Research

Publications

Selected Publications

(publications can be downloaded from ResearchGate.net)

  • U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, E.L. Claveau, E.G. Forbes, R.P. Golingo, M.C. Hughes, R.J. Oberto, M.P. Ross, and T.R. Weber, "Increasing plasma parameters using sheared flow stabilization of a Z-pinch," Physics of Plasmas 24, 055702 (2017).
  • M.P. Ross and U. Shumlak, "Digital holographic interferometry employing Fresnel transform reconstruction for the study of flow shear stabilized Z-pinch plasmas," Review of Scientific Instruments 87 (10), 103502 (2016).
  • S.D. Knecht, R.P. Golingo, B.A. Nelson, and U. Shumlak, "Calculation of the equilibrium evolution of the ZaP Flow Z-Pinch using a four-chord interferometer," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 43 (8), 2469 (2015). (Paper)
  • S.D. Knecht, W. Lowrie, and U. Shumlak, "Effects of a conducting wall on Z-pinch stability," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 42 (6), 1531 (2014). (Paper)
  • U. Shumlak, J. Chadney, R.P. Golingo, D.J. Den Hartog, M.C. Hughes, S.D. Knecht, W. Lowrie, V.S. Lukin, B.A. Nelson, R.J. Oberto, J.L. Rohrbach, M.P. Ross, and G.V. Vogman, "The Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch," Transactions of Fusion Science and Technology 61 (1t), 119 (2012). (Paper)
  • G.V. Vogman and U. Shumlak, "Deconvolution of Stark broadened spectra for multi-point density measurements in a flow Z-pinch," Review of Scientific Instruments 82 (10), 0034-6748 (2011).
  • R.P. Golingo, U. Shumlak, and D. J. Den Hartog, "Note: Zeeman splitting measurements in a high-temperature plasma," Review of Scientific Instruments 81, 126104 (2010).
  • U. Shumlak, C.S. Adams, J.M. Blakely, B.-J. Chan, R.P. Golingo, S.D. Knecht, B.A. Nelson, R.J. Oberto, M.R. Sybouts and G.V. Vogman, "Equilibrium, flow shear and stability measurements in the Z-pinch", Nuclear Fusion 49, 075039 (2009).
  • Keith A. Munson, Uri Shumlak, Brian A. Nelson, “Extreme ultraviolet light production from a ZaP flow z-pinch xenon plasma”, Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS January-March 2008, (Vol. 7, No. 1)
  • U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, B. Balick, “Plasma jet studies via the flow Z-pinch”, Astrophysics and Space Science, v 307, n 1-3, 2007, p 41-5
  • S.L. Jackson and U. Shumlak, "Abel inversion of a holographic interferogram for determination of the density profile of a sheared-flow Z pinch," Review of Scientific Instruments 77, (8) 83502 (2006)
  • R.P. Golingo, U. Shumlak, and B.A. Nelson, "Formation of a sheared flow Z-pinch," Physics of Plasmas 12, (6) 62505 (2005)
  • U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, S.L. Jackson, E.A. Crawford, and D.J. Den Hartog, "Sheared flow stabilization experiments in the ZaP flow Z-pinch," Physics of Plasmas 10, (5) 1683 (2003)
  • R.P. Golingo and U. Shumlak, "Spatial deconvolution technique to obtain velocity profiles from chord integrated spectra," Review of Scientific Instruments 74, (4) 2332 (2003)
  • U. Shumlak, R.P. Golingo, B.A. Nelson, and D.J. Den Hartog, "Evidence of Stabilization in the Z-Pinch," Physical Review Letter 87, (20) (2001)
  • U. Shumlak and N.F. Roderick, "Mitigation of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability by sheared axial flows," Physics of Plasmas 5, (6) 2384 (1998)
  • U. Shumlak and C.W. Hartman, "Sheared Flow Stabilization of the m=1 Kink Mode in Z-Pinches," Physical Review Letter 75, (18) 3285 (1995)

Recent Conference Presentations

  • M.P. Ross, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, M.C. Hughes, E.L. Claveau, E.G. Forbes, S.A. Doty, B. Kim. “Z-pinch equilibrium and instability analysis with digital holographic interferometry,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
  • M.C. Hughes, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, E.L. Claveau, S.A. Doty, E.G. Forbes, B. Kim, M.P. Ross. “Parameter scaling toward high-energy density in a quasi-steady flow Z-pinch,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
  • T.R. Weber, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, E.L. Claveau, H.S. McLean, K.K. Tummel, D.P. Higginson, and A.E. Schmidt. “Overview of the Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment FuZE,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
  • H.S. McLean, D.P. Higginson, A.E. Schmidt, K.K. Tummel, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, E.L. Claveau, R.P. Golingo, and T.R. Weber. “A Reactor Development Scenario for the FUZE Shear-flow Stabilized Z-pinch,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
  • B.A. Nelson, U. Shumlak, E.L. Claveau, R.P. Golingo, T.R. Weber, H.S. McLean, K.K. Tummel, D.P. Higginson, and A.E. Schmidt. “Scaling of the Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch: The Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment ‘FuZE’,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
  • E.L. Claveau, U. Shumlak, R.P. Golingo, B.A. Nelson, T.R. Weber, and H.S. McLean. “Initial results of Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment, FuZE, and magnetic field topology analysis through data driven modeling,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
  • K.K. Tummel, D.P. Higginson, A.E. Schmidt, A. Link, H.S. McLean, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, and E.L. Claveau. “2D Kinetic Particle in Cell Simulations of a Shear-Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch,” Fifty-Eighth Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, California, November 2016.
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  • U. Shumlak, H.S. McLean, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, A. Schmidt, E.L. Claveau. “Design of the Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment - FuZE,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • B.A. Nelson, U. Shumlak, R.P. Golingo, E.L. Claveau, H.S. McLean, A. Schmidt. “Long-length, long-lived flow-shear stabilized Z-pinches: Background and Experimental plans for scaling studies,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • H.S. McLean, A. Schmidt, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, E. Claveau. “Scaling the Shear-flow Stabilized Z-pinch to Reactor Conditions,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • R.P. Golingo, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, E.L. Claveau, S.A. Doty, E.G. Forbes, M.C. Hughes, B. Kim, M.P. Ross, and J.R. Weed. “ZaP-HD: High Energy Density Z-Pinch Plasmas using Sheared Flow Stabilization,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • E.L. Claveau, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, S.A. Doty, E.G. Forbes, M.C. Hughes, B. Kim, M.P. Ross, and J.R. Weed. “Magnetic field topology analysis for the ZaP-HD sheared flow stabilized Z-pinch,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • M.P. Ross, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, M.C. Hughes, E.L. Claveau, J.R. Weed, E.G. Forbes, S.A. Doty, and B. Kim. “Z-pinch equilibrium and instability analysis with digital holographic interferometry,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • M.C. Hughes, U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, E.L. Claveau, S.A. Doty, E.G. Forbes, B. Kim, M.P. Ross, and J.R. Weed. “Polytropic scaling of a flow Z-pinch,” Fifty-Seventh Annual American Physical Society Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia, November 2015.
  • U. Shumlak, B.A. Nelson, R.P. Golingo, C.A. Bowers, S.A. Doty, E.G. Forbes, D. Goldstone, M.C. Hughes, B. Kim, S.D. Knecht, K.K. Lambert, W. Lowrie, M.P. Ross, and J.R. Weed. "High Energy Density Z-Pinch Plasmas using Flow Stabilization," Ninth International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches, Napa, California, July 2014.
  • U. Shumlak, C.A. Bowers, R.P. Golingo, M.C. Hughes, B.A. Nelson, E.H. Ransom, M.P. Ross, and H.C. Stankey. "Generating High Energy Density Plasmas using the Flow Z-Pinch Concept," IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference (PPPS 2013), San Francisco, California, June 2013.

Recent Dissertations and Theses