60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
November 5-9, 2018 • Portland, Oregon

Sorting Categories

Online abstract submissions should include a DPP sorting category. Sorting categories are used to assign contributed abstracts to a session. Each contributed abstract must indicate a “category/sub-category” and a “presentation type” in order to be assigned to an appropriate session. A “category type” may also be selected. Preferences for a group’s abstract placement must be specified by numerical order or first-author order in the “Special Instructions” field.

Category Type

  1. Computational
  2. Experimental
  3. Experimental/Theoretical
  4. Theoretical

Category/Sub-Category – Choose one

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

2.0 Space plasma (within heliosphere)
2.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
2.2 Analytical and computational techniques
2.3 Atmospheric and Ionospheric
2.4 Magnetospheric
2.5 Heliosphere and its boundaries, stellar winds

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

4.0 Low-temperature plasma science, engineering, and technology
4.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
4.2 Analytical and computational techniques
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 Generation, stability, and control
4.9 Interactions with complex surfaces

5.0 Particle acceleration, radiation, and relativistic plasmas
5.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
5.2 Analytical and computational techniques
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 Laser-driven x-ray sources
5.8 Radiation and secondary particle generation, and applications
5.9 High field physics

6.0 Magnetic confinement
6.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
6.2 Analytical and computational techniques
6.3 Transient events
6.4 Alpha particle physics
6.5 Operational scenarios and physics basis for next-step devices
6.6 Predictive models for fusion plasmas
6.7 Boundary plasma including edge, fueling, and divertors
6.8 Plasma-surface interactions at the plasma-material interface
6.9 Turbulence and transport
6.10 Magnetohydrodynamics and stability
6.11 Heating and current drive
6.12 Plasma dynamics
6.13 Power handling
6.14 General tokamak configuration
6.15 General stellarator configuration
6.16 Field-reversed configuration and spheromaks
6.17 General spherical torus configuration
6.18 Other configurations
6.19 ITER
6.20 DIII-D tokamak
6.21 C-Mod tokamak
6.22 International tokamaks (KSTAR, EAST, other)
6.23 NSTX spherical torus
6.24 MST and other reversed-field pinches

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

8.0 High-energy-density science
8.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
8.2 Analytical and computational techniques
8.3 High-energy-density hydrodynamics
8.4 Magnetized high-energy-density plasma
8.5 Warm dense matter
8.6 Nonlinear optics of plasma
8.7 Short-pulse laser-on-plasma interactions
8.8 High-Z, multiply ionized atomic physics
8.9 Equations of state
8.10 HEDP Laboratory Astrophysics

9.0 Plasma technology
9.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
9.2 Analytical and computational techniques

10.0 Fusion reactor nuclear science
10.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
10.2 Analytical and computational techniques

11.0 Fusion reactor materials science
11.1 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
11.2 Analytical and computational techniques

12.0 Other plasma topics

13.0 Education and outreach

14.0 Undergraduate or high school research
14.1 High-school research
14.2 Undergraduate research

15.0 Mini-Conferences
15.1 Machine Learning, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence in Plasma Research
15.2 Plasma-Material Interactions in Fusion Devices: ITER and Beyond
15.3 Magneto-inertial Fusion Science and Technology
15.4 The crossover between high-energy-density plasmas (HEDP) and ultracold neutral plasmas (UNP)
15.5 Mini-conference on Nonlinear Waves and Processes in Space Plasmas

16.0 Supplemental

17.0 Postdeadline