Frontiers of Plasma Science Workshops

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
Town Hall Meeting: June 30 - July 1, 2015
Scientific Frontiers Workshop: August 20-21, 2015 [Panel Attendance Only]
Research Needs Workshop: October 22-23, 2015 [Panel Attendance Only]

White Papers

Submission Guidelines

In preparation for the town hall meeting the workshops chairs are requesting white papers on key research opportunities for discovery at the frontiers of plasma science covering the full scope of plasma physics. The success of the panel will depend on having a comprehensive picture based on input from the scientific community.

The panels request your input on the two following questions:

  1. Where is the frontier of plasma science / what are the grand challenges?
  2. What enabling facilities are / could be made available?

Each of these questions will be addressed in turn by the panel, and the two are clearly linked. You will be able to upload your white paper using the upload form, and access all submitted white papers here.

Please see the following white paper call announcement (PDF, 128 KB) for more details.

When preparing your white paper, please adhere to the following template: MS Word format template (23 KB) or PDF formatted template (39 KB). To see an example of a completed white paper, please download the sample file in MS Word format (58 KB) or PDF format (107 KB).


Submitted White Papers

Panel 1 | Panel 2 | Panel 3 | Panel 4 | Panel 5

General (not yet sorted)


Panel 1
Plasma Atomic Physics and the Interface with Biology and Chemistry
The Plasma Data Exchange Project (376 KB)
Klaus Bartschat
Transport of ionizing radiation (140 KB)
R. Paul Drake
Opacity of astrophysical metals (508 KB)
E.J. Gamboa
Low-Z Opacity Measurements (186 KB)
Paul Keiter
Panel 2
Plasma Turbulence and Transport
The physics of unity beta plasmas (484 KB)
P.-A. Gourdain
Magnetized Inertial Confinement Fusion (1.18 MB)
L. John Perkins
Energy transport in HED matter (1.02 MB)
Yuan Ping
Fundamental study of plasma turbulence (132 KB)
Timothy Stoltzfus-Dueck
Plasma physics of hypervelocity impact (387 KB)
Alexander Velikovich
Panel 3
Interaction of Plasma Waves and Particles
High Power Microwave Science (327 KB)
John Booske
Plasma science as a science (167 KB)
Ilya Dodin
Radiation Hydrodynamics (427 KB)
R. Paul Drake
Waves Behind Fronts (104 KB)
R. Paul Drake
Panel 4
Plasma Statistical Mechanics
Laboratory Simulation of Space Plasmas (118 KB)
William E. Amatucci
Heat Transport Rates in Plasmas (646 KB)
R. Paul Drake
The Physics of Nanodusty Plasmas (901 KB)
Uwe Kortshagen
Multiscale Modeling of Dense Plasmas (43 KB)
Michael S. Murillo
Stopping power in dense plasmas (171 KB)
Alex Zylstra
Panel 5
Plasma Self-Organization
Transport in Warm Dense Matter (170 KB)
Paul E. Grabowski
Self-organization phenomena in tokamaks (621 KB)
Stephen C. Jardin
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