Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Mikhail Dorf

Research Staff
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Plasma Physics
Princeton University
2010
B.S. Physics
Nizhny Novgorod State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2006

Research Interests

Mikhail Dorf is a theoretical and computational plasma physicist with general interests in plasma physics for magnetic fusion, high energy density physics, and inertial confinement fusion applications; beam physics; accelerator physics; collective and nonlinear dynamics; ion plasma sources, and coherent radiation sources.

Selected Publications

  1. M. Dorf, I. Kaganovich, E. Startsev, and R. Davidson, Collective focusing of intense ion beam pulses for high-energy density physics applications, Physics of Plasmas, 18, 033106 (2011).
  2. M. Dorf, I. Kaganovich, E. Startsev, and R. Davidson, Whistler Wave Excitation and Effects of Self-Focusing on Ion Beam Propagation through a background Plasma along a Solenoidal Magnetic Field, Physics of Plasmas, 17, 023103 (2010).
  3. M. Dorf, R. Davidson, E. Startsev, and H. Qin, Adiabatic Formation of a Matched-Beam Distribution for an Alternating-Gradient Quadrupole Lattice, Physics of Plasmas, 16, 123107 (2009).
  4. M. Dorf, I. Kaganovich, E. Startsev, and R. Davidson, Enhanced Self-Focusing of an Ion Beam Pulse Propagating Through a Background Plasma Along a Solenoidal Magnetic Field, Physics Review Letters, 103, 075003 (2009).
  5. M. Dorf, V.E. Semenov, V.G. Zorin, A Fluid Model for Ion Heating due to Ionization in a Plasma Flow, Phys. Plasmas 15, 093501 (2008).
  6. M. A. Dorf, A. V. Sidorov, V. G. Zorin, A. F. Bohanov, A. V. Vodopyanov, I.V. Izotov, S. V. Razin, and V. A. Skalyga, Noise suppression and stabilization of an ion beam extracted from dense plasma, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 054504 (2007).
  7. M. Dorf, R. C. Davidson and E. A. Startsev, Transverse Compression of an Intense Ion Beam Propagating through an Alternating-Gradient Quadrupole Lattice, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 9, 034202 (2006).
  8. M. Dorf, A.V.Savilov, New method for generation of short high-power rf pulses, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 7, 112001 (2004).
  9. M. Dorf, A.V. Savilov, Mutual Amplification of two Traveling Transverse Waveguide Modes Coupled by a Bragg Structure, Radiophys. Quant. Elect. 47, 276 (2004).
  10. M. Dorf, R. C. Davidson and E. A. Startsev, A Spectral Method for Halo Particle Definition in Intense Mismatched beams, Physics of Plasmas, in press (2011).

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