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, Allen JE, Electrohydrodynamic stability of a plasma-liquid interface, Applied Physics Letters, ISSN:1077-3118
Holgate JT, Coppins M, 2017, Field-Induced and Thermal Electron Currents from Earthed Spherical Emitters, Physical Review Applied, Vol:7, ISSN:2331-7019
Holgate JT, Coppins M, 2016, Charging of nonspherical macroparticles in a plasma, Physical Review E, Vol:93, ISSN:2470-0045
et al., 2015, Charging of large dust grains in flowing plasmas, Physical Review E, Vol:91, ISSN:1539-3755
et al., 2014, Electron emission in a source-collector sheath system: A kinetic study, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:21, ISSN:1070-664X