Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jens von der Linden

Research Staff
Physics Division

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Ph.D. Aeronautics & Astronautics
University of Washington
B.A. Physics
University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Jens von der Linden is a plasma physicist with general interests in heliophysics, laboratory astrophysics, magnetic fusion energy, and spark discharges in terrestrial phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and sand storms.

Specific interests include launching and stability of astrophysical jets; magnetic and kinetic energy conversions in coronal mass ejections; plasma relaxation subject to topological constraints such as magnetic, fluid, and canonical helicity; MHD instabilities; inverse problems; triboelectric charging, breakdown, and electromagnetic propagation in rapidly expanding dust clouds; and data acquisition and control of pulsed power experiments with FPGAs.

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010

Selected (Recent) Publications

von der Linden, J., Sears, J., Intrator, T., and You, S. (2018). Measurements of the Canonical Helicity of a Gyrating Kink. Physical Review Letters 121(3), 035001. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.035001.

You, S., von der Linden, J., Lavine, E. S., Carroll, E. G., Card, A., Quinley, M., and Azuara-Rosales, M. (2018). The Mochi LabJet Experiment for Measurements of Canonical Helicity Injection in a Laboratory Astrophysical Jet. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 236(2), 29. doi: 10.3847/1538-4365/aaba6f.

von der Linden, J., and You, S. (2017). Sausage instabilities on top of kinking lengthening current-carrying magnetic flux tubes. Physics of Plasmas 24(5), 052105. doi: 10.1063/1.4981231.

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