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.
April 17, 2014 - MDPX magnet was delivered in February, 2014. Cool down occured between March 24 and April 11, 2014. First magnetic field of 0.5 Tesla was produced on the afternoon of April 15, 2014. Coils have been charged to 1 Tesla, and then to 2 Tesla on April 16, 2014. See the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment page for more info!
May 29, 2014 - Featured story on the Auburn home page about the magnet lab
June 23-27, 2014 - PSL group makes four out of six presentations by Auburn researchers at the European Physical Society - Plasma Physics meeting in Berlin, Germany.
Site Update: July 12, 2014