Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science

Yitzhak Maron

Yitzhak Maron

The Stephen and Mary Meadow Professorial Chair of Laser Photochemistry

Contact Information:

Tel: 972-8-9344055
Fax: 972-8-9344172
Bldg.: K.B. Weissman Institute of Physical Sciences
Room: 242
Email: Yitzhak.Maron at


Major research interests

Interaction of non-equilibrium plasmas with strong electric and magnetic fields, propagation of ionization fronts, production of shock waves, conversion of energy in pulsed-power systems, generation of fast particle beams, generation of magnetic shocks, development of collective fluctuating fields, and plasma-surface interactions.

Diagnostic methods based on fast, high-resolution plasma spectroscopy of spontaneous emission in the visible, U.V., vacuum UV, and x-ray regions, as well as on spectroscopy of laser absorption and laser stimulated emission.

Awards and Honors

2009 APS John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Citation: "For revolutionary, non-invasive spectroscopic techniques to measure magnetic fields in dense plasmas and for resolving in detail in space and time the implosion phase of the Z pinch." APS announcement

2007 IEEE Plasma Science and Applications Award

Citation: "For pioneering the application of spectroscopic techniques to the detailed space and time characterization of electric and magnetic fields, charged-particle beams, and plasmas under extreme conditions of high-current, high-voltage, high-fields, and short-duration." IEEE announcement

IEEE Fellow (2005)

Citation: "For contributions to spectroscopic techniques for diagnosing high-current, high-voltage electric and magnetic properties."

APS Fellow (1996)

Citation: "For pioneering the employment of novel spectroscopic methods to diagnose the field and plasma properties in pulsed-power systems, including the development of the atomic-physics modeling required for the data analysis."

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