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



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

Haerendel G, Suttle L, Lebedev SV, et al., 2016, Stop layer: a flow braking mechanism in space and support from a lab experiment, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol:58, ISSN:0741-3335

Swadling GF, Lebedev SV, Hall GN, et al., 2016, Experimental investigations of ablation stream interaction dynamics in tungsten wire arrays: Interpenetration, magnetic field advection, and ion deflection, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:23, ISSN:1070-664X


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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