Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science

Ramy Doron

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Tel: 972-8-9342211
Fax: 972-8-9343491
Bldg.: K.B. Weissman Institute of Physical Sciences
Room: 132
Email: Ramy.Doron at


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List of publications:


  • C. Stollberg, E. Kroupp, D. Mikitchuk, P. Sharma, V. Bernshtam, M. Cvejić, R. Doron, E. Stambulchik, Y. Maron, A. Fruchtman, I. E. Ochs, N. J. Fisch, and U. Shumlak
    Observation of fast current redistribution in an imploding plasma column
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 130, 205101 (2023). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Maron, Y., Doron, R., Cvejić, M., Stambulchik, E., Mikitchuk, D., Stollberg, C., Queller, T., Kroupp, E., Rosenzweig, G., Rubinstein, B., Biswas, S., Bernshtam, V., Nedostup, O., Litmanovich, V., Fisher, V., Starobinets, A., Fruchtman, A., Fisher, A., Tangri, V., Giuliani, J. L., Velikovich, A. L., Dasgupta, A., Ochs, I. E., Kolmes, E. J., Mlodik, M. E., Davidovits, S., Fisch, N. J., and Johnston, M. D.
    Spectroscopic determination of magnetic fields in pulsed-power and high-energy-density plasmas
    IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 51, 3407–3425 (2023). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Harding, E. C., Robertson, G. K., Dunham, G. S., Gomez, M. R., Fein, J. R., Knapp, P. F., Harvey-Thompson, A. J., Speas, C. S., Ampleford, D. J., Rochau, G. A., Doron, R., and Maron, Y.
    X-ray self-emission imaging with spherically bent Bragg crystals on the Z-machine
    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 94, 083509 (2023). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • Cvejić, M., Mikitchuk, D., Kroupp, E., Doron, R., Sharma, P., Maron, Y., Velikovich, A. L., Fruchtman, A., Ochs, I. E., Kolmes, E. J., and Fisch, N. J.
    Self-generated plasma rotation in a Z-pinch implosion with preembedded axial magnetic field
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 015001 (2022). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • K. W. Hill, L. Gao, B. F. Kraus, M. Bitter, P. C. Efthimion, N. Pablant, M. B. Schneider, D. B. Thorn, H. Chen, R. L. Kauffman, D. A. Liedahl, M. J. MacDonald, A. G. MacPhee, H. A. Scott, S. Stoupin, R. Doron, E. Stambulchik, Y. Maron, and B. Lahmann
    Study of Stark broadening of krypton helium-β lines and estimation of electron density and temperature in NIF compressed capsules
    Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 64, 105025 (2022). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • Aybar, N., Dozieres, M., Reisman, D. B., Cvejić, M., Mikitchuk, D., Conti, F., Kroupp, E., Doron, R., Maron, Y., and Beg, F. N.
    Azimuthal magnetic field distribution in gas-puff Z-pinch implosions with and without external magnetic stabilization
    Phys. Rev. E 103, 053205 (2021). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • Mikitchuk, D., Cvejić, M., Doron, R., Kroupp, E., Stollberg, C., Maron, Y., Velikovich, A. L., Ouart, N. D., Giuliani, J. L., Mehlhorn, T. A., Yu, E. P., and Fruchtman, A.
    Effects of a preembedded axial magnetic field on the current distribution in a Z-pinch implosion
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 045001 (2019). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • Patel, S. G., Johnston, M. D., Webb, T. J., Bennett, N. L., Welch, D. R., Gilgenbach, R. M., Cuneo, M. E., Kiefer, M. L., Leckbee, J. J., Mazarakis, M. G., Muron, D. J., Renk, T. J., Simpson, S. C., Doron, R., Biswas, S., Mikitchuk, D., and Maron, Y.
    Zeeman spectroscopy as a method for determining the magnetic field distribution in self-magnetic-pinch diodes
    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 89, 10D123 (2018). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Biswas,S., Johnston,M. D., Doron,R., Mikitchuk,D., Maron,Y., Patel,S. G., Kiefer,M. L., and Cuneo,M. E.
    Shielding of the azimuthal magnetic field by the anode plasma in a relativistic self-magnetic-pinch diode
    Phys. Plasmas 25, 113102 (2018). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • Rubinstein, B., Doron, R., Maron, Y., Fruchtman, A., and Mehlhorn, T. A.
    The structure of a magnetic-field front propagating non-diffusively in low-resistivity multi-species plasma
    Phys. Plasmas 23, 040703 (2016). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Doron, R., Rubinstein, B., Citrin, J., Arad, R., Maron, Y., Fruchtman, A., Strauss, H. R., and Mehlhorn, T. A.
    Electron density evolution during a fast, non-diffusive propagation of a magnetic field in a multi-ion-species plasma
    Phys. Plasmas 23, 122126 (2016). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Johnston, M. D., Patel, S. G., Kiefer, M. L., Biswas, S., Doron, R., Bernshtam, V., Stambulchik, E., and Maron, Y.
    Measurements of magnetic and electric fields in high energy electron beam diodes
    In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) (2016), pp. 1. DOI BibTeX


  • R. Doron, D. Mikitchuk, C. Stollberg, G. Rosenzweig, E. Stambulchik, E. Kroupp, Y. Maron, and D. A. Hammer
    Determination of magnetic fields based on the Zeeman effect in regimes inaccessible by Zeeman-splitting spectroscopy
    High Energy Density Phys. 10, 56–60 (2014). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Mikitchuk, D., Stollberg, C., Doron, R., Kroupp, E., Maron, Y., Strauss, H.R., Velikovich, A.L., and Giuliani, J.L.
    Mitigation of instabilities in a z-pinch plasma by a preembedded axial magnetic field
    Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on 42, 2524–2525 (2014). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • Blesener, K.S., Pikuz, S.A., Shelkovenko, T.A., Blesener, I.C., Hammer, D.A., Maron, Y., Bernshtam, V., Doron, R., Weingarten, L., and Zarnitsky, Y.
    Measuring magnetic fields in single aluminum wire plasmas with time-resolved optical spectroscopy
    High Energy Density Physics 8, 224–226 (2012). DOI BibTeX


  • S. Tessarin, D. Mikitchuk, R. Doron, E. Stambulchik, E. Kroupp, Y. Maron, D.A. Hammer, V.L. Jacobs, J.F. Seely, B.V. Oliver, and A. Fisher
    Beyond Zeeman spectroscopy: Magnetic-field diagnostics with Stark-dominated line shapes
    Phys. Plasmas 18, 093301 (2011). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • R. Doron, E. Stambulchik, S. Tessarin, E. Kroupp, J. Citrin, K. Tsigutkin, and Y. Maron
    Magnetic Field Measurements in Plasmas: Beyond the Traditional Zeeman Spectroscopy
    In AIP Conference Proceedings, edited by K. B. Fournier No. 1161 (AIP, 2009), pp. 175–178. DOI BibTeX


  • R. Doron, R. Arad, V. Bernshtam, Y. Maron, and Yu. Ralchenko
    High-electron temperature diagnostic of transient ionizing plasma using near-UV transitions
    Phys. Rev. E 78, 036410 (2008). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • H. R. Strauss, R. Doron, R. Arad, B. Rubinstein, Y. Maron, and A. Fruchtman
    Magnetic field propagation in a two ion species planar plasma opening switch
    Phys. Plasmas 14, 053504 (2007). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • K. Tsigutkin, R. Doron, E. Stambulchik, V. Bernshtam, Y. Maron, A. Fruchtman, and R. J. Commisso
    Electric fields in plasmas under pulsed currents
    Phys. Rev. E 76, 046401 (2007). DOI BibTeX PDF


  • R. Doron, R. Arad, K. Tsigutkin, D. Osin, A. Weingarten, A. Starobinets, V.A. Bernshtam, E. Stambulchik, Yu.V. Ralchenko, Y. Maron, A. Fruchtman, A. Fisher, J.D. Huba, and M. Roth
    Plasma dynamics in pulsed strong magnetic fields
    Phys. Plasmas 11, 2411–2418 (2004). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • D. Osin, R. Doron, R. Arad, K. Tsigutkin, A. Starobinets, V. Bernshtam, A. Fisher, A. Fruchtman, Y. Maron, and A. Tauschwitz
    On the role of the plasma composition in the magnetic field evolution in plasma opening switches
    IEEE Trans. Plasma Science 32, 1805–1811 (2004). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • K. Tsigutkin, E. Kroupp, E. Stambulchik, D. Osin, R. Doron, R. Arad, A. Starobinets, Y. Maron, I. Uschmann, E. Förster, and A. Fisher
    Diagnostics and Investigations of the Plasma and Field Properties in Pulsed-Plasma Configurations
    IEEJ Trans. FM 124, 501–508 (2004). DOI BibTeX PDF
  • Behar, Ehud, Leutenegger, Maurice, Doron, Rami, Güdel, Manuel, Feldman, Uri, Audard, Marc, and Kahn, Steven M
    Resolving X-ray sources from B stars spectroscopically: the example of μ Leporis
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters 612, L65 (2004). BibTeX


  • Osin, D., Arad, R., Tsigutkin, K., Doron, R., Starobinets, A., Bernshtam, V., Maron, Y., Fruchtman, A., and Fisher, A.
    The role of the plasma composition in the magnetic field evolution in plasma opening switches
    In Pulsed Power Conference, 2003. Digest of Technical Papers. PPC-2003. 14th IEEE International No. 1 (2003), pp. 577–582. DOI BibTeX
  • K. Tsigutkin, E. Stambulchik, R. Doron, V. Bernshtam, A. Fisher, D. Osin, and Y. Maron
    Use of Laser Spectroscopy for High-Accuracy Investigations of Relatively-Dilute Pulsed Plasmas with Nanosecond Time Resolution
    In Europhysics Conference Abstracts No. 27A (2003), pp. O-2.1D. BibTeX PDF
  • K. Tsigutkin, E. Stambulchik, R. Doron, D. Osin, V. Bernshtam, Yu. Ralchenko, and Y. Maron
    Properties of relatively-dilute plasmas in pulsed-power systems obtained from high-accuracy laser spectroscopy
    In Digest of Technical Papers. PPC-2003 No. 2 (2003), pp. 785–788. DOI BibTeX PDF
  • R. Doron, G. A. Doschek, J. M. Laming, U. Feldman, and A. K. Bhatia
    Temperature Measurements in the Solar Transition Region Using N III Line Intensity Ratios
    The Astrophysical Journal 590, 1121 (2003). BibTeX
  • Seely, JF, Doron, R, Bar-Shalom, A, Hudson, LT, and Stoeckl, C
    Hard X-ray emission from laser-produced plasmas of U and Pb recorded by a transmission crystal spectrometer
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 81, 421–429 (2003). BibTeX


  • Rami Doron and Ehud Behar
    The X-Ray Spectrum of Fe16+ Revisited with a Multi-Ion Model
    The Astrophysical Journal 574, 518 (2002). BibTeX
  • Doron, R, Doschek, GA, Feldman, U, Bhatia, AK, and Bar-Shalom, A
    The Effect of High-lying Levels on Atomic Models Relevant to Spectroscopic Analyses of Solar Extreme-Ultraviolet Spectra
    The Astrophysical Journal 574, 504 (2002). BibTeX
  • R. Doron, U. Feldman, G. A. Doschek, and A. Bar-Shalom
    An Inquiry into the Nature of Spectra from Hot Astrophysical Plasma Abnormally Enriched with Mercury
    The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 139, 297 (2002). BibTeX


  • C Biedermann, R Radtke, J-L Schwob, P Mandelbaum, R Doron, T Fuchs, and G FuÃ?mann
    EUV Spectroscopy of Highly Charged Tungsten Ions Relevant to Hot Plasmas
    Physica Scripta 2001, 85 (2001). BibTeX
  • Doron, R, Behar, E, Fraenkel, M, Mandelbaum, P, Schwob, JL, Zigler, A, Faenov, A Ya, and Pikuz, TA
    X-ray Spectrum Emitted by a Laser-Produced Cerium Plasma in the 7.5 to 12 Å Wavelength Range
    Physica Scripta 63, 22 (2001). BibTeX
  • Doron, R, Behar, E, Mandelbaum, P, and Schwob, JL
    Dielectronic recombination from Ni-like Mo in singly-excited levels through the doubly-excited Cu-like 3d< sup> 9 4< i> ln?< i> l?(< i> n?? 9) complexes in dense plasmas
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 71, 305–315 (2001). BibTeX
  • Doron, R and Feldman, U
    Visible and Near UV M1 Transitions within N-shell Ground Configurations of Heavy Ions Predicted to be Bright in Low-Density Plasmas
    Physica Scripta 64, 319 (2001). BibTeX
  • U Feldman, R Doron, M Klapisch, and A Bar-Shalom
    Intensity vs. Electron Density of the Ultraviolet M1 Transition in Xe 32+ , Gd 42+ , W 52+ , Bi 61+ , and U 70+ (Ti-like Ions)
    Physica Scripta 63, 284 (2001). BibTeX
  • Landi, E, Doron, R, Feldman, U, and Doschek, GA
    Intensity Ratios between the 2s2 1S0-2s2p 3P1 and 2s2p 1P1-2p2 1D2 Transitions in Be-like Ions as Electron Temperature Indicators for Solar Upper Atmosphere Plasmas
    The Astrophysical Journal 556, 912 (2001). BibTeX
  • Radtke, R., Biedermann, C., Schwob, J. L., Mandelbaum, P., and Doron, R.
    Line and band emission from tungsten ions with charge 21+ to 45+ in the 45\char2170-\mathrmÅ range
    Phys. Rev. A 64, 012720 (2001). DOI BibTeX


  • Behar, E, Doron, R, Mandelbaum, P, and Schwob, JL
    Effects of postcapture electron-ion collisions on dielectronic recombination demonstrated on Ne-like ions
    Physical Review A 61, 062708 (2000). BibTeX
  • Behar, E, Doron, R, Mandelbaum, P, Schwob, JL, and Jacobs, VL
    Electron density dependence of dielectronic recombination in highly ionized atoms
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 65, 83–90 (2000). BibTeX
  • Doron, R, Behar, E, Fraenkel, M, Mandelbaum, P, Schwob, JL, Zigler, A, Faenov, A Ya, and Pikuz, TA
    Investigation of a laser-produced cerium plasma by the analysis of the high-resolution x-ray spectrum
    Physical Review A 62, 052508 (2000). BibTeX
  • Doron, R, Behar, E, Mandelbaum, P, and Schwob, JL
    A two-step collisional-radiative model for interpreting spectra originating from autoionizing levels
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 65, 161–172 (2000). BibTeX


  • C Biedermann, T Fuchs, P Liebisch, R Radtke E Behar, and R Doron
    X-ray Spectroscopic Measurements of Dielectronic Recombination of Highly Charged Krypton Ions
    Physica Scripta 1999, 303 (1999). BibTeX
  • Doron, R, Behar, E, Mandelbaum, P, Schwob, JL, Fiedorowicz, H, Bartnik, A, Jarocki, R, Szczurek, M, and Wilhein, T
    Spectroscopic signature of strong dielectronic recombination in highly ionized xenon produced by irradiating a gas puff with laser
    Physical Review A 59, 188 (1999). BibTeX
  • A Ya Faenov, A I Magunov, T A Pikuz, I Yu Skobelev, S A Pikuz, A M Urnov, J Abdallah, R E H Clark, J Cohen, R P Jonson, G A Kyrala, M D Wilke, A Maksimchuk, D Umstadter, N Nantel, R Doron, E Behar, P Mandelbaum, J J Schwob, J Dubau, F B Rosmej, and A Osterheld
    High-Resolved x-ray Spectra of Hollow Atoms in a Femtosecond Laser-Produced Solid Plasma
    Physica Scripta 1999, 536 (1999). BibTeX
  • I Yu Skobelev, V M Dyakin, A Ya Faenov, A Bartnik, H Fiedorowicz, R Jarocki, J Kostecki, M Szczurek, E Biémont, P Quinet, J Nilsen, E Behar, R Doron, P Mandelbaum, and J L Schwob
    The x-ray emission spectra of multicharged xenon ions in a gas puff laser-produced plasma
    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 32, 113 (1999). BibTeX


  • R. Doron, E. Behar, M. Fraenkel, P. Mandelbaum, A. Zigler, J.L. Schwob, A.Y. Faenov, and T.A. Pikuz
    High-resolution x-ray spectrum of a laser-produced barium plasma in the 9.10–9.36-angstrom wavelength range
    Phys. Rev. A 58, 1859 (1998). BibTeX
  • Behar, E, Doron, R, Mandelbaum, P, and Schwob, JL
    General analytic formula for total dielectronic recombination rate coefficients of Ni-like ions
    Physical Review A 58, 2115 (1998). BibTeX
  • R Doron, M Fraenkel, P Mandelbaum, A Zigler, and J L Schwob
    X-Ray Spectrum Emitted by Laser-Produced Barium Plasma in the 8 to 13.5 Å Wavelength Range
    Physica Scripta 58, 19 (1998). BibTeX
  • Fuchs, T., Biedermann, C., Radtke, R., Behar, E., and Doron, R.
    Channel-specific dielectronic recombination of highly charged krypton
    Phys. Rev. A 58, 4518–4525 (1998). DOI BibTeX
  • Mandelbaum, P, Behar, E, Doron, R, Cohen, M, Peleg, A, and Schwob, JL
    Dielectronic recombination and excitation-autoionization in highly ionized heavy elements
    In AIP Conference Proceedings No. 443 (1998), pp. 256. BibTeX
  • I Yu Skobelev, A Bartnik, E Behar, R Doron, V M Dyakin, J Kostecki, P Mandelbaum, A Ya Faenov, H Fiedorowicz, J L Schwob, M Szczurek, and R Jarocki
    Dielectronic satellites of the He β line of the Si XIII ion in a dense laser plasma
    Quantum Electronics 28, 677 (1998). BibTeX


  • E. Behar, A. Peleg, R. Doron, P. Mandelbaum, and J.L. Schwob
    Dielectronic recombination of Ni-, Cu-, and Ar-like tungsten and barium through the low inner-shell excited configurations including collision processes
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 58, 449 - 469 (1997), Radiative Properties of Hot Dense Matter III. DOI BibTeX


  • P. Mandelbaum, D. Mitnik, E. Behar, R. Doron, and J.L. Schwob
    Excitation-autoionization, dielectronic recombination and line intensities in highly ionized CuI-like ions
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 54, 261 - 269 (1995), Radiative Properties of Hot Dense Matter II. DOI BibTeX

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