Energetic Particles, Plasmas, and Beams

NRL's plasma physics research focuses on large-scale numerical simulations related to plasma dynamics; ionospheric, magnetospheric, and atmospheric dynamics; nuclear weapons effects; thermonuclear plasma confinement; atomic physics; plasma processing; nonlinear dynamics and chaos; free electron lasers and other advanced radiation sources; and advanced accelerator concepts. Scientists work closely to coordinate the experimental research program with the theoretical program.

Research Articles

Research Groups

  • Plasma Physics, 6700
    • Radiation Hydrodynamics, 6720
    • Laser Plasma, 6730
    • Charged Particle Physics, 6750
    • Pulsed Power Physics, 6770
    • Beam Physics, 6790