A brief description of the UCLA Plasma Diagnostic Laboratory collaborations is provided below. This is followed by links to detailed descriptions of specific collaborative research programs.
- UCLA is a major participant in the leading tokamak fusion device in the U.S. - the DIII-D National Fusion Facility. Four UCLA research staff participate together with graduate students on-site at DIII-D. The DIII-D Facility is located in LaJolla, California, adjacent to UC San Diego and the Pacific Ocean.
- UCLA is also a team member of the NSTX-U (National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade) located at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. UCLA currently has one Research Staff member on-site with other staff participating remotely.
- UCLA is also a team member of the MAST-U (MegaAmp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade) located at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in the UK. UCLA currently has one Research Staff member on-site with other staff participating remotely.
- UCLA is strongly involved in the research programs of the world's leading reversed field pinch fusion plasma - the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) located at the University of Wisconsin Madison. UCLA has two research staff members on-site at MST together with a graduate student.
- UCLA also supports the Helically Symmetric Experiment (HSX) at the University of Wisconsin Madison. HSX is a totally new stellarator concept for magnetic confinement. UCLA has one research scientist on-site.
- At UCLA the Plasma Diagnostic Group also participates in basic plasma studies on the recently established Basic Plasma Science Facility.
- Other collaborations with scientists around the nation include the University of New Mexico (UNM), where a former UCLA graduate student (now an Assistant Professor), Mark Gilmore, heads up a new research effort in fusion and basic plasma research.
For more information regarding the detailed research performed in these collaborations use the links below or to contact us directly.