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Inertial Confinement Fusion and Laser-Driven Hydrodynamics


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.B4340 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Jason Wilson Bates 202.767.5398


This program focuses on theory and simulation of laser-matter interaction, especially as it pertains to Inertial Fusion Energy research. Modeling of laser-plasma interaction experiments as well as laser direct-drive fusion energy targets are currently done with a massively parallel radiation-hydrodynamics transport code. Current research topics include the seeding and growth of hydrodynamic instabilities in ablating plasmas, laser-plasma instability control, equation-of-state models, nonlocal thermal conduction, and particle and radiation transport methods.


key words
Computational plasma physics; Hydrodynamics; Inertial confinement fusion; Radiation transport;


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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