Plasmas & Nuclear Fusion

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How a spray from the hardware store could improve nuclear fusion

A coating of polyurethane keeps plasma problems in check during magnetic compression. |Medium Read
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Recreating supernova reaction yields new insights for fusion energy

Our pursuit of fusion needs a heat-check|Short Read

2017 Glenn F. Knoll Lecture

“High-Speed Imaging and Spectroscopy of X-Rays and Particles with Silicon Detectors”|Short Read
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Professor Mark Kushner earns top awards for plasma sciences work

International Plasma Chemistry Society recognized NERS professor for his work in non-equilibrium plasmas.|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mark Kushner awarded 2015 IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award

Prof. Kushner is an internationally renowned expert in the area of low-temperature plasma simulation.|Medium Read
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Cheng Zhang receives Optical Sciences Scholarship

Cheng is a 4th year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering working in field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.|Short Read
jason corse, vijay subramanian, leung tsang, and louise willingale

ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2014-15 academic year

These faculty deepen ECE's areas of expertise in computer vision, communications and information theory, environmental remote sensing, and laser-plasma interactions.|Short Read
Hercules Laser

Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS

Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.|Short Read
Mark Kushner

Mark Kushner appointed to advisory board for DoE National Lab

PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research. |Short Read

ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast

The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.|Medium Read
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Using HERCULES to probe the interior of dense plasmas

Thanks to HERCULES, scientists are now able to study very dense plasmas — a crucial step in nuclear fusion and astrophysical research.|Short Read
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Charles K. (Ned) Birdsall (BSE EE and Math, MSE EE, ’46 ’48): 1925-2012

Birdsall was a pioneer in microwave tubes and plasma physics, an avid runner, and a beloved member of the EC Berkley community.|Short Read