Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science

Dimitry Mikitchuk

Contact Information:

Tel: 972-8-9342100
Fax: 972-8-9343491
Bldg.: K.B. Weissman Institute of Physical Sciences
Room: 132
Email: Dimitry.Mikitchuk at


Major research interests:


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


  • 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
  • Aybar, N. A., Conti, F., Cvejić, M., Mikitchuk, D., Dozières, M., Kroupp, E., Narkis, J., Maron, Y., and Beg, F. N.
    Dependence of plasma-current coupling on current rise time in gas-puff Z-pinches
    IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 50, 2541–2547 (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
  • Mikitchuk, D.
    Investigation of the Compression of Magnetized Plasma and Magnetic Flux
    Springer Theses, Springer International Publishing (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


  • 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


  • 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

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