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Noon Seminar Series: Four misconceptions about electron physics in plasmas
Guest Presenter: Prof. Pierre Gourdain, Professor of Physics, University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences, ABSTRACT: For years, electron physics has been regarded as irrelevant in many plasma regimes. While scaling arguments are often used to show that electron effects are negligible, these arguments are there more to hide numerical code shortcomings rather than justify real physical situations. Going through the generalized Ohm’s law term by term, this talk will show how electron physics plays a role in astrophysical jet stability, in tokamak H-modes, in non-linear magnetic field diffusion and in laser-plasma interactions.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Beyond the ponderomotive limit: direct laser acceleration of relativistic electrons in sub-critical plasmas
Alexey Arefiev, Research Scientist, Inst. for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Semiconductor Nanowires: From Energy Harvesting to BioChemical Sensing
Prof. Simarjeet Singh Saini, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo
High Energy Isolated Attosecond Pulses
Dr. Zenghu Chang, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Optics, Univ of Central Florida, CREOL