
Brizard, Alain J. 
Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Tokamak Physics  R. B. White  
Federici, John F. 
FourWave Mixing and Phase Conjugation in Plasmas  E. Valeo  
Chung, Youngjoo 
Quenching of Spontaneous Emission Coefficients in Plasmas  S. Suckewer  
Kim, ChangBae 
Rigorous Upper Bounds for Turbulent Transport in Bounded Systems Passive Advection and ReversedField Pinches  J. A. Krommes  
1988  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Beiersdorfer, P. 
HighResolution Studies of the Xray Transitions in Highly Charged Neonlike Ions on the PLT Tokamak  S. von Goeler, M. Bitter  
Dimits, Andris M. 
Nonlinear Mechanisms for Drift Wave Saturation and Induced Particle Transport  W. W. Lee  
Murphy, Thomas J. 
Tokamak Diagnostics Using Nuclear Techniques  J. Strachan  
Nam, Chang Hee 
Spectroscopic Studies of Plasmas Created by a Powerful Picosecond KryptonFluoride Laser  S. Suckewer  
Darrow, Douglass S. 
DC Helicity Injection Studies on the Current Drive Experiment  M. Ono, H. Park  
1987  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Luce, Timothy C. 
Superthermal Electron Distribution Measurements With Electron Cyclotron Emission  P. Efthimion  
Olson, Lynn B. 
Dependence of MHD Stability of a Plasma on the Ratio of the Densities of Energetic and Background Particles  R. Motley  
Lovberg, John A. 
Ion Energy Balance Determination During He3Minority ICRH on PLT Using FusionProduct Diagnostics  J. Strachan  
Pinsker, Robert I. 
Fast Wave Current Drive Experiments on the Princeton Large Torus  P. Colestock  
1986  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Hammett, Gregory W. 
Fast Ion Studies of Ion Cyclotron Heating in the PLT Tokamak  R. Kaita  
DeVore, Carl Richard 
Theory and Simulation of the Evolution of the Large Scale Solar Magnetic Field  R. Kulsrud  
Keane, Christopher J. 
Studies of Population Inversions in the Soft XRay Spectral Region in CO2 Laser Produced Plasmas  S. Suckewer  
Salberta, Eric R. 
A Numerical Study of the Effects of Anisotropic Pressure on Ideal MHD Equilibrium and Stability in Tokamaks  J. Johnson  
Smith, Ralph A. 
Aspects of Turbulent Transport in a Bounded Plasma  J. Krommes  
Hu, Yuan 
TrappedElectron Transport via Microinstabilities  F. Perkins  
Biglari, Hamid 
Theory of Resistive Magnetohydrodynamic Instabilities Excited By Energetic Trapped Particles in Largesize Tokamaks  L. Chen  
Meyerhofer, David D. 
Relaxation and Particle Diffusion in the Proto S1/C Spheromak  M. Yamada  
1985  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Milchberg, Howard M. 
Studies of Population Inversions and Gains for XUV Laser Development in a Recombining Plasma Column  S. Suckewer  
Goree, John A. 
The Backward Electrostatic IonCyclotron Wave, Fast Wave Current Drive, and FarInfrared Laser Scattering  M. Ono, R. M. Kulsrud  
Ho, Darwin D.M. 
Transport, Convective Equilibrium, and Reactor Physics in Stellarator Type Devices  R. M. Kulsrud  
Buchenauer, Dean A. J. 
Fast Ion Effects on Magnetic Instabilities in the PDX Tokamak  K. McGuire  
Cowley, Steven C. 
Some Aspects of Anomalous Transport in Tokamaks: Stochastic Magnetic Fields, Tearing Modes and Nonlinear Ballooning Instabilities  R. M. Kulsrud  
Albert, Jay M. 
Mapping Analysis of Ripple Transport in a Tokamak  A. H. Boozer  
Min, Kyoung W. 
Numerical Study on the Earth's Magnetotail Formation and Magnetospheric Substorm  H. Okuda  
Wysocki, Frederick J. 
Experimental Investigation of Line Tying Effects on the Spheromak Tilt Mode  M. Yamada  
1984  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Ruzic, David N. (Physics) 
Total scattering crosssections and interatomic potentials for neutral hydrogen and helium on some noble gasses  S. A. Cohen  
Heidbrink, William W. 
Tokamak diagnostics using fusion products  J.D. Strachan  
Dubin, Daniel H. E. 
Perturbation methods and closure approximations in nonlinear systems  J. A. Krommes, C. R. Oberman  
Crowley, Thomas 
Measurements of density fluctuations in the PDX tokamak using microwave scattering techniques  E. Mazzucato  
Hahm, Taik Soo 
Theory of weakly collisional modes in magnetically confined high temperature plasmas  L. Chen  
Koniges, Alice E. (Applied Math) 
MHD equilibrium in toroidal systems with a helical magnetic axis  J.L. Johnson, M.D. Kruskal  
Skiff, Frederick N. (Physics) 
Linear and nonlinear excitation of slow waves in the ion cyclotron frequency range  M. Ono, K.L. Wong  
1983  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Elder, Gerald B. 
Electron cyclotron emissions from an electron cyclotron heated discharge in ISXB  H. C. S. Hsuan  
Brau, Kevin 
Impurity poloidal asymmetries and plasma rotation in the PDX tokamak  S. Suckewer  
DeLucia, James 
Linear and 2D nonlinear studies of resistive instabilities in the cylindrical spheromak  S. C. Jardin  
Munson, Carter P. 
Experimental identification and control of spheromak tilting instabilities  M. Yamada  
Micklich, Bradley J. 
Control of neutron albedo in toroidal fusion reactors  D. L. Jassby  
Thompson, Harold R., Jr. 
Second harmonic ion cyclotron resonance heating by the fast magnetosonic wave on the PLT tokamak  J.C. Hosea  
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 ACTI  M. Ono, K.L. Wong  
MacKay, Robert S. 
Renormalisation in area preserving maps  J. L. Johnson, M. D. Kruskal  
Andrews, Philip L. 
Scattering of lowerhybrid waves by density fluctuations  F. W. Perkins  
Anania, Giorgio 
Equilibrium and stability of stellarators  J. L. Johnson  
Kotschenreuther, Michael T. 
The effect of smallscale fluctuations on several plasma processes  J. A. Krommes, C.R. Oberman  
Ryu, ChangMo 
A numerical study of resistive MHD eigenmodes in cylindrical geometry  R. C. Grimm  
1981  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Barnes, Cris W. 
Studies of runaway electron transport in PLT and PDX  J. D. Strachan  
Jensen, Roderick V. 
Functional integral approach to classical statistical dynamics  C. R. Oberman  
Similon, Philippe L. 
A renormalized theory of drift wave turbulence in sheared magnetic fields  J. A. Krommes  
Chrien, Robert E. 
Measurements of fusion reactions from a tokamak plasma  J. D. Strachan  
Hsu, WenLing 
The gaseous divertor experiment  M. Yamada  
Rosengaus, Eliezer 
Renormalization of perturbation theories for actionangle transformations  R. L. Dewar  
1980  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
McWilliams, Roger D. 
Current generation and damping of finite amplitude lower hybrid waves  R. W. Motley  
Wilson, James Randall 
Ponderomotive force effects on resonance cones and slowwave coupling above the lowerhybrid frequency  K.L. Wong  
Bhattacharjee, Amitava 
Energy principle with global invariants  R. L. Dewar  
Allen, Gary R. 
Experimental investigation of an impuritydriven driftwave instability  M. Yamada  
Eames, David R. 
Ultrasoft xray emission from the Princeton Large Torus tokamak  S. von Goeler  
Voss, Donald E. 
Low energy neutral atom emission and plasma recycling in the PLT tokamak  S. A. Cohen  
1979  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Marchand, Richard 
Twodimensional eigenmode analysis of the trappedion instability  W. M. Tang  
Kleva, Robert G. 
Aspects of the statistical theory of stochastic magnetic fields: test particle transport and turbulent collisionless tearing mode  J. A. Krommes  
1978  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Ono, Masayuki 
Experimental and theoretical studies of parametric instabilities near the ion cyclotron frequency in single and multiion species plasmas  M. Porkolab  
Adler, Edward Allen (Physics) 
Magnetic reconnection  R. M. Kulsrud  
Hassam, Adilnawaz B.S. 
Characteristics and lifetime of convective plasma motions in tokamaks  R. M. Kulsrud  
1977  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Goldston, Robert J. 
Fast Ion Diagnostic Experiment on ATC: Radially Resolved Measurements of Q, Zeff, Ti[parallel], and Ti[antiparallel]  H. P. Eubank  
Seiler, Steven W. (Physics) 
Linear and nonlinear development of a lowerhybrid wave driven by a perpendicular ion beam  H. W. Hendel, M. Yamada  
Hsu, JangYu 
A study of drift, Alfven and tearing modes in a nonuniform plasma with sheared magnetic fields  P. K. Kaw  
True, Michael A. 
Drift waves in inhomogeneous plasmas with shear and temperature gradients  H. Okuda  
Schuss, Jack J. 
Thomson scattering measurements of plasma turbulence near quartercritical density in a CO2 laserheated gas target plasma  T. K. Chu  
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 FM1 Spherator  J. A. Schmidt  
Sperling, Jacob L. 
Parametric instabilities and electrostatic ioncyclotron 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 FM1 Spherator  J. A. Schmidt  
Johnston, Russell S. 
Classical induced scattering of coherent waves  R. M. Kulsrud  
Tsang, Kang Too 
Nonaxisymmetric 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 
Lowfrequency stability theory in an axisymmetric torus with shear  E. A. Frieman  
Jablon, Claude J. 
Nonlinear 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. 
Currentdriven 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, ShihTung 
Thermal conductivity and lowfrequency 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) 
Quasilinear 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, ChanHsing (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. 
Lowfrequency stability of spatially nonuniform plasmas  E. A. Frieman  
1963  
Name  Title  Advisor(s)  
Smith, Craig G. (Mechanical Engineering) 
Some computer experiments with a onedimensional plasma model  J. M. Dawson  
Cohen, Ira M. (Aeronautical Engineering) 
Theory of spherical electrostatic probes in a slightly ionized collisiondominated 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 nonequilibrium 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 highlyionized 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 nonlinear plane wave motion in a classical ionized gas  L. Spitzer, Jr. 