The Plasma Sciences Laboratory (PSL) is one of the plasma physics research laboratories in the Physics Department of Auburn University.
The mission of the laboratory is to carry out research to advance the knowledge of the fundamental phenomena in plasma sciences. This includes: studies of particle and energy transport in plasmas, collective behavior in plasma, and the interactions between plasmas and other materials.
Our work is centered on studies of flows in laboratory plasmas using the ALEXIS device and studies of dusty (complex) plasmas in the lab and in microgravity environments.
News and Updates:
January, 2016 - Graduate student from Hanyang University conducting a collaborative experiment on probes in strongly magnetized plasmas using the MDPX device.
November 16-20, 2015 - PSL presents seven papers at the APS-Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, including an invited talk by Prof. Edward Thomas on MDPX.
October, 2015 - Graduate student from University of Greifswald conducts a collaborative experiment on dusty plasma using the MDPX device.
Link to past updates.
Site Update: January 21, 2016