58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 31 - November 4, 2016 • San Jose, California

Sorting Categories

Submissions should include a DPP sorting category from the list below. Sorting categories are used to assign contributed abstracts to a session. Each contributed abstract must indicate both a “type” category and a “subject classification” category in order to be assigned to an appropriate session. Preferences for a group’s abstract placement must be specified by numerical order or first-author order in the “Special Instructions” field.

Type Categories – Choose one

  1. Theory/Computational
  2. Experimental/Observational
  3. Combined/General

Subject Classification Categories – Choose one

1.0 Basic Plasma Physics
1.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
1.2 Mathematical, computational, and theoretical techniques
1.3 Pure-ion and pure-electron plasma
1.4 Anti-matter plasma
1.5 Partially ionized and neutral-dominated plasma
1.6 Fully ionized plasma
1.7 Strongly coupled plasma
1.8 Waves, oscillations, and instabilities
1.9 Turbulence and transport
1.10 Magnetic reconnection
1.11 Dynamics, complexity, and self-organization
1.12 Elementary and atomic processes
1.13 Dusty plasma and multiphase media
1.14 Plasma sheath
1.15 Shock wave and discontinuity
1.16 Plasma production, sources, and heating
1.17 Other basic plasma physics

2.0 Space plasma (within heliosphere)
2.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
2.2 Computer simulation methods
2.3 Atmospheric and Ionosperic
2.4 Magnetospheric
2.5 Heliosphere and its boundaries, stellar winds
2.6 Planets and moons
2.7 Other space plasma

3.0 Astrophysical plasma (beyond heliosphere)
3.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
3.2 Computer simulation methods
3.3 Gamma-ray bursts, white dwarfs, and neutron stars
3.4 Accretion, astrophysical dynamo, and black-hole plasma
3.5 Supernova hydrodynamics
3.6 Other astrophysical plasma

4.0 Low-temperature plasma science, engineering, and technology
4.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
4.2 Computer simulation methods
4.3 Sustainable Energy, including lighting and photovoltaics
4.4 Clean air and water, including purification, combustion, and waste treatment
4.5 Manufacturing and materials
4.6 Electric propulsion
4.7 Health, medicine, and bio-agent destruction
4.8 Stochasticity and chaotic behavior
4.9 Generation, stability, and control
4.10 Interactions with complex surfaces
4.11 Multiphase-plasma applications
4.12 Other low-temperature plasma science and engineering

5.0 Particle accelerators, radiation, and relativistic plasmas
5.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
5.2 Computer simulation methods
5.3 Relativistic high-energy-density and intense-beam physics
5.4 Beam-plasma wakefield accelerators
5.5 Laser-plasma wakefield or direct laser accelerators
5.6 Laser-plasma ion accelerators
5.7 Radiation and secondary particle generation, and applications
5.8 High field physics
5.9 Other topics in accelerators, radiation, and relativistic plasmas

6.0 Magnetic confinement
6.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
6.2 Computer simulation methods
6.3 Transient events
6.4 Alpha particle physics
6.5 Operational scenarios and physics basis for next-step devices
6.6 Limits for controlling and sustaining fusion plasmas
6.7 Predictive models for fusion plasmas
6.8 Plasma dynamics
6.9 Boundary layer plasma
6.10 Plasma-surface interactions at the plasma-material interface
6.11 Power handling
6.12 Steady-state, toroidal confinement
6.13 Toroidal confinement using minimal applied magnetic field
6.14 Turbulence and transport
6.15 Magnetohydrodynamics and stability
6.16 Heating and current drive
6.17 Divertors, edge physics, and fueling
6.18 General tokamak configuration
6.19 ITER
6.20 DIII-D tokamak
6.21 C-Mod tokamak
6.22 International tokamaks
6.23 General spherical torus configuration
6.24 NSTX spherical torus
6.25 General stellarator configuration
6.26 MST and other reversed-field pinches
6.27 Field-reversed configuration and spheromaks
6.28 Other magnetic-confinement

7.0 Inertial confinement
7.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
7.2 Computer simulation methods
7.3 Laser-driven x-ray sources
7.4 Laser-Plasma Instabilities
7.5 Z-pinch, X-pinch, exploding wire plasma, and dense plasma focus
7.6 Hohlraum and x-ray cavity physics
7.7 Compression and burn
7.8 Hydrodynamic instability
7.9 Direct, indirect, and polar-drive
7.10 Fast ignition and shock ignition
7.11 Heavy-ion fusion science and ion-driven targets
7.12 Magneto-inertial fusion
7.13 Other inertial-confinement

8.0 High-energy-density science
8.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
8.2 Computer simulation methods
8.3 High-energy-density hydrodynamics
8.4 Magnetized high-energy-density plasma
8.5 Beam-on-matter interactions, including plasma-on-matter
8.6 Warm dense matter
8.7 Nonlinear optics of plasma
8.9 Radiation-dominated dynamics and material properties
8.10 Short-pulse laser-on-plasma interactions
8.11 High-Z, multiply ionized atomic physics
8.12 Equations of state
8.13 HEDP Laboratory Astrophysics
8.14 Other high-energy-density science

9.0 Plasma technology for MFE and IFE
9.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
9.2 Computer simulation methods
9.3 Magnet innovations, including high-temp superconductors
9.4 Plasma heating/current drive and fueling
9.5 Plasma facing components
9.6 Plasma control systems
9.7 Drivers and pulsed power technology
9.8 Targets and target fabrication
9.9 Other plasma technology

10.0 Fusion reactor nuclear science
10.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
10.2 Computer simulation methods
10.3 High-performance burning plasma
10.4 Plasma-materials interface
10.5 Integrated designs for fusion power systems
10.6 Nuclear degradation of materials and structures
10.7 Tritium science
10.8 Fusion power extraction
10.9 Other fusion-nuclear science

11.0 Fusion reactor materials science
11.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
11.2 Computer simulation methods
11.3 High-temperature environment
11.4 Time-dependent thermal, chemical, and mechanical loading
11.5 Neutron fluxes
11.6 Other fusion materials science

12.0 Other plasma topics

13.0 Education and outreach
13.1 Kindergarten through 12-grade education
13.2 Public outreach
13.3 Training in education and outreach
13.4 Professional development experiences and activities

14.0 Undergraduate or high school research
14.1 High-school research
14.2 Undergraduate research at home institution
14.3 Undergrad Research performed away from home institution

15.0 Mini-Conferences
15.1 Physics of the Radiation Belts: Collaboration between Laboratory, Theory, and Satellite Observations
15.2 New Developments in Algorithms and Verification of Gyro Kinetic Simulations

16.0 Supplemental

17.0 Postdeadline