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. For MIF, I study experiments carried out on the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories.




Walsh CA, Chittenden JP, McGlinchey K, et al., 2017, Self-Generated Magnetic Fields in the Stagnation Phase of Indirect-Drive Implosions on the National Ignition Facility, Physical Review Letters, Vol:118, ISSN:0031-9007

Appelbe B, Pecover J, Chittenden J, 2017, The effects of magnetic field topology on secondary neutron spectra in Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion, High Energy Density Physics, Vol:22, ISSN:1574-1818, Pages:27-36

Appelbe B, Chittenden J, 2016, The effects of ion temperature on the energy spectra of T plus T -> 2n plus alpha reaction products, High Energy Density Physics, Vol:19, ISSN:1574-1818, Pages:29-37

Chittenden JP, Appelbe BD, Manke F, et al., 2016, Signatures of asymmetry in neutron spectra and images predicted by three-dimensional radiation hydrodynamics simulations of indirect drive implosions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:23, ISSN:1070-664X

Appelbe B, 2016, Rotating leaks in the stadium billiard., Chaos, Vol:26

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