Imperial College London

DrBrianAppelbe

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7651b.appelbe07 Website

 
 
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Location

 

740Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a Research Associate in the Centre for Inertial Fusion Studies (CIFS), working in computational High Energy Density Physics. My research covers Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF). For ICF, I model experiments carried out on the NIF laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. For MIF, I study experiments carried out on the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories.

Research topics that I am currently interested in include:

  • How can we measure the temperature and density of burning plasmas in ICF experiments? 
  • How do magnetic fields affect thermonuclear burn?
  • How can we make efficient, intense neutron sources in the laboratory?
  • How can we use Quantum Computers in Plasma Physics?

Here I am talking with Varsha Krishnan about my life as a Physicist!

Publications

Journals

Mannion OM, Crilly AJ, Forrest CJ, et al., 2022, Measurements of the temperature and velocity of the dense fuel layer in inertial confinement fusion experiments, Physical Review E, Vol:105, ISSN:2470-0045

Walsh CA, O'Neill S, Chittenden JP, et al., 2022, Magnetized ICF implosions: Scaling of temperature and yield enhancement, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-664X

Sio H, Moody JD, Ho DD, et al., 2021, Diagnosing plasma magnetization in inertial confinement fusion implosions using secondary deuterium-tritium reactions, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:92, ISSN:0034-6748, Pages:1-5

Appelbe B, Velikovich AL, Sherlock M, et al., 2021, Magnetic field transport in propagating thermonuclear burn, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:28, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:1-9

Meaney KD, Hoffman NM, Kim Y, et al., 2021, Time resolved ablator areal density during peak fusion burn on inertial confinement fusion implosions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:28, ISSN:1070-664X

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