Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 246–257 | Cite as

Technical Summary of the First U.S. Plasma Jet Workshop

Original Paper


This paper provides a technical summary of the first U.S. Plasma Jet Workshop, which was sponsored by the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences and held at Los Alamos National Laboratory on January 24–25, 2008. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together members of the national plasma jet research community in order to discuss ongoing research and identify research needs and opportunities in plasma jets and their applications, which include fundamental studies of high energy density (HED) plasmas, magneto-inertial fusion (MIF), laboratory astrophysics, and disruption mitigation and fueling for magnetic confinement devices. Over the course of the workshop, about equal time was devoted to short technical talks and group discussions.


Magneto-inertial fusion Magnetized target fusion Plasma jets Plasma liners High energy density physics 



This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES), under contract no. DE-AC52-06NA25396. The author would like to acknowledge all the workshop participants for a fruitful workshop, Dr. Francis Thio and DOE-OFES for sponsoring the workshop, the participants who contributed text and figures to this summary (Bellan, Bogatu, Bott, Cassibry, Hwang, Intrator, Kim, MacFarlane, Parks, Ryutov, Smith, Thio, Thoma, Wang, Witherspoon, and Woodruff), and Dr. Sarah Messer for compiling the information in Table 2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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