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:
July 10, 2015 - MDPX shutdown for cryocooler servicing. Estimated restart - August 24, 2015
June 10, 2015 - Paper on “The dielectronic recombination of Ar(+)–Ar(4+)” by N. I. Arnold, et. al., accepted for publication in J. Phys. B.
March 4, 2015 - Paper on “Observations of imposed ordered structures in a dusty plamsa at high magnetic field” by E. Thomas, Jr., et al., published in Phys. Plasmas.
September 14, 2014 - Along with Wittenberg University, the PSL will be co-hosting the 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas in May, 2015. Please visit the website for more information.
Link to past updates.
Site Update: January 28, 2015