Recent Presentations


2016:

1. E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, T. Hall, B. Lynch, J. Williams, C. Knapek, T. Antonova, M. Pustylnik, and H. Thomas, Ground and ISS applications of Particle Image Velocimetry Diagnostics for the PK-4 and EkoPlasma Microgravity Complex Plasma Experiments, 1st PK4 symposium, DLR (German Space Agency), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, Nov., 2016.

2. N. I. Arnold, S. Loch, C. Ballance, and E. Thomas, Jr., New level-resolved collision data for neutral argon, benchmarked against the ALEXIS plasma experiment, Paper CP10.00174, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 61, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2016.

3. S. LeBlanc, E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg, Ion-dust interactions at high magnetic field, Paper , Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 61, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2016.

4. B. Lynch, U. Konopka, E. Thomas, Jr., R. L. Merlino, and M. Rosenberg, Dust Particle Dynamics in The Presence of Highly Magnetized Plasmas, Paper PP10.00137, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 61, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2016.

5. T. Hall, E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg, Characterization of Imposed Ordered Structures in MDPX, Paper PP10.00138, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 61, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2016.

6. A. Kish and E. Thomas, Jr., Dust particle circulation and vortices in a dc glow discharge dusty plasma, Paper JP10.00034, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 61, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2016.

7. E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg, Properties of ordered structures with and without magnetic fields in the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment, Paper PP10.00136, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 61, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2016.

8. E. Thomas, Jr., Exploring microparticle transport in high magnetic fields using the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment, National Technical Association conference, Washington, DC, Sept., 2016

9. E. Thomas, Jr., J. Williams, U. Konopka, S. LeBlanc, T. Hall, B. Lynch, M. Thoma, C. A. Knapek, M. Pustylnik, M. Fink, and H. M. Thomas, Ground based and ISS applications of particle image velocimetry diagnostics for the PK-4 and PlasmaLab Microgravity Complex Plasma Experiments, NASA Fundamental Physics Workshop, Apr., 2016.

10. E. Thomas, Jr., J. Williams, U. Konopka, S. LeBlanc, T. Hall, B. Lynch, M. Thoma, C. A. Knapek, M. Pustylnik, M. Fink, and H. M. Thomas, Ground based and microgravity studies of dusty plasma instabilities using particle image velocimetry (PIV), URSI-National Radio Science Meeting, Jan., 2016.

11. E. Thomas, Jr., Complex Plasmas – How the 4th state of matter represents all four states of matter, This is Auburn presentation, Auburn, AL, Sept. 2016.(invited)

12. E. Thomas, Jr., Tutorial talk on complex/dusty plasmas, Complex plasma summer school, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, Aug., 2016.(invited)

13. E. Thomas, Jr., Using high magnetic fields to explore the properties of plasmas and complex plasmas, Quo Vadis Complex Plasmas workshop, Hamburg, Germany, Aug., 2016.(invited)

14. Edward Thomas, Jr., Uwe Konopka, Robert L. Merlino, Marlene Rosenberg, and the MDPX research team, Studies of particle ordering and instabilities in the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX), International Conference on Plasma Physics, Kaosiung, Taiwan, Jul, 2016.(invited)

15. E. Thomas, Jr., Tutorial lecture on the physics dusty plasmas, SULI Program, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Jun., 2016.(invited)

16. E. Thomas, Jr., The Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX) device as a platform for basic and applied plasma physics research, Exploratory Plasma Research Workshop, Auburn, AL, Feb., 2016. (invited)


2015:

1. N. I. Arnold, S. Loch, C. Ballance, and E. Thomas, Jr., New level-resolved collision data for neutral argon, benchmarked against the ALEXIS and CTH plasma experiments, Paper BP12.00084, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

2. C. Czako, I. Arnold, A. DuBois, M. Cianciosa, and E. Thomas, Jr., Development of Triple Probe Diagnostic for the Auburn Linear Experiment of Instability Studies (ALEXIS), Paper BP12.00085, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

3. B. Bender and E. Thomas, Jr., Analysis of particle trajectories in a simulated, magnetized dusty plasma in a radially-increasing electric field, Paper JP12.00034, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

4. B. Lynch, U. Konopka, and E. Thomas, Jr., A Single Particle Deflection Experiment for MDPX, Paper UP12.00057, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

5. T. Hall and E. Thomas, Jr., A Study of Ion Drag for Ground and Microgravity Dusty Plasma Experiments, Paper UP12.00058, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

6. S. LeBlanc and E. Thomas, Jr., Probe induced voids at high magnetic field, Paper UP12.00059, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

7. E. Thomas, Jr., S. LeBlanc, B. Lynch, U. Konopka, R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg, Imposed, ordered dust structures and other plasma features in a strongly magnetized plasma, Paper UP12.00060, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

8. A. DuBois, E. Thomas, Jr., W. E. Amatucci, and G. Ganguli, Experimental characterization of broadband electrostatic noise due to plasma compression, Paper GM10.00007, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 60, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2015.

9. E. Thomas, Jr., J. Williams, U. Konopka, T. Hall, B. Lynch, M. Thoma, C. A. Knapek, M. Pustylnik, and H. M. Thomas, Design of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Diagnostics for the PK-4 and Plasmalab Microgravity Complex Plasma Experiments, American Society for Gravitation and Space Research Annual Meeting, Alexandria, VA, Nov., 2015.

10. E. Thomas, Jr., The Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX) – first results: transport and instabilities, IPELS2015, Pitlochry, Scotland, UK, Aug., 2015.

11. T. Hall, E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, Investigating ion drag in ground and microgravity dusty plasma studies using PIV, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

12. B. Lynch, U. Konopka, and E. Thomas, Jr., Particle tracking in complex plasmas, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

13. S. Adams, B. Lynch, S. Moorhead, E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, M. Kaur, P. Chattopadhyay, and D. Sharma, Resolution of forces in poloidal rotations in dusty plasmas, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

14. S. LeBlanc and E. Thomas, Jr., Probe-induced voids at high magnetic field, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

15. B. Bender and E. Thomas, Jr., Trajectory analysis of a simulated, magnetized dusty plasma in a radially-increasing electric field, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

16. U. Konopka, C. Knapek, D. Mohr, B. Lynch, H. Thomas, E. Thomas, Jr., D. Funk and B. Doyle, A Dodecahedron Plasma Chamber for Future Complex Plasmas Research in Microgravity Environments, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

17. E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, B. Lynch, S. LeBlanc, S. Adams, R. L. Merlino, and M. Rosenberg, A summary of initial studies of ordered structures and collective modes using the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX) device, 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, May, 2015.

2014:

1. E. Thomas, Jr., T. Hall, B. Lynch, U. Konopka, Investigating ion drag effects in ground and microgravity complex plasma experiments, NASA Fundamental Physics PI Workshop, Pasadena, CA, Nov., 2014.

2. E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, A. DuBois, B. Lynch, S. Adams, S. LeBlanc, D. Artis, R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg, Initial Results from the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX), Paper CP8.00098, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

3. U. Konopka, B. Lynch, P. Bandyopadhyay, D. Sharma, E. Thomas, Jr., Filamentation of a Magnetized, Radio Frequency Discharge, Paper CP8.00099, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

4. B. Lynch, U. Konopka, E. Thomas, Jr., Real-Time 2-Dimensional Particle Tracking in Magnetized Plasmas, Paper CP8.00100, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

5. S. Adams, S. Moorhead, C. Polka, D. Robinson, U. Konopka, E. Thomas, M. Kaur, P. Chattopadhyay, D. Sharma, Observations and analysis of poloidal flows in dusty plasmas, Paper CP8.00101, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

6. S. LeBlanc, A. DuBois, M. Cianciosa, U. Konopka, E. Thomas, Probe Diagnostics on the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX), Paper CP8.00102, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

7. T. Hall, E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, Investigating Ion Drag In Perturbed Dusty Plasmas, Paper CP8.00103, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

8. N. I. Arnold, E. Thomas, S. Loch, C. Ballance, Atomic modeling and spectral analysis of the Auburn Linear Experiment for Instability Studies (ALEXIS), Paper NP8.00083, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 59, APS Div. Plasma Physics, 2014.

9. E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka, A. DuBois, B. Lynch, S. Adams, S. LeBlanc, D. Artis, R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg, The Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment: design, installation, and initial operations, European Physical Society, EPS-2014, Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, June, 2014.

10. B. Lynch, U. Konopka, E. Thomas, Jr., Real-Time 2-Dimensional Particle Tracking Velocimetry for Micro-Gravity Complex Plasma Experiments, European Physical Society, EPS-2014, Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, June, 2014.

11. U. Konopka, E. Thomas, Jr.,. B. Lynch, C. Knapek, and H. M. Thomas, Spherical plasma chambers for complex plasmas, European Physical Society, EPS-2014, Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, June, 2014.

12. I. Arnold, E. Thomas, Jr., S. D. Loch, and C. Ballance, Atomic modelling and spectral analysis of the Auburn Linear Experiment for Instability Studies (ALEXIS), European Physical Society, EPS-2014, Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, June, 2014.

13. E. Thomas, Jr., T. Hall, J. Shaw, U. Konopka, C. A. Knapek, H. M. Thomas, and G. E. Morfill, Development and application of particle image velocimetry for PlasmaLab, International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, New Delhi, India, March, 2014.

E. Thomas, Jr., T. Hall, J. Shaw, U. Konopka, C. A. Knapek, H. M. Thomas, and G. E. Morfill, Development and application of particle image velocimetry for PlasmaLab, International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, New Delhi, India, March, 2014.


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