Eric Hollmann

Principal Investigator, DIII-D; Associate Research Scientist

Eric Hollmann's research is primarily in the area of plasma physics in magnetic fusion devices. His work is primarily experimental and is presently focused on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics and the PISCES linear plasma device at UCSD. Much of his research is on tokamak disruptions, their effects on vessel walls, and methods for mitigating their damaging effects, especially runaway electron beams. Additionally, he works on plasma-surface interactions and edge plasma spectroscopy.

Eric Hollmann received his BA in physics from UC Berkeley (1991), MS in aerospace engineering from CU Boulder (1993), and PhD in physics from UCSD (1999). He joined the Center for Energy Research at UCSD in 2000.

Selected Publications

E.M. Hollmann, M.E. Austin, J.A. Boedo, et al., "Control and dissipation of runaway electron beams created during rapid shutdown experiments in DIII-D," Nucl. Fusion 53, 083004 (2013).

E.M. Hollmann, C. Brandt, B. Hudson, et al, "Investigation of mechanisms for He-I emission radial profile broadening in a weakly ionized cylindrical helium plasma with recombining edge," Phys. Plasmas 20, 093303 (2013).

E.M. Hollmann, N. Commaux, N.W. Eidietis, et al., "Characterization of heat loads from mitigated and unmitigated vertical displacement events in DIII-D," Phys. Plasmas 20, 062501 (2013).

E.M. Hollmann, D.A. Humphreys, and P.B. Parks, "Simulation of main chamber wall temperature rise resulting from massive neon gas injection shutdown of ITER," Nucl. Fusion 52, 033001 (2012).