Dr Bengt Eliasson




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Anomalous hot electron generation via stimulated Raman scattering in plasma with up-ramp density profiles
Jiang XY, Weng SM, Ma HH, Wu CF, Liu Z, Chen M, Eliasson B, Sheng ZM
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Vol 66 (2024)
PIC simulations of stable surface waves on a subcritical fast magnetosonic shock front
Dieckmann M E, Huete C, Cobos F, Bret A, Folini D, Eliasson B, Walder R
Physica Scripta Vol 98 (2023)
Electron heating mechanisms at quasi-perpendicular shocks - revisited with magnetospheric multiscale measurements
Stasiewicz Krzysztof, Eliasson Bengt
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Vol 520, pp. 3238-3244 (2023)
Plasma dynamics at the Schwinger limit and beyond
Brodin Gert, Al-Naseri Haidar, Zamanian Jens, Torgrimsson Greger, Eliasson Bengt
Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics Vol 107 (2023)
Giant isolated half-cycle attosecond pulses generated in coherent bremsstrahlung emission regime
Xin Qing, Wang Yunliang, Yan Xueqing, Eliasson Bengt
Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics Vol 107 (2023)
The role of transient plasma photonic structures in plasma-based amplifiers
Vieux Grégory, Cipiccia Silvia, Welsh Gregor H, Yoffe Samuel R, Gärtner Felix, Tooley Matthew P, Ersfeld Bernhard, Brunetti Enrico, Eliasson Bengt, Picken Craig, McKendrick Graeme, Hur MinSup, Dias João M, Kühl Thomas, Lehmann Götz, Jaroszynski Dino A
Communications Physics Vol 6 (2023)

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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

Physics (Journal)
Editorial board member
Generation of Electron Cyclotron Microwave Emissions in a Mirror Discharge,
Ionospheric Beat-Wave Brillouin Scattering at EISCAT
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

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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-2025
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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Dr Bengt Eliasson

Email: bengt.eliasson@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4272