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COSAM Plasma Paper is Top Pick

Published: 08/14/2018

By: Maria Gebhardt

Congratulations to the Plasma Sciences Laboratory group for having one of the papers with the most downloads and citations for 2017-2018 according to Physics of Plasmas.  Associate Editor André Melzer highlights the research in Effect of magnetic field on the phase transition in a dusty plasma by Dr. Surabhi Jaiswal that was originally published in November 2017.

Scilight is also featuring the research in this paper with a short, publicly-accessible article: Magnetic fields melt dusty plasma crystals.

The paper is the second paper based on research conducted on the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment at Auburn University by an international user.  During her research, Dr. Jaiswal was a student at the Institute for Plasma Research in India. She conducted her research with two Auburn PhD students, Taylor Hall and Spencer LeBlanc, to perform the experiment at the university.  She worked with Dr. Rupak Mukherjee on the theory for her research. In May 2018, Dr. Jaiswal joined the Plasma Sciences Laboratory group as a post-doctorate researcher.

The Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment is led by Physics professor Dr. Edward Thomas, Jr. and is funded through grants from the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation (NSF).  The experiment was originally built with funding from the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program with cost sharing provided by the Physics Department, College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) and Office of the Vice President for Research.

 

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