Dr David Speirs

Research Fellow



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)
Progress and plans for nonlinear wave-plasma interaction experiments
Selman L, Wilson K, MacInnes P, Whyte CG, Young AR, Phelps ADR, Cross AW, Zhang L, Eliasson B, Speirs DC, Robertson CW, Ronald K, Cairns RA, Bingham R, Bamford R, Koepke ME
47th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (2021)
Electron cyclotron emissions from mirror trapped plasma : observations and modelling results
Eliasson Bengt, Speirs David, Ronald Kevin, Phelps Alan, Viktorov Mikhail, Mansfeld D
47th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Sciences, pp. TA2-S7-037 (2020)
Observation of electron cyclotron harmonic emissions due to electrostatic instabilities in mirror-confined plasma
Eliasson B, Viktorov M, Speirs D C, Ronald K, Mansfeld D, Phelps A D R
Physical Review Research Vol 2 (2020)

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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
International School on Physics and Allied Disciplines - 2021
Laboratory modelling of plasma waves excitation and transformation to electromagnetic emission in a mirror-confined plasma
Brillouin scattering during ionospheric beat wave heating: EISCAT observations and numerical modelling results

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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
Multiscale turbulent dynamics of tokamak plasmas (EPSRC Turbulence Centre)
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Phelps, Alan (Co-investigator) Speirs, David (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2023
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
e2v Ltd HPM Source Computational Modelling
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Speirs, David (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2014
Proposal For Continuation Of Uk Participation In The International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment: Requested Additional Proposal For Studentship
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Whyte, Colin (Research Co-investigator) Speirs, David (Researcher) Young, Alan (Researcher)
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2016

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Technology Innovation Centre

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