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.




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

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, 2016, Rotating leaks in the stadium billiard, Chaos: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol:26, ISSN:1054-1500, Pages:113104-113104

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

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