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4th MIPSE Graduate Symposium

The 4th Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium took place on September 25, 2013, at the University of Michigan. The symposium included a special presentation by Prof. Edward Thomas of Auburn University titled Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment: A User Facility for Complex Plasma Research. We had 30 posters presented by UM students and 11 posters presented by MSU students. The Symposium was a great success, enabling our graduate students to share the results of their excellent research.

Best Presentation Award
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The MIPSE judges (Dr. Natalia Babaeva, Prof. Benjamin Longmier, Dr. J. P. Sheehan) had quite a challenging task in selecting from the many outstanding presentations. The Best Presentation Award winners are:

  • Shannon Demlow (MSU)
  • Christopher Durot (UM)
  • Yiting Zhang (UM)

The winners received a MIPSE mug, award certificate, and a plasma book of their choice.

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Poster Presentations(in alphabetical order)
  • Charles Bardel
    Increasing Efficiency of Monte Carlo Particle-fluid Collision Calculations on GPU (PDF)

  • Iverson Bell
    Studying Miniature Electrodynamic Tethers and Interaction with the Low Earth Orbit Plasma (PDF)

  • Xiuzhang Cai
    Adaptively Matched GPS Antenna for Plasma Environments (PDF)

  • Paul Cummings
    Simulations for the Elucidation of Electron Beam Properties in Laser-wakefield Acceleration Experiments via Betatron and Synchrotron-like Radiation (PPTX)

  • Joshua Davis
    Film Characterization of Agfa D7 and D8 X-ray Film Using a Multiple Anode X-ray Source (PDF)

  • Shannon Demlow
    Temperature Dependence of Boron Doping Efficiency (PDF)

  • Gautham Dharuman
    Quasi-Classical Study of Atomic States (PDF)

  • Horatiu Dragnea
    Simulation of Sputtered Boron Atoms in the Plume of a SPT-70 Hall Thruster (PDF)

  • Christopher Durot
    Development of a Novel Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Fluorescence Technique (PDF)

  • Alexander Englesbe
    Emissive Probe Measurement of Sheath Potential with Secondary Electron Emission in a Low-Density Xenon Plasma (PDF)

  • Jeff Fein
    Preliminary Investigation of the High Energy Spectrum of Pinhole Point-projection Backlighters (PDF)

  • Mayur Jain
    Modeling and Simulation of Strongly Coupled Plasmas (PPTX)

  • Archis Joglekar
    Vlasov-Fokker-Planck Modeling of Plasma near Hohlraum Walls Heated with Nanosecond Laser Pulses Calculated Using the Ray Tracing Equations (PDF)

  • Roxanne Katus
    Geomagnetic Response to Different Solar Wind Drivers and the Dependence on Storm Intensity (PDF)

  • Shreya Nad
    Growth and Analysis of Large Undoped Single Crystal Diamond Substrates Using Microwave Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (MPACVD) (PPTX)

  • Guy Parsey
    Non-Equilibrium Reaction Kinetics of an Atmospheric Pressure Microwave-driven Plasma Torch: a Kinetic Global Model (PDF)

  • Ian Rittersdorf
    Effects of Random Circuit Fabrication Errors on the Mean and Standard Deviation of Small Signal Gain and Phase in a Traveling Wave Tube (PDF)

  • Kapil Sawlani
    An Experimental Study to Show the Effects of Secondary Electron Emission on Plasma Properties in Hall Thrusters (PDF)

  • Sang-Heon Song
    SiO2 Etch Properties and Ion Energy Distribution in Pulsed Capacitively Coupled Plasmas Sustained in Ar/CF4/O2 (PPTX)

  • Qi Tang
    Finite Difference Weighted Essentially Non-oscillatory Schemes with Constrained Transport for Ideal MHD (PDF)

  • Peng Tian
    VUV Photon Source of a Microwave Excited Microplasmas at Low Pressure (PPTX)

  • Wesley Wan
    Supersonic, Single-mode, Shockwave-driven Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Experiment on OMEGA-EP (PDF)

  • Jun-Chieh Wang
    A Microdischarge Based Presure Sensor (PDF)

  • Matthew Weis
    Magneto-Rayleigh-Taylor Growth and Feedthrough in Cylindrical Liners (PDF)

  • David Yager-Elorriaga
    Development of a Compact Pulse Generator for X-Ray Backlighting of Planar Foil Ablation Experiments (PPTX)

  • Peng Zhang
    Electrical Contacts: A Voltage Scale for Thermal Runaway and Issues in Measurements of Constriction Resistance (PDF)

  • Yiting Zhang
    Characteristics of Ion Energy Distribution in Dual-Frequency Capacitively Coupled Plasmas (PPTX)