Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science



Our laboratory is engaged in several studies in the field of plasma physics, using such diverse setups as z-pinches, plasma opening switches, laser-matter interactions, and plasma diodes. The basis of the data analysis is an extensive set of spectroscopy-based diagnostics techniques, backed up by advanced plasma and atomic-physics modeling.

Interactions of plasma and magnetic field

A fundamental problem common to many studies in this field, both in laboratory and in space, is the interaction of pulsed magnetic fields with plasmas. The physics of laser-matter interaction, z-pinches, wire explosions, plasma switches, tokamaks, sunspots and flares, supernova remnants, and collisionless shocks are examples where magnetic fields play an important role in the plasma dynamics and in the energy balance of the system.

There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.

Proverbs 30:18,19

... and the way of magnetic field in plasmas.


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