Behavior and Utility of Flow or Turbulence in Compressing Plasma
Seth Davidovits | 20-ERD-058
We will develop predictive models of non-radial flow (including turbulence) in plasma compressions while simultaneously seeking alternative approaches to generating high-energy-density plasmas through the utilization of such flow. Successful results would lead to reduced uncertainties and new designs in high-energy-density experiments that support stockpile stewardship science and inertial confinement fusion.
Publications, Presentations, and Patents
Li, G. J., and S. Davidovits. 2021. “Analytic predictions of grain effects on shock behavior,” LLNL High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP) Summer Student End of Summer Talks, Virtual, August 2021.
Davidovits, S. 2021. “Turbulence in high-energy-density experiments: inference and generation,” invited talk, Journal of Plasma Physics Frontiers of Plasma Physics Colloquium, virtual, May 2021.
Davidovits, S., E. Kroupp, E. Stambulchik, and Y. Maron. 2021. “Hydrodynamic-dissipation relation for characterizing flow stagnation,” Physical Review E 103 063204.
Davidovits, S. 2020. “A hydrodynamic lengthscale for characterizing stagnation,” Poster, 62nd Annual Meeting of APS Division of Plasma Physics, virtual, November 2020.
Zhang, M. F., S. Davidovits, C. Weber and N. J. Fisch. 2020. “Shock-turbulence interaction with plasma viscosity,” Poster, 62nd Annual Meeting of APS Division of Plasma Physics, virtual, November 2020.
Davidovits, S., and N. J. Fisch. 2020. “Preferential turbulence enhancement in two-dimensional compressions,” Physical Review E 102 053213.
Zhang, M. F., S. Davidovits, C. Weber and N. J. Fisch. 2020. “Shock-turbulence interaction with plasma viscosity,” LLNL HEDP Summer Student End of Summer Talks, virtual, August 2020.
Davidovits, S. 2019. “Freezing turbulent magnetic field,” invited talk at Princeton-Holon-CNRS-Weizmann Plasma Workshop, Weizmann Institute of Science, December 2019.