CER Events Archives

2016

NOV


30

Utilization of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Power and Fuels

Reinhard Seiser, UC San Diego

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

NOV


16

Key Phenomena Enabling Direct Simulation of Real Fuel Combustion Chemistry

Hai Wang, Stanford University

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

NOV


9

Electrical Fires and Explosions

Vyto Babrauskas, Fire Science and Technology Inc.

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 9, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

NOV


2

Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Flames in Lean Methane/Air Mixtures

John Abraham, San Diego State University

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 2, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

OCT


26

Real-World Mass Emission Determination of a High Efficient Mono-Fuel CNG Light Duty Vehicle

Ernst Pucher, Vienna University of Technology

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 26, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

OCT


19

Science and Engineering of Thermal Energy Materials and Devices

Ravi Prasher, Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

OCT


14

2-LTD-Brick X-Pinch Radiation Source: From Simple RLC to State-of-the-Art Plasma Radiation Source

Roman Shapovalov, Idaho State University

CER Seminar

WHEN:  Friday, October 14, 2016  /  12:00 - 1:00pm
WHERE:  SERF 232

OCT


12

Flame Assisted Fabrication of Nano-materials with Applications to Energy Storage

Joaquin Camacho, San Diego State University

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016  /  11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE:  EBU-II 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

SEP


28

Electrochemical Energy Storage - Challenges and Opportunities

Shirley Meng, UC San Diego

Deep Carbonization Initiative Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WHERE: Large Qualcomm Conference Center, JSOE Jacobs Hall EBUI

SEP


26

Recent Results at LULI on Ion Acceleration Using Ultra-Intense Lasers and Overview of the Future Multi-PW Apollon Laser Facility 

Julien Fuchs, LULI, École Polytechnique, France

CER Seminar

WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2016 / 11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: SERF 232

AUG


16

A New Jet-Stirred Apparatus for Turbulent Premixed Flame and Chemical Kinetics Experiment 

Paul D. Ronney, University of Southern California

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 / 3:00 - 4:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

JUL


22

High Energy Density Z-Pinch Plasmas using Flow Stabilization: ZaP-HD

Michael P. Ross, University of Washington

CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, July 22, 2016 / 12:00pm
WHERE: SERF 232

JUN


24

Polygenerative Electrochemical Systems for a Low Carbon Future

Dr. Whitney Colella, Gaia Energy Research Institute

CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

MAY


23

Center for Energy Research Open House

 

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2016 / 9:00am - 3:00pm
WHERE: Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

MAY


18

Stochastic Valuation of Energy Storage Systems Considering Degradation

Nanpeng Yu, UC Riverside

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

MAY


11

Optimization with Gas Turbines

Mauricio de Oliveira, UC San Diego

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

MAY


4

DIII-D Research to Advance the Path Toward Fusion Energy

Richard Buttery, General Atomics

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

APR


27

Energy Storage Optimization Schemes for PV Integration

Elizabeth Ratnam, UC San Diego

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

APR


20

Inference and Control of Electric Loads Given Sparse Measurements and Communications Delays

Johanna Mathieu, University of Michigan

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

APR


15

Spectroscopic Characterization of High Temperature, High Density Plasmas with Minimal Gradients

Edward Marley, UC Davis

CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016 / 1:00 - 2:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

APR


13

Investigations of Poloidal Rotation in the DIII-D Tokamak

Colin Chrystal, General Atomics

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

APR


12

Kinetic Modeling of Ultraintense X-Ray Laser-Matter Interactions

Royle, Sentoku, Mancini, Paraschiv, and Jozaki

CER Seminar

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

APR


6

Carbon Slam: Towards Zero Emission

Mihri Ozkan, UC Riverside

Joint CER-MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

APR


1

High Intensity Particle Physics at PW-Lasers

Stepan Bulanov, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2016 / 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

MAR


29

New Perspectives in Laboratory Astrophysics Using High Intensity Lasers

Dr. Emmanuel d'Humieres, University of Bordeaux, France

CER Seminar

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / 11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

MAR


17

Wide Bandgap Material and Devices for Power, Energy, and Harsh Environment Sensing

Ayden Maralani, UC San Diego

CER Seminar

WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2016 / 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

MAR


14

UC San Diego - Kyoto University Joint Symposium

Regenerative Medicine & Biology, Cancer & Drug Development, and Advanced Energy Research

   

Learn about the cutting-edge research and translational endeavors at the two prominent universities and network with eminent investigators in the fields of regenerative medicine and biology, cancer, drug development, and advanced energy research.

   

WHEN: March 14 - 15, 2016 / 8:00am
WHERE: La Jolla, CA

MAR


9

The Opportunity Cost of Modeling in Energy Systems

Robert Bitmead, UC San Diego

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / 11:00 - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

FEB


10

Magnetized Target Fusion

Irvin R. Lindemuth, University of Nevada, Reno

Joint CER-CASS seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / 1:00 - 2:00pm
WHERE: SERF 329

FEB


10

Plasma Interactions with the ITER Material Mix

Matthew Baldwin, UC San Diego, PISCES Laboratory

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / 11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

JAN


25

Changes in Transport with Resonant Magnetic Perturbations in Tokamaks

Saskia Mordijck, College of William and Mary

Joint CER and Plasma Physics Seminar

WHEN: Monday, January 25, 2016 / 4:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

JAN


22

Multifaceted Role of Relativistic Transparency in Laser-plasma Interactions

David J. Stark, University of Texas, Austin

CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, January 22, 2016 / 1:30 - 2:30pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

JAN


20

Progress at Trialpha Energy

Sergei Putvinski, Tri-Alpha-Energy Inc.

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / 11:00 - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

JAN


18

Modeling the Radiation Drive, Heating, and Ionization of a Photoionized Neon Plasma Experiment at the Z Facility

Thomas E. Lockard, University of Nevada, Reno

CER Seminar

WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2016 / 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 584

JAN


12

Interface Mediated Thermal Transport: From Hybrid Materials to Hard Disk Drives

Jonathan A. Malen, Carnegie Mellon University

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, January 12, 2016 / 11:00 - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479: von Karman-Penner Seminar Room

JAN


11

Toward integrated multi-scale pedestal simulations

X.Q. Xu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Joint CER and Plasma Physics Seminar

WHEN: Monday, January 11, 2016 / 4:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

JAN


8

New Frontiers in Simulating Black Hole Accretion and Jets

Alexander Tchekhovskoy, Einstein Postdoc Fellow, UC Berkeley

Special Astro-Plasma CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, January 8, 2016 / 12:00 - 1:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

2015

DEC


2

Modular High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (MHTGR) : Robust, Real, Ready & Revolutionary

Chris Hamilton, Ultrasafe Nuclear Corporation

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 / 11:00 - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479

NOV


18

Thermal Energy Transport and Conversion: Fundamentals and Applications

Renkun Chen, UC San Diego

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / 11:00 - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479

NOV


17

A Virtual Sky Imager Testbed for Solar Energy Forecasting

Ben Kurtz, UC San Diego

CER Graduate Seminar Series

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / 11:00 - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479

NOV


9

Spontaneous Profile Self-Organization in a Simple Realization of Drift-Wave Turbulence

Lang Cui, UC San Diego / Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Plasma Physics Seminar

WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2015 / 4:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

NOV


4

Enginering Defects to Enable Cost-Effective Solar Cells

David Fenning, UC San Diego

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479

NOV


3

High Energy Density Physics at Sandia: Material Science at Mbar Regimes

Dawn Flickerm Sandia National Laboratory

CER Seminar

WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

OCT


21

Exploring Electrochemical Energy Storage in Lower Dimensions 

Prabhakar Bandaru, UC San Diego

Joint CER and MAE Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479

OCT


7

Photosynthetic bio-manufacturing in green algae

Steve Mayfield, UC San Diego

CER Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 479

OCT


5

Overview of Research at Washington State University

Dr. Christopher Keane, Washington State University

CER Seminar

WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2015 / 3:00pm
WHERE: SERF 383

SEP


25

Monte-Carlo Simulation and Measurements of Electrons, Positrons, and Gamma-rays Generated by Laser-Solid Interactions

Alexander Henderson, Rice University, Texas

CER Seminar

WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2015 / 11:00am
WHERE: SERF 329

SEP


24

Under the Microscope: What Insight can the Newest Analytical Tools Yield About Radiation Effects in Materials? 

Chad M. Parish, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

CER Seminar

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015 / 11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479

SEP


10

Plasma Formation and Evolution on the Surface of Copper 101 & 145 Alloys Driven by a Mega-Ampere Current

Kevin Yates, University of Nevada, Reno

CER Seminar

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2015 / 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479

AUG


23

The 5th International Conference on High Energy Density Physics (ICHED 2015)

   

WHEN: August 23 - 27, 2015
WHERE: San Diego, CA

AUG


17

HEDP Summer School

   

WHEN: August 17 - 21, 2015
WHERE: San Diego, CA

JUL


9

Present Status of Liquid Metal Research for a Fusion Reactor

Francisco L. Tabarés, CIEMAT, Madrid

CER Seminar

WHEN: Thursday, July 9, 2015 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 459

APR


8

Solar Forecasting

Jan Kleissl, Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego

CER Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 / 11:00am
WHERE: EBUII 459

APR


1

Cleantech San Diego Education Series: San Diego's Energy Storage Future

Bill Torre, Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
WHERE: San Diego, CA

MAR


5

Turbulence nonlinearities and the L-to-H transition threshold

Istvan Cziegler, Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego

CER Seminar

WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2015 / 1:00pm
WHERE: SERF 329

MAR


4

CER Annual Retreat 

Jennifer Burney (IR/PS), David Victor (IR/PS), Farhat Beg (CER), Jan Kleissl (CER), all UC San Diego

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / 9:00am - 1:00pm
WHERE: UC San Diego Price Center

FEB


25

Electrical Energy Storage Research at UC San Diego

Bill Torre, Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego

CER Seminar

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 / 11:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: EBUII 479

2014

17 November 2014

CER Seminar: 3D printed UST_2 stellarator, a small innovative fusion device

21-22 October 2014

Outreach Event: 2014 High Tech Fair

22-25 April 2014

Workshop: Transport Task Force (TTF) 2014

2013

2012

9 October 2012

CER Seminar: René Raffray (ITER IO) - Overview of ITER

7 June 2012

CER Seminar: Edmund S. Wyndham (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) - Unravelling the dynamics of a compact low energy capillary discharge with significant soft X-ray emission

8 May 2012

CER Seminar: Frank H. Shu (UCSD & Academia Sinica) - Molten Salt Breeder Reactors

16 March 2012

CER Seminar: Ioana Paraschiv (University of Nevada) - Z-pinch modeling using the two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic code MHRDR

27 January 2012

CER Seminar: Jason Cassibry (University of Alabama) - The Case for Fusion Propulsion

18 January 2012

CER Seminar: Peng Zhang (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) - Effects of Surface Roughness on Electrical Contact, RF Heating and Field Enhancement

8-13 January 2012

Outreach: Joint CMTFO - CMSO Winter School 2012

2011

21 November 2011

CER Seminar: Dara Navaei (UCSD Center for Energy Research) - Elastic-Plastic Analysis of the Transition Divertor Joint for High Performance Divertor Target Plate

9 November 2011

CER Seminar: Chien Kuo Liu (Taiwan Institute of Nuclear Energy Research) - Sealing Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) and Current Status of R&D on SOFC and other Energy Technologies at Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER) in Taiwan

 24 October 2011

CER Seminar: Heun Tae Lee (Osaka University) - Deuterium plasma driven permeation through tungsten

 26 September 2011

CER Seminar: R. Yan (U. Rochester) - Growth, Saturation and Energetic Electron Generation in Two-Plasmon Decay Instabilities in Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion

 10-16 July 2011

Outreach Event: High Energy Density Physics summer school, hosted by Dr. Mingsheng Wei

31 May 2011

CER Seminar: Alex James (UCSD, MAE Dept and CER) - Investigations of runaway electron generation, transport, and stability in the DIII-D tokamak

26 May 2011

CER Seminar: Samuel Yuspeh (UCSD, ECE Dept and CER) - Dynamics and manipulation of the dominant 13.5 nm in-band extreme ultraviolet emitting region of laser-produced Sn plasmas

26 May 2011

CER Seminar: Dain Holdener (UCSD, MAE Dept and CER) - Convective Heating Analysis of an ICF Target in a High Temperature, Low Reynolds Number Xenon Environment

25 May 2011

Conference: UCSD Forum on Energy Research

24 May 2011

CER Seminar: Russell Burdt (UCSD, ECE Dept and CER) - Ion Emission and Expansion in Laser-Produced Tin Plasma

5 May 2011

CER Seminar: Dmitry Osin (Weizmann Institute of Science and NIST) - Experimental Study of the Ion Thermalization at a Z-pinch at Stagnation

8 April 2011

CER Seminar: Bedros Afeyan (Polymath Research, Pleasanton, CA) - Optimal Control of Laser-Plasma Instabilities in Plasmas Using STUD Pulses

8 April 2011

CER Seminar: Nadia Gambino (University of Catania, Italy) - Investigation of laser generated plasmas for astrophysical applications

28 February 2011

CER Seminar: John Vetrano (DOE BES) - Overview of the Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences Research in the Division of Materials Science and Engineering

2010

7 December 2010

CER organized seminar series: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology for Energy Sustainability

7 December 2010

CER Seminar: Robert Martin (UC San Diego) - Mixture Fluid Algorithms Applied to Inertial Fusion Energy Chamber Gas to Evaluate Impact on Direct-Drive Target Survival

16 November 2010

CER organized seminar series:Solar variability and solar forecasting for PV grid integration

2 November 2010

CER organized seminar series: Study of high intensity laser produced fast electron source and transport for reentrant cone guided fast ignition laser fusion

28 October 2010

CER Seminar: Dustin H. Froula (University of Rochester) - Thomson scattering in inertial confinement fusion plasmas

26 October 2010

CER organized seminar series:Combined flux compression and plasma opening switch on the Saturn pulsed power generator

19 October 2010

CER organized seminar series: The potential of micro-algae for the production of biofuels and bio-products

8 September 2010

CER Seminar: J.P. Chittenden (Imperial College) - MHD and Kinetic Modelling of High Energy Density Plasmas

28-30 June 2010

Workshop: HEDP Workshop 2010, Organizers: Farhat Beg, Dick Lee (UCB), Chis Neuman (UCLA)

20-21 May 2010

Conference: ARIES Town Meeting on "Edge Plasma Physics and Plasma Material Interactions in the Fusion Power Plant Regime", Organizers: Mark Tillack (UCSD), Alan Turnbull (GA), Charles Kessel (PPPL)

14 May 2010

CER Seminar: Yohei Iida (University of Tokyo) - Optical Emission Spectroscopy of He I considering the spatial structure of Optical Escape Factor

6 May 2010

CER Seminar: Joseph Kindel (University of Nevada Reno) - High Energy Density Physics at the Nevada Terawatt Facility

29 April 2010

CER Seminar: Jake Blanchard (University of Wisconsin - Madison) - Micro-Scale Nuclear Power Sources

26 April 2010

CER Seminar: John Verboncoeur (UC Berkeley) - Particle-in-cell modeling of plasmas

22 February 2010

CER Seminar: Charles Hall (State University of New York) - Peak Oil, Energy Return on Energy Invested and Your Economic Future

3 February 2010

CER Seminar: Bedros Afeyan (Polymath Research Inc.) - Highlights of HEDLP Research Involving the Control of Laser-Plasma Instabilities

2009

3 December 2009

CER Seminar: J. Chen (Ohio State University) - Experimental and Simulation Studies of Femtosecond Laser Induced Plasma Discharge in Small Gaps and Material Surface Processing

2 December 2009

CER Seminar: F. Veloso (Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission) - Dense Transient Plasmas with Neutral Gas Center: Laser-Produced and Z-pinches

19 November 2009

CER Seminar: Yarong Mu (U. Michigan) - Development and application of 3D-DIVIMP(HC) Monte Carlo impurity modeling code

19 November 2009

CER Seminar: M. G. Haines (Imperial College, London) - Competition between the resistive Weibel instability and the electrothermal instability in fast ignition

3 August 2009

 CER Seminar: Akira Endo (EUVA, Japan) - Measurement and modeling of laser ablation of Tin droplet for clean EUV source

3 August 2009

 CER Seminar: Claudio Bellei (Imperial College, London) - Electron transport studies via rear side optical emission and nonlinear pulse evolution in laser-driven wakefields

17 July 2009

 CER Seminar: Brian Chrisman (University of Nevada, Reno) - Study of ultra-intense laser produced plasmas via computer simulation

31 May - 5 June 2009

Conference: 36th International Conference on Plasma Science and 23rd Symposium on Fusion Engineering, General chairs: Farhat Beg and Mark Tillack

21 April 2009

CER Seminar: John Pasley (University of York) - Defocusing effect in laser-cone coupling for fast ignition

5-9 April 2009

Workshop: 8th International Workshop on the Physics of Wire Array Z-Pinches, hosted by Dr. Simon Bott

26 March 2009

CER Seminar: Nek Shaikh (University of Sindh) - Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury Plasma Parameters Produced by the 1064 nm, 532 nm and 355 nm of Nd:YAG Laser

20 March 2009

CER Seminar: Takeshi Higashiguchi (Utsunomiya University) - Guidance and compression of an ultrashort laser pulse in a capillary discharge-produced plasma channel

9-13 February 2009

Workshop: TITAN US/Japan Workshop and Steering Committee Meeting, hosted by Drs. Dai Kai Sze and Mark Tillack

2008

11 July 2008

CER Seminar: Hyun Chung - Modeling of Finite-Temperature Dense Matter in High Energy Density Physics

9 June 2008

CER Seminar: Aghapi Mordovanakis (U. Michigan) - X rays and relativistic electron beams from the interaction of a relativistic-intensity laser with solid-density plasmas at kilohertz repetition rates

27 May 2008

CER Seminar: Christopher Jennings (SNLA) - 3D resistive MHD modeling of wire array Z-pinches

22 May 2008

CER Seminar: Simon C. Bott (UCSD) - Pulsed power driven plasmas for High Energy Density Physics Studies

19 May 2008

CER Seminar: Pravesh Patel (LLNL) - Fast Ignition Research at LLNL

25 April 2008

CER Seminar: Krzysztof Nowak (EUVA) - Efficient and compact short pulse MOPA system for Laser-Produced-Plasma Extreme-UV sources employing RF-discharge slab-waveguide CO2 amplifiers andYoshifumi Ueno (EUVA) - CO2 laser-produced Sn-plasma source for high-volume manufacturing EUV lithography

21 April 2008

CER Seminar: Ying Tsui (U. Alberta) - Laser Matter Interactions and Applications

2 April 2008

CER Seminar: Michail Tzoufras (UCLA) - Generation of 1 to 100 GeV monoenergetic electron beams via laser wakefield acceleration

28 February 2008

CER Seminar: Tara Desai (Universita degli studi Milano) - Laboratory Craters: Modeling Experiments for Meteorite Impact Craters?

25 February 2008

CER Seminar: Keiji Nagai (ILE Osaka) - Bubble tin targets for LPP EUV light source

12 February 2008

CER Seminar: C. D. Zhou (LLE Rochester) - Fuel Assembly for Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion and Shock Fast-Ignition

24 January 2008

CER Seminar: Kazuo Tanaka (ILE Osaka) - Fast Ignition Physics and FIREX Laser Review

17 January 2008

CER Seminar: Nguyen Minh (GE Global Research) - Fuel Cells: Clean Energy Technology for Power Generation

2007

28 November 2007

CER Seminar: Thomas Sanford (Sandia National Laboratories) - An overview of the Dynamic Hohlraum X-Ray source at Sandia National Lab

22 October 2007

CER Seminar: Bedros Afeyan (Polymath Research) - Morphological Diversity Extraction and Exploiting Sparsity in Inertial Confinement Fusion Research

28 August 2007

CER Seminar: Greg Tallents (University of York) - The development and application of extreme ultra-violet lasers

28 August 2007

CER Seminar: Takuya Goto (University of Tokyo) - Core Plasma and Dry Wall Chamber Design for Fast Ignition Laser Fusion Reactor FALCON-D

29 July 29 - 4 August 2007

CER Seminar: 2007 High Energy Density Physics summer school, hosted by Prof. Farhat Beg

20 July 2007

CER Seminar: Hiroshi Sawada (University of Rochester) - Experimental investigation of shock heating and heat front penetration in planar targets relevant to direct drive inertial confinement fusion

25 May 2007

CER Seminar: Rob Goldston and Jon Menard (PPPL) - The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy: Crossing the Next Frontier

14 May 2007

CER Seminar: Stephen Dean (Fusion Power Associates) - Fusion Energy: Need, Promise, Progress and Politics

23 April 2007

CER Seminar: Alessandra Ravasio (Ecole Polytechnique) - Novel diagnostics for WDM: application to shock compressed targets

5 April 2007

CER Seminar: Ryan Rygg (MIT) - Shock convergence and mix dynamics in inertial confinement fusion

16 March 2007

CER Seminar: Chris Gregory (University of York, UK) - Astrophysical Jet Experiments with Laser-Produced Plasmas

7 March 2007

CER Distinguished Lecture Series: Steven Koonin (Chief Scientist, BP) - Energy Trends and Technologies for the Coming Decades

16 February 2007

CER Seminar: Malcolm Haines (Plasma Physics Group, Imperial College) - The Wire-Array Z-Pinch; an Efficient X-ray Source for ICF and a New Ion Heating Mechanism

CER organized seminar series

  • April 12, 2007: Modular Helium Reactor Design, Technology and Applications
  • April 19, 2007: Production of Hydrogen from Nuclear and Solar Energy
  • May 3, 2007: The deep burn destruction of nuclear waste transuranics using the gas cooled reactor
  • May 10, 2007: Tensegrity Energy Harvesting Structures
  • May 17, 2007: Inertial fusion energy by fast ignition
  • May 24, 2007: A Thermo Chemical Process for the Conversion of Biomass to Mixed Alcohol, 2007:
  • May 31, 2007: Energy applications of nanotechnology
  • June 7, 2007: Energy in Context: Global and Local Energy Issues
  • June 8, 2007: Geothermal Energy: Extracting Heat from Hot Dry Rock Masse

Applied Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy organized seminar series

  • February 7, 2007: Microscopic characterization of dense plasmas using x-ray scattering
  • February 14, 2007: A theory of spontaneous toroidal rotation and some thoughts on neoclassical poloidal rotation in tokamaks
  • February 21, 2007: Dipole RF Power from Laser Plasmas with No Dipole Moment
  • February 28, 2007: Diagnostics to Investigate the Runaway Electron Energy Distribution Function during Disruptions in DIII-D Tokamak
  • March 7, 2007:CER Distinguished Lecture
  • March 14, 2007: Mass Production of Inertial Fusion Energy Fuel Pellets
  • March 21, 2007: Creation of Hot Dense Matter in Short Pulse Laser Interactions with Tamped Foils

2006

13-16 March 2006

H2-Automotive Workshop, contact K. Seshadri, view preliminary program

28 Feb - 2 March 2006

Plasma Facing Components US Program Review

CER Seminars

  • December 5, 2006: Justin Wark (Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford) - Picosecond X-ray Diffraction from Shock-Compressed Crystals
  • July 6, 2006: K. P. Shamrai (Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) - Ion-acoustic turbulence in helicon plasmas
  • June 16, 2006: Ali Abou-Sena (University of California, Los Angeles) - Experimental Study of the Effective Thermal Conductivity and Interface Thermal Conductance of a Lithium Titanate Pebble Bed
  • March 16, 2006: Andrea Ciardi (Observatoire de Paris, France) - Laboratory Models for Astrophysical Jets
  • March 10, 2006: Valerie Izzo (MIT Plasma Fusion Science Center) - MHD Simulations of Disruption Mitigation by Noble Gas Injection on Alcator C-MOD
  • March 10, 2006: Yasuhiko Sentoku (University of Nevada, Reno) - Numerical Modeling of Laser Isochoric Heating of Hot Dense Matter
  • March 7, 2006: M. D. Mitchell (Cornell University) - Spectroscopic Measurements from the X-ray bursts of 4-wire Manganin X-pinches
  • March 6, 2006: K. M. Chandler (Cornell University) - Studying X-pinch Plasmas and Controlling the Radiation Characteristics
  • February 24, 2006: Mark Herrmann (Sandia National Laboratory) - Fill tube experiments on Z
  • February 24, 2006: John Porter (Sandia National Laboratory) - Overview of the Pulsed Power Inertial Confinement Fusion Program
  • February 3, 2006: James A. King (University of California Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) - Results and Analysis from Ti K Imaging Radiography of Plastic Microshell Implosions

Applied Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy organized seminar series

  • Jan. 17, 2006: Analysis of time-resolved non-LTE L-shell spectra from Ti-doped aerogels
  • Jan. 24, 2006: Studies of zonal flow - drift wave interactions in the DIII-D tokamak and numerical simulation
  • Jan. 31, 2006: The Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Edge Localized Modes on the DIII-D and MAST Tokamaks
  • Feb. 7, 2006: Experimental Characterization of an Energetic Electron Beam in High Current X-pinch Plasma
  • Feb. 14, 2006: Disruption mitigation experiments using noble gas jets in DIII-D
  • Feb. 21, 2006: Edge Localized Mode Control in DIII-D Using Magnetic Perturbation-Induced Pedestal Transport Changes
  • Feb. 28, 2006: Time dependant Thermo-mechanical Modeling including Phase Changes in Direct Drive Inertial Fusion Energy Targets Master's defense
    Advisor: A. R. Raffray
    (PFC review today)
  • March 7, 2006: A target engagement system for inertial fusion energyMaster's defense
    Advisor: M. Tillack
  • March 14, 2006: H2 Automotive Workshop in 479 - No Seminar
  • March 21, 2006: HAPL mtg today
  • April 4, 2006: Use of four channel convex spectrometer to measure L-shell spectra in x-pinches
  • April 11, 2006: Optimization of laser-produced plasmas for EUV lithography
  • April 18, 2006: Molybdenum and carbon angular sputtering distributions under low energy ion bombardment
  • April 25, 2006: ARIES workshop @GA
  • May 9, 2006: Plasma-material interactions with mixed-material surfaces
  • May 23, 2006: PSI mtg
  • October 4, 2006: Microtarget fabrication at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • October 11, 2006: Ionoluminescence and its application to fusion plasmas
  • October 18, 2006: X (-pinch) marks the spot for fusion
  • October 25, 2006: MHD analysis of the ARIES-CS DCLL blanket
  • November 1APS DPP mtg
  • November 15, 2006: Techniques for improving the radiative properties of underdense laser-produced plasma
  • November 22, 2006: Interferometric tracking for inertial fusion
  • November 29, 2006: Acceptance criteria for the ITER divertor vertical target

2005

CER Seminar

  • November 18, 2005: Takeshi Matsuoka (NSF Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan) Laser Plasma Interactions Related to Fast Ignition of Inertial Fusion Energy
  • November 8, 2005: K. Malik (Imperial College, London), Electron Wave Amplification Phenomena in the Combined Electron/Ion Beam System of an Electrostatic Ion Thruster and the Resulting RF Radiation
  • October 31, 2005: Michael Shats (Australian National University, Canberra), Spectral Condensation as a Paradigm for the L-H Transition and the Role of the Geodesic Transfer
  • October 31, 2005: Stefan Mueller (Association EURATOM/Ecole Polytechnique), Electrostatic turbulence and structures in a simple magnetized plasma
  • October 12, 2005: N. Renard-Le Galloudec (Nevada Terawatt Facility), Target Fabrication at Universities - What for?
  • October 5, 2005: Gennady Sarkisov (Ktech Corporation), Experimental Investigation of the Initial Stage of Nanosecond Exploding Wires
  • August 24, 2005: Ken Bray and N. Swaminathan (University of Cambridge), Effect of Dilatation on scalar dissipation in turbulent premixed flames
  • August 23, 2005: Milan Kalal (Czech Technical University), Prague Asterix Laser System - PALS: Overview of Latest Activities
  • August 22, 2005: Amable Liñán (ETSI Aeronáuticos, Madrid, Spain), On the outflow from, and inflow into, a circular pipe
  • August 19, 2005: P. D. Ronney (Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California), Premixed flame propagation in Hele-Shaw cells
  • August 17, 2005: Steven G. Buckley (UCSD Center for Energy Research), Laser-Induced Plasmas: A Fresh Look at a Hot Topic
  • August 15, 2005: Antonio Luis Sanchez Perez (Universidad Carlos III), Fronts in High-Temperature Laminar Gas Jets
  • August 12, 2005: Paul Clavin (Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre), Nonlinear theory of ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in the limit of an infinitely large density ratio. Application to ICF
  • August 10, 2005: John Hewson (Sandia National Laboratories), Ignition Propagation in Constant Volume Chambers with Inhomogeneities
  • August 8, 2005: Norbert Peters (RWTH Aachen), Universal range scaling of dissipation elements
  • July 13, 2005: David Montgomery (LANL), Characterization of D-T Cryogenic Layer Formation in a Beryllium Capsule Using X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging
  • June 9, 2005: Gilbert Collins (LLNL), "Using high energy density facilities to explore matter from a few kilobar to several gigabar"
  • June 7, 2005: P. W. McKenty, "Direct Drive Ignition on the NIF, the Increasing Role of Target Fabrication"
  • June 2, 2005: Tao Yezheng, "Characterization of laser produced Sn plasmas for extreme ultraviolet lithography light sources"
  • May 19, 2005: J. A. Koch, "Diagnosing ICF Implosions at Omega and the NIF"
  • April 4, 2005: Bernard J. Kozioziemski III, "X-ray Phase Contrast Enhanced Imaging for Characterization of National Ignition Facility Capsules"
  • February 8, 2005: Mark Tillack, "Radiation-Hydrodynamic Analysis of Doped Underdense Targets for HED Studies"
  • January 18, 2005: Dale Welch, "Simulation of the generation and long distance transport of proton beams at LULI"
  • January 17, 2005: Martin Richardson, "Micro-droplet laser-plasma sources for EUV Lithography"
  • January 11, 2005: Dmitry Fedin, "Characterization of Hot Dense Plasma in Spectral Range 0.1-500 keV"

2004

 Applied Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy organized seminar series

 Fusion Energy Seminars and Events

  • November 23, 2004: Mingsheng Wei, "Electron beam filamentation and ion acceleration in high-intensity short-pulse laser plasma interaction"
  • November 8, 2004: H. J. Kunze, "Soft X-ray lasing in a ablative capillary discharge at 18.2 nm"
  • October 5, 2004: Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, "Science that Matters: Advances in Materials Science and Chemistry for National Security Applications"
  • August 23, 2004: A. J. Mackinnon, "Proton probing of plasmas and shocked materials"
  • August 4, 2004: M. Klapisch and M. Busquet, "The Hullac code for atomic physics"
  • July 7, 2004: J. L. Maxwell, "Laser-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition for Microengineering of Targets" (at GA)
  • May 4, 2004: S. Haan, "Update on requirements for fabrication of ignition targets for NIF" (at GA)
  • May 3, 2004: S. Haan, "Progress towards indirect drive ignition on the National Ignition Facility"
  • April 19, 2004: Shinsuke Fujioka, "Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor Instability due to Radiative Ablation in Brominated Plastic Targets" (at GA)
  • April 19, 2004: Hiroyuki Shiraga, "Multi-Imaging X-ray Streak Camera for Ultrahigh-speed Two-dimensional X-ray Imaging of Imploded Core Plasmas" (at GA)
  • March 19, 2004: Max Tabak, "Gain Issues for Fast Ignition" (at GA)
  • March 12, 2004: Peter Amendt, "Prospects for hohlraum-driven double-shell ignition on the National Ignition Facility"
  • February 23, 2004: Christopher Deeney, "Putting in the squeeze - magnetic compression of high energy density plasmas and high pressure materials"
  • February 17, 2004: Craig Olson and Gary Rochau, "Z-Pinch Inertial Fusion Energy"
  • January 27, 2004: L. J. Suter, "Progress on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Indirect Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target physics"
  • January 21, 2004: Debra A. Callahan, M. Tabak, "Targets for Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion Energy"

2003

 Fusion Energy Seminars and Events

  • December 5, 2003: Andy Bayramian (LLNL), "Enabling Technologies of the Mercury Laser: A Testbed for a Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Inertial Fusion Energy Driver"
  • November 20, 2003: Patrick Calderoni (UCLA), "Experimental and numerical study of transient condensation of lithium and beryllium fluoride excited vapors for IFE systems"
  • November 19, 2003: Susana Reyes (LLNL), "Latest Developments on IFE Materials Response and Safety Studies at LLNL"
  • October 31, 2003: Mark Tillack, "Laser ablation plume dynamics and particulate generation"
  • October 21, 2003: Elio D'Agata, "Mechanical and Thermal Aspects of the ITER Divertor"
  • September 19, 2003: Zhiyu Zhang, "Ultrafast Laser Ablation and Plasma Diagnostics"
  • September 8, 2003: Giacomo Aiello, "SiCf/SiC Composites as Structural Material for the TAURO Fusion Blanket"
  • August 8, 2003: David Meyerhofer, "Progress in Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Research"

2002

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