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Diode Physics


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.B2965 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Joseph Schumer 202.404.4359


Extensive experimental and theoretical research into the physics of high-power (~MA, ~MV) diodes is being carried out using pulsed-power generators. These generators and other available facilities are described under 64.15.76.B2964, “Pulsed Power.” Diodes are used on these generators to produce intense electron and ion beams. Aside from particle beam research itself, applications also include material response studies and radiation production. Specific diodes being studied include pinched-beam diodes, series diodes, multiple-cathode diodes, inverse diodes, plasma-filled diodes, and ion-beam diodes. Application of the cylindrical rod-pinch diode to high-power, pulsed radiography is an active area of investigation. Intense ion-beam production, focusing, and transport for ion inertial confinement fusion is being investigated. Theoretical efforts in all these areas using both analytic techniques and numerical simulations complement the experimental work.


key words
Diode lasers; Electron beams; Ion beams and bombardment; Pulsed lasers;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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