Imperial College London

Jack W. D. Halliday

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate



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747Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I’m a post doctoral researcher working on the MAGPIE pulsed-power generator (1.4 MA, 250 ns). My research interests include: X-Ray driven plasma ablation experiments, laboratory astrophysics, and diagnostic development. 

The diagnostics with which I work most frequently are: Optical Thomson scattering, X-Ray self emission imaging, and X-Ray continuum spectroscopy. 

Twitter profile: @_Jack_Halliday

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Strucka J, Halliday JWD, Gheorghiu T, et al., 2022, A portable X-pinch design for x-ray diagnostics of warm dense matter, Matter and Radiation at Extremes, Vol:7, ISSN:2468-080X, Pages:1-11

Suttle LG, Hare JD, Halliday JWD, et al., 2021, Collective optical Thomson scattering in pulsed-power driven high energy density physics experiments (invited), Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:92, ISSN:0034-6748, Pages:033542-1-033542-8

Hare J, Burdiak G, Merlini S, et al., 2021, An imaging refractometer for density fluctuation measurements in high energy density plasmas, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:92, ISSN:0034-6748

Suttle LG, Burdiak GC, Cheung CL, et al., 2020, Interactions of magnetized plasma flows in pulsed-power driven experiments, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol:62, ISSN:0741-3335

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