Michael Coppins is a Reader in Physics working in the field of dusty plasmas. His work is theoretical/computational and focuses on two areas:
1) basic dust-plasma interactions (e.g., dust charging; dust in magnetized plasmas; non-spherical dust; misty plasmas), and
2) dust in tokamaks (simulations using the DTOKS tokamak dust transport code, developed at Imperial College).
He is the lead Principle Investigator on an EPSRC funded project on “Dust in Magnetized Plasmas” in collaboration with the Universities of York and Liverpool.
He currently teaches the 2nd year electromagnetism course, but has also taught many other core courses in physics. In addition he lectures at the Culham Summer School in Plasma Physics.
Holgate J, Coppins M, Shapes, stability and hysteresis of rotating and charged axisymmetric drops in vacuum, Physics of Fluids, ISSN:1070-6631
Holgate JT, Coppins M, 2018, Numerical implementation of a cold-ion, Boltzmann-electron model for nonplanar plasma-surface interactions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:25, ISSN:1070-664X
Holgate JT, Coppins M, 2018, Electron emission from electrically isolated spheres, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Vol:36, ISSN:1071-1023
Holgate JT, Coppins M, Allen JE, 2018, Electrohydrodynamic stability of a plasma-liquid interface, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:112, ISSN:0003-6951
Holgate JT, Coppins M, 2017, Field-Induced and Thermal Electron Currents from Earthed Spherical Emitters, Physical Review Applied, Vol:7, ISSN:2331-7019