We aim to understand the phenomenology of plasma in the laboratory and in the cosmos. We use mathematical models and computer simulations to explain how plasmas move, interact with magnetic fields and boundaries, and evolve on various scales.
Working with collaborators in the U.S. and around the world, we advance fundamental physics concepts that guide experiments and project applications, such as the development of magnetic fusion energy.
This website offers information about our group members, research activities, and publications. We invite you to browse it and to contact us with any questions.
Congratulations to Rima, who won a Student Presentation Award at the U.S. Transport Task Force (TTF) Workshop in May.
Poster title: "Dynamics of Zonal Shear Collapse in Hydrodynamic Electron Limit ↔ Transport Physics of the Density Limit"
Congratulations to Xiang Fan, who won a Student Poster Award at the Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference in April.
Poster title: "Turbulence and Transport in Elastic Media: A New Look at Classic Themes"
Jiacong Li defended his doctoral thesis on March 20th. Thanks to all who attended!
Thesis title: "Intrinsic plasma flows in straight magnetic fields: generation, frictionless saturation, and interaction"
Gyrokinetic theory of turbulent acceleration and momentum conservation in tokamak plasmas
Wang, Lu, Shuitao Peng, and P.H. Diamond
Plasma Sci. Technol. 20, 074004, 2018; doi:10.1088/2058-6272/aab5bc
Tracing the Pathway from Drift-Wave Turbulence with Broken Symmetry to the Production of Sheared Axial Mean Flow
Hong, R., J.C. Li, S. Chakraborty Thakur, R. Hajjar, P.H. Diamond, and G.R. Tynan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 205001, 2018; doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.205001
[pdf, publisher's version]
Generation of Parasitic Axial Flow by Drift Wave Turbulence with Broken Symmetry: Theory and Experiment
Hong, R., J.C. Li, R. Hajjar, S. Chakraborty Thakur, P.H. Diamond, and G.R. Tynan
Phys. Plasmas 25, 055710, 2018; doi:10.1063/1.5017884
[pdf, author's final version (accepted manuscript)]
Ecology of Flows and Drift Wave Turbulence: Reduced Models and Applications
Ph.D. Dissertation, Engineering Physics, UC San Diego, 2018
[pdf, author's version]
Observation of Multi-Channel Non-Local Transport in J-TEXT Plasmas
Shi, Yuejiang, Z. Chen, Z. Yang, P. Shi, K. Zhao, P.H. Diamond, J-M. Kwon, et al.
Nucl. Fusion 58, 044002, 2018; doi:10.1088/1741-4326/aaaa9b
Temporal-Spatial Structures of Plasmas Flows and Turbulence Around Tearing Mode Islands in the Edge Tokamak Plasmas
Zhao, K.J., Y. Nagashima, F.M. Li, Yuejiang Shi, P.H. Diamond, J.Q. Dong, K. Itoh, et al.
Nucl. Fusion 57, 126006, 2017; doi:10.1088/1741-4326/aa8341
Edge Shear Flows and Particle Transport Near the Density Limit of the HL-2A Tokamak
Hong, R., G.R. Tynan, P.H. Diamond, L. Nie, D. Guo, T. Long, R. Ke, Y. Wu, B. Yuan, M. Xu, and The HL-2A Team
Nucl. Fusion 58, 016041, 2017; doi:10.1088/1741-4326/aa9626
We develop theory related to plasma and fusion science, including: