Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate



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740Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am a Research Associate in the Centre for Inertial Fusion Studies (CIFS), working in computational High Energy Density Physics. My research covers Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF). For ICFI model experiments carried out on the NIF laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. For MIF, I study experiments carried out on the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories.




Crilly AJ, Appelbe BD, Mannion OM, et al., 2020, Neutron backscatter edge: A measure of the hydrodynamic properties of the dense DT fuel at stagnation in ICF experiments, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:27, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:012701-1-012701-11

Appelbe B, Sherlock M, El-Amiri O, et al., 2019, Modification of classical electron transport due to collisions between electrons and fast ions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:26, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:102704-1-102704-12

Tong JK, McGlinchey K, Appelbe BD, et al., 2019, Burn regimes in the hydrodynamic scaling of perturbed inertial confinement fusion hotspots, Nuclear Fusion, Vol:59, ISSN:0029-5515, Pages:1-16

Walsh CA, McGlinchey K, Tong JK, et al., 2019, Perturbation modifications by pre-magnetisation of inertial confinement fusion implosions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:26, ISSN:1070-664X

Johnson MG, Appelbe BD, Chittenden JP, et al., 2019, Impact of imposed mode 2 laser drive asymmetry on inertial confinement fusion implosions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:26, ISSN:1070-664X

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