Laser, Particle Beam, and Plasma Technologies
This area of study includes a broad spectrum of new technologies related to charged particles and fields. The topical areas range from interaction of lasers with plasmas, to charged particle beam physics, to plasma technologies such as lighting and material processing discharges. Applications range from laser-plasma interactions to discharges for lighting, material modification and microelectronic fabrication, from microwave-beam interactions for microwave sources and plasma heating to plasma devices such as thrusters and ion and electron beam sources.
Faculty with research focus in this area: