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John S Sarff

Room 3289 Chamberlin Hall
1150 University Avenue
Madison Wisconsin 53706
Phone : (608) 608-262-7742
Fax : (608) 262-7205
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Personal Info
Ph.D., Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Cornell College, Iowa, 1982


Basic and fusion energy plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamics, plasma turbulence, reversed field pinch, tokamak, and other toroidal plasma confinement and stability.

See all publications here: Publications

Some samples:

Oscillating-Field Current-Drive Experiments in a Reversed Field Pinch , K. J McCollam, A. P. Blair, S. C. Prager, J. S. Sarff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 035003 (2006).

Reduced intermittency in the magnetic turbulence of Reversed Field Pinch plasmas, L. Marrelli, L. Frassinetti, P. Martin, D. Craig, and J.S. Sarff, Phys. Plasmas 12, 030701 (2005).

Dynamo-free plasma in the Reversed Field Pinch, J.K. Anderson, T.M. Biewer, C.B. Forest, R. O'Connell, S.C. Prager, and J.S. Sarff, Phys. Plasmas 11, L9 (2004).

Tokamak-like confinement at high beta and low field in the Reversed Field Pinch, J.S. Sarff, J.K. Anderson, T.M. Biewer, et al., Plasma Phys. Conol. Fusion 45, A457 (2003).


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