The Laboratory of Computational Plasma Physics develops theoretical and computational models for a variety of Plasma Physics and Plasma Chemistry applications ranging from edge and boundary plasmas in Fusion Energy Systems to industrial plasmas and nuclear forensics, utilizing advanced, predictive simulation capabilities on high-performance computing machines, multi-physics multi-scale models, and reduced-order models obtained via Artificial Intelligence.

Research Methods

  • Boltzmann solvers using Continuum and Statistical Methods
  • Particle-in-Cells optimized for High-Performance Computing
  • Multi-species plasmas with complex Chemistry evolution
  • Monte Carlo methods for Plasma Transport
  • Ion-matter interaction, with focus on material erosion, ion implantation,
    and back-scattering during plasma exposure
  • Multi-physics and multi-scale Code Coupling

Engineering Applications

  • Plasma Surface Interactions
  • Edge Plasmas (tokamaks, stellarators)
  • Laser ablated plasmas
  • Plasma Sources (Helicons, ICPs, CCP)
  • Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Plasma Thrusters

Code of Conduct – The Laboratory of Computational Plasma Physics is an interactive environment for sharing new ideas and conducting research from a diverse group, with respect for all participants without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, or any other aspect of how we identify ourselves.