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, Refractive index and polarizability of polystyrene under shock compression, Journal of Materials Science, Vol:53, ISSN:0022-2461, Pages:12628-12640

Gurovich V, Virozub A, Rososhek A, et al., 2018, Quasi-isentropic compression using compressed water flow generated by underwater electrical explosion of a wire array, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol:123, ISSN:0021-8979

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

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