Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics




+44 (0)20 7594 7650sn.bland




739aBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Wire Array Z-pinches
  • Compact Hohlraums
  • Laboratory Astrophysics
  • Dense plasma jets for driving HEDP experiments
  • Radiative shock waves
  • Isentropic compression

Invited Lectures and Presentations

Presentations at:

  • Royal Society Summer Exhibition
  • British Festival of Science

Invited talks at:

  • Dense Z-Pinch Conferece 2005
  • American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics Meeting 2006
  • Institute of Physics, Plasma Physics Meeting 2008
  • International Conference of High Energy Density Physics 2009



Zhang X, Wang G, Luo B, et al., 2018, Mechanical response of near-equiatomic NiTi alloy at dynamic high pressure and strain rate, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol:731, ISSN:0925-8388, Pages:569-576

Bland SN, Krasik YE, Yanuka D, et al., 2017, Generation of highly symmetric, cylindrically convergent shockwaves in water, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:24, ISSN:1070-664X

Burdiak GC, Lebedev SV, Bland SN, et al., 2017, The structure of bow shocks formed by the interaction of pulsed-power driven magnetised plasma flows with conducting obstacles, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:24, ISSN:1070-664X

Yanuka D, Rososhek A, Bland SN, et al., 2017, Uniformity of cylindrical imploding underwater shockwaves at very small radii, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:111, ISSN:0003-6951


Stafford SJP, Chapman DJ, Bland SN, et al., 2017, Observations on the Nucleation of Ice VII in Compressed Water, 19th Biennial American-Physical-Society (APS) Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SCCM), AMER INST PHYSICS, ISSN:0094-243X

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