Ion Sourcery, an animated GIF showing emergent beam changing shape as the ion source plasma density grows.
Confined Electron Plasma, an animated GIF showing an electron plasma changing shape as the central density grows.
PDF format documents, a compendium of internal reports on topics in plasma physics, including experiments and simulations. Under construction.
animated GIFs, simulation results on the boundary between plasma and beam physics. Plasma in tube with beam extracted.
more animated GIFs, with conical exit and plasma chamber to show sheath behavior. Work in progress.
Other Group Activities Simulation by D. S. Todd, of hollow plasma turning itself inside out. Data from a long-lived electron plasma in our high field trap. Photos of our trap electrodes and our higher field solenoid for plasma confinement. Catch a glimpse of other activities of this group on the beam/plasma interface
Overview A nonneutral plasma is a man-made many-body system. The physical properties of these objects are quite fascinating. To learn a little more about the physics of nonneutral plasmas click here
Plasma Targetry At the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF), about seven years ago, a small group began to study the feasibility of using a trapped electron plasma as a storage ring target. To learn more about the Cooler storage ring at IUCF. click here and follow the links To learn more about trap target studies at IUCF click here.
Funding The nonneutral plasma project at IUCF was for some years supported as an approved Cooler experiment by the U. S. National Science Foundation under grants NSF PHY 93-14783 and 96-02872. To learn more about the NSF click here. From September 1997, this work received support for three years from the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy under grant DE FG0297 ER54433. To learn more about the DOE click here
Elsewhere Other research groups have pioneered the study of nonneutral plasmas over the past quarter century. A nice illustration of the state of the art in plasma studies from UCSD This page also has links to other plasma sites on the web.
StudentsThere has been a strong student involvement in the IUCF nonneutral plasma project since its inception. Some of the current students maintain their own web pages click here . Other students have gone on to careers in plasma physics or in other fields. The combination of accessible theory and advanced technology in a "table-top" environment is beguiling for any student with a passion for physics.
Other information This page is embedded in a fairly extensive web repository.To link to the home page click here. You will find links to the physics department, to teaching information,to other research interests, and some personal glimpses.