Dr Bengt Eliasson




Large helicon apparatus for parametric microwave coupling experiments in a magnetised plasma
Wilson K, Selman L, Whyte C G, MacInnes P, Young A R, Phelps ADR, Cross AW, Zhang L, Eliasson B, Speirs DC, Robertson CW, Ronald K, Cairns RA, Bingham R, Bamford R, Koepke ME
2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) The 48th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)` (2021)
Characterisation oga helicon source for non-linear microwave coupling experiments in a magnetised plasma
Wilson Kieran J, Selman Liam, Whyte Colin G, MacInnes Philip, Young Alan R, Phelps Alan R, Cross Adrian W, Zhang Liang, Eliasson Bengt, Speirs David C, Robertson Craig W, Ronald Kevin, Cairns Robert, Alan, Bingham Robert, Bamford Ruth, Koepke Mark E
63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, pp. TP11.00034 (2021)
Controlled beat-wave Brillouin scattering in the ionosphere
Eliasson B, Senior A, Rietveld M, Phelps A D R, Cairns R A, Ronald K, Speirs D C, Trines R M G M, McCrea I, Bamford R, Mendonca J T, Bingham R
Nature Communications Vol 12 (2021)
Ion acceleration to 100 keV by the ExB wave mechanism in collision-less shocks
Stasiewicz Krzysztof, Eliasson Bengt
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Vol 508, pp. 1888-1896 (2021)
Magnetic field amplification by high power lasers in underdense plasma
Wilson T C, Sheng Z-M, Eliasson B, McKenna P
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Vol 63 (2021)
Local acceleration of protons to 100 keV in a quasi-parallel bow shock
Stasiewicz Krzysztof, Eliasson Bengt, Cohen Ian J, Turner Drew L, Ergun Robert E
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics Vol 126 (2021)

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Research interests

Theory and simulations of waves and nonlinear structures plasmas, relativistic laser-plasma interactions, ionospheric physics and radio wave propagation, quantum phenomena in plasmas. Also development of Vlasov-Maxwell simulation codes, numerical codes for wave propagation in the ionosphere and in laboratory plasmas, kinetic models of nonlinear water waves, etc. See extended homepage on http://personal.strath.ac.uk/bengt.eliasson/ Was awarded Fellow of American Physical Society 2012.

Significant publications:

  1. Bengt Eliasson: Instability of a thin conducting foil accelerated by a finite wavelength intense laser. New Journal of Physics 17, 033026, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/033026 (2015).
  2. Bengt Eliasson and K. Papadopoulos: Numerical study of anomalous absorption of O mode waves on magnetic field-aligned striations. Geophysical Research Letters 42(8), 2603-2611, doi:10.1002/2015GL063751 (2015).

  3. B. Eliasson and F. Haas: Trapping and instability of directional gravity waves in localized water currents. Physical Review E 89, 063014, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.063014 (2014).
  4. Bengt Eliasson: Full-scale simulations of ionospheric Langmuir turbulence. Modern Physics Letters B 27(8), 1330005 (27 pages), doi:10.1142/S0217984913300056 (2013).

  5. P. K. Shukla and B. Eliasson, Novel attractive force between ions in quantum plasmas. Physical Review Letters 108, 165007, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.165007 (2012).

  6. B. Eliasson, C.-L. Chang, and K. Papadopoulos, Generation of ELF and ULF electromagnetic waves by modulated heating of the ionospheric F2 region, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 117, A10320, doi:10.1029/2012JA017935 (2012).

  7. B. Eliasson, X. Shao, G. Milikh, E. V. Mishin, and K. Papadopoulos, Numerical modeling of artificial ionospheric layers driven by high-power HF-heating, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics117, A10321, doi:10.1029/2012JA018105 (2012).

  8. B. Eliasson and P. K. Shukla, Relativistic X-ray free-electron lasers in the quantum regime, Physical Review E 85, 065401(R), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.066401 (2012).

  9. B. Eliasson and P. K. Shukla, The formation of electrostatic shocks in quantum plasmas with relativistically degenerate electrons. Europhysics Letters (EPL) 97, 15001, doi:10.1209/0295-5075/97/15001 (2012).

  10. Eliasson and P. K. Shukla, Numerical Investigation of the Instability and Nonlinear Evolution of Narrow-Band Directional Ocean Waves. Physical Review Letters 105, 014501, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.014501 (2010).

  11. B. Eliasson: Numerical simulations of the Fourier transformed Vlasov-Maxwell system in higher dimensions – Theory and applications, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics 39(5&7), 387-465, doi:10.1080/00411450.2011.563711 (2010). 
  12. P. K. Shukla and B. Eliasson, Nonlinear theory for a quantum diode in a dense Fermi magnetoplasma, Physical Review Letters 100, 036801, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.036801 (2008).

  13. B. Eliasson, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, R. Z. Sagdeev, and P. K. Shukla, Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons via a double layer emerging from an ultra-thin foil, New Journal of Physics 11, 073006, doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/7/073006 (2009).

Professional activities

Ionospheric Beat-Wave Brillouin Scattering at EISCAT
Generation of Electron Cyclotron Microwave Emissions in a Mirror Discharge,
International e-Conference on Recent Trends in Plasma Physics
Keynote speaker
Enhanced scattering from a locally produced transient plasma grating in a plasma-based amplifier
International School on Physics and Allied Disciplines - 2021
Keynote speaker
Laboratory modelling of plasma waves excitation and transformation to electromagnetic emission in a mirror-confined plasma

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Higgins, Mark
Eliasson, Bengt (Principal Investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Higgins, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Selman, Liam
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Co-investigator) Selman, Liam (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Vlasov-Maxwell simulation of wave-driven turbulence and novel electron and ion heating schemes
Speirs, David (Co-investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Principal Investigator)
EPSRC awarded EPCC Tier-2 HPC resource access call. Funded 1 year of HPC resources on the CIRRUS Tier-2 HPC system for research.
14-Jan-2018 - 14-Jan-2019
Microwave emission due to kinetic instabilities in an overdense mirror-confined plasma (International Exchanges Cost Share 2018 - Russia)
Eliasson, Bengt (Principal Investigator) Bingham, Robert (Co-investigator) Phelps, Alan (Co-investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Speirs, David (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2018 - 09-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Wilson, Kieran
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Co-investigator) Wilson, Kieran (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Parametric Wave Coupling and Non-Linear Mixing in Plasma
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Bingham, Robert (Co-investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Co-investigator) Phelps, Alan (Co-investigator) MacInnes, Philip (Research Co-investigator) Speirs, David (Researcher) Whyte, Colin (Researcher)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020

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