Theoretical Plasma Physics


Dr. Andrei Smolyakov

Andrei Smolyakov

 
Current and former graduate students




Sandeep Litt.


Ph.D. 2011-




 

 



Winston Frias
M.Sc. 2008- 2010

Ph.D,  2011-




Koloman Varady,
M.Sc, 2007-2010





 Ivan Khalzov,
Ph.D. , 2004-2008

Research Associate,
 Department of Physics,
University of Wisconsin, USA

  

 

Arron Froese,
M.Sc , 2005-2007

Scientist, General Fusion Inc.
Burnaby, BC Canada
 

 




Yuriy Tyshetskiy
Ph.D., 1999-2003
Research Associate


 





Dmitriy Sydorenko

Ph.D., 2003-2006

Research Associate
Department of Physics
 University of Alberta

 

Ph.D. student, 1998-2002

Research Fellow
Diversity Arrays Technology,
Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia
 




Alan Duffy
M.Sc., 1998-2003

Research Scientist
Canadian Light Source,
Saskatoon, Canada




 Roman Makarevich
Ph. D., 1999-2003
(co-supervised with
Prof. A. Kustov)
Professor
Department of Physics

La Trobe University
Victoria 3086
AUSTRALIA

  

 



Eugene Furkal,
Ph.D., 1996-1999

  Professor,
Fox Chase Cancer Center
PA, USA

 

To prospective Graduate Students


    Applications are invited for graduate studies in theoretical plasma physics at the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan. For more information please contact Prof. A. Smolyakov andrei.smolyakov@usask.ca
 


Research Projects are available in the following areas

 

secondary large scale instabilities in  the drift wave turbulence
neoclassical effects on magnetic islands
drift waves and instabilities
                        Waves and instabilities in ionosphere plasmas
Anomalous Transport and Instabilities in Hall plasmas and Hall Thrusters

                          


Current collaborations

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Selected publications

 

  1. Angus, J. R., Krasheninnikov, S. I. & Smolyakov, A. I. 2010. Kinetic theory of electromagnetic plane wave obliquely incident on bounded plasma slab. Physics of Plasmas, 17, 102115, pp.10

  2. Ilgisonis, V. I., Lakhin, V. P., Smolyakov, A. I. & Sorokina, E. A. 2011. Geodesic acoustic modes and zonal flows in rotating large-aspect-ratio tokamak plasmas. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 53, 065008, pp 19.

  3. Ivko, S., Smolyakov, A., Denysenko, I. & Azarenkov, N. A. 2011. Resonant transparency of a two-layer plasma structure in a magnetic field. Physical Review E, 84, 016407, pp7.

  4. Raitses, Y. R. Y., Kaganovich, I. D., Khrabrov, A., Sydorenko, D., Fisch, N. J. & Smolyakov, A. 2011. Effect of secondary electron emission on electron cross-field current in e x b discharges. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39, 995-1006.

  5. Smolyakov, A. I., Fourkal, E., Krasheninnikov, S. I. & Sternberg, N. 2010. Resonant modes and resonant transmission in multi-layer structures. Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER, 107, 293-314.

  6. Smolyakov, A.I., Nguyen, C. and Garbet,  X., 2010.  Electromagnetic effects on geodesic acoustic and beta-induced Alfvén eigenmodes, Nuclear Fusion 50, 054002 8pp.
  7. Smolyakov, A.I. and Garbet, X., 2010.  Drift kinetic equation in the moving reference frame and reduced magnetohydrodynamic equations, Physics of Plasmas 17, 042105, 9pp.

  8. Smolyakov, A.I., Garbet, X. and Bourdelle, C., 2009.  On the parallel momentum balance in low pressure plasmas with an inhomogeneous magnetic field, Nuclear Fusion 49, 125001, 5pp.

  9. Sternberg, N. and Smolyakov, A.I., 2009.  Resonant Transparency of a Three-Layer Structure Containing the Dense Plasma Region, Progress in Electromagnetics Research  99, , 37-52, 15pp.

  10. Mikhailovskii AB, Smolyakov AI, Churikov AP,  2009. Large-Scale Oscillations in a Tokamak Due to Strong Plasma Temperature Gradient,    DOKLADY PHYSICS 54     525-528 

  11. Froese AM, Smolyakov AI, Sydorenko D, 2009. Nonlinear skin effect in a collisionless plasma,  PHYSICS OF PLASMAS   16  080704  4 pp.
  12. Khalzov IV, Smolyakov AI, Ilgisoni IV, 2010.  Equilibrium magnetohydrodynamic flows of liquid metals in magnetorotational instability experiments, Journal of Fluid Mechanics   644  257-280, doi: 10.1017/S0022112009992394, 24pp.
  13. Ilgisonis, V.I., Khalzov, I.V., Lakhin, V.P., and Smolyakov, A.I., 2010.  What physics does affect the MRI threshold, in Plasmas in the Laboratry and in the Universe: Interactions, Patterns, and Turbulence, ed. By G Berini et al.,  AIP Conf. Proc.  V. 1242, pp. 23-30, 8pp.
  14. Smolyakov AI, Nguyen C, Garbet X, 2008.  Kinetic theory of electromagnetic geodesic acoustic modes, PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION Volume: 50 Issue: 11 Article Number: 115008, 15 p.   
  15. Smolyakov AI, Garbet X, Falchetto G, et al., 2008.  Multiple polarization of geodesic curvature induced modes,   PHYSICS LETTERS A Volume: 372, p 6750-6756.
  16. D. Sydorenko, I. Kaganovich, Y. Raitses, and A. Smolyakov, Breakdown of a Space Charge Limited Regime of a Sheath in a Weakly Collisional Plasma Bounded byWalls with Secondary Electron Emission,   Physical Reviewe Letters 103, 145004 (2009)
  17. V.I. Ilgisonis, I.V. Khalzov and A.I. Smolyakov, 2009. Negative energy waves and MHD stability of rotating plasmas,, Nucl. Fusion 49 No 3 035008, 8p.   
  18. Sternberg N, Smolyakov AI, 2009.  Resonant Transmission of Electromagnetic Waves in Multilayer Dense-Plasma Structures, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE   Volume: 37   Issue: 7   Pages: 1251- 1260.  
  19. Fourkal E, Velchev I, Smolyakov A , 2009. Energy and information flow in superlensing  PHYSICAL REVIEW A   Volume: 79   Issue: 3 Article Number: 033846 , 6 p.
  20. A B Mikhailovskii, A I Smolyakov, A P Churikov and V D Pustovitov,  2009. Zonal stability of geodesic acoustic modes in a tokamak, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51 No 7, 075010, 10 p.
  21.  A. I. Smolyakov and S. I. Krasheninnikov,  Generation of electromagnetic structures via modulational instability of drift waves. Phys. Plasmas 15, 072302 (2008).
  22.   A. B. Mikhailovskii, M. S. Shirokov, A. I. Smolyakov, V. S. Tsypin, 2006. Two-stream-like mechanism of zonal-flow generation by Rossby waves in shallow rotating fluid, JETP Letters, v 84, pp. 81-83.
  23. A. B. Mikhailovskii,  A. I. Smolyakov, V. S. Tsypin E. A. Kovalishen, M. S. Shirokov R. M. O. Galvão, 2006. Neoclassical generation of toroidal zonal flow by drift wave turbulence, Physics of Plasmas, 13, 032502 (11 pages).
  24. E.  Lazzaro, E. Joffrin, R. Coelho, P. Mantica, A. I. Smolyakov, P. Zanca, G. Gervasini, M. C. Varischetti, 2006.  Effect of electrodynamic braking force localized on rational surfaces, Physica Scripta 73, 129-136. 
  25.  Y.Ishii, M.Azumi, and A.Smolyakov, 2006, Nonlinear dynamics of the forced magnetic island, Journal of Plasma Physics, accepted.
  26. D. Sydorenko, A.  Smolyakov, I.  Kaganovich, Y.  Raitses, 2006.  Kinetic simulation of secondary electron emission effects in Hall thrusters, Physics of Plasmas 13, 014501.
  27. I. Khalzov, A. Smolyakov, 2006. On the Calculations of the Steady State MHD flows in Cicular Rectangular Ducts, Technical Physics 51, p 26-33. 
  28. A. I. Smolyakov, S. I. Krasheninnikov, and O. I. Tolstikhin, 2005. Electromagnetic instability of an axially inhomogeneous plasma, Physics of Plasmas 12, 052112, 6 pages.
  29. A.I. Smolyakov, H.R. Wilson, M. Ottaviani, and F. Porcelli, 2004.  Ion sound effects on magnetic islands, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 46, L1-L6.
  30. A.I. Smolyakov, E. Lazzaro, 2004. On neoclassical effects in the theory of magnetic islands, Physics of Plasmas 11, 4353.
  31. A. Smolyakov, M. Yagi, Y. Kishimoto, 2002. Short Wavelength Temperature Gradient Driven Modes in Tokamak Plasmas, Physical Review Letters 89, 125005, p.1-4.
  32. A. Smolyakov, P. Diamond, Y. Kishimoto, 2002. Secondary instabilities of large scale flow and magnetic field in the electromagnetic short wavelength drift-Alfven wave turbulence, Physics of Plasmas 9, 3826-3834.  
  33.  Y. Tyshetskiy, A. Smolyakov, V. Godyak, 2003. Reduction of the Electron Heating in Low Frequncy Anomalous Skin Effect Regime. Physical Review  Letters 90 255002.
  34. A. Smolyakov, V. Godyak, Y. Tyshetskiy, 2003. Nonlinear Effects in Inductively Coupled Plasmas.  Physics of Plasmas 10, 2108-2116.
  35. I. Gruzinov, A. Das, P. H. Diamond and A. Smolyakov, 2002.  Fast zonal field dynamo in collisionless kinetic Alfven wave turbulence, Physics Letters A  302,   119-124. 
  36. A. Smolyakov, M. Yagi, Y. Kishimoto, 2002. Short Wavelength Temperature Gradient Driven Modes in Tokamak Plasmas, Physical Review  Letters 89, 125005,  p.1-4.
  37. A. Smolyakov, P. Diamond, Y. Kishimoto, 2002. Secondary instabilities of large scale flow and magnetic field in the electromagnetic short wavelength drift-Alfven wave turbulence,    Physics of Plasmas 9, 3826-3834.
  38. Y. Tyshetskiy, A. Smolyakov, V. Godyak, 2002.  Nonlocal heating in inductively coupled plasma, Plasma Sources: Science and Technology, 11, 203- 207.
  39. A. I. Smolyakov, E. Lazzaro, R. Coelho, T. Ozeki, 2002. Role of the shear flow profile on the stability of magnetic islands, Physics of Plasmas 9,  371-374.
  40. A. Smolyakov, E. Lazzaro, M. Azumi, Y. Kishimoto, 2001. Stabilization of magnetic islands due to plasma flow and viscosity, Plasma Physics Controlled Fusion 43, 1661-1669.  
  41. A. Smolyakov, P.H. Diamond, I. Gruzinov, A. Das, M. Malkov, V.I. Schevchenko, 2000. Shear flow instabilities in magnetized plasma and geostrophic fluids, In International School of Plasma Physics, Theory of Fusion Plasmas, ed. by J. W. Connor, Societa Italiana di Fisica, Editrice Compositori Bologna, 199-211.
  42. A. I. Smolyakov, A.V. Kustov, R.A. Makarevitch, 2001. Secondary instabilities in the dynamics of the Farley-Buneman fluctuations, Journal of Geophysical Research 106, 15,511-15,518.
  43. A. Smolyakov, V. Godyak, Y. Tyshetskiy, 2001.  Effect of the electron thermal motion on the ponderomotive force in   inductive plasma, Physics of Plasmas 7, 3857-3860.
  44. A. Smolyakov, V. Godyak, A. Duffy, 2000. On nonlinear effects in inductively coupled plasmas.  Physics of Plasmas 7, 4755-4762.
  45. V. Godyak, R. Piejak, B. Alexandrovich, and A. Smolyakov, 2001. Observation of the ponderomotive effect in an inductive plasma, Plasma Sources Science and Technology 10, 459-462.
  46. V. Godyak, R. Piejak, B. Alexandrovich, and A. Smolyakov, 2000. Nonlinear radio-frequency potential in an inductive plasma, Plasma Sources Science and Technology 9, 541-544.
  47. A.I. Smolyakov, P.H. Diamond, and V.I. Shevchenko, 2000, Zonal flow generation by parametric instability in magnetized plasmas and geostrophic fluids, Physics of Plasmas, 7, 1349-1351.
  48. E.S. Furkal, A.I. Smolyakov, 2000.  The generalized transport equations for arbitrary collision frequency in a weakly ionized plasma, Physics of Plasmas, 7, 122-134.
  49. A.I. Smolyakov, P.H. Diamond, 1999, Generalized action invariants for drift wave-zonal flow systems, Physics of Plasmas, 6, 4410-4413.
  50. A.I. Smolyakov, P.H. Diamond, M. Malkov, 2000, Coherent structure phenomena in drift wave - zonal flow turbulence, Physical Review Letters, 84, 491-494.
  51. A.I. Smolyakov, I. Khabibrakhmanov, 1998. Nonlinear diffusion of the magnetic field in weakly ionized plasma, Physical Review Letters, 81, 4871-4873.
  52. P.H. Diamond, M.N. Rosenbulth, F.L. Hinton, M.Malkov, J. Fleisher, A. Smolyakov, 1998.  Dynamics of zonal flows and self-regulating drift-wave turbulence, International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna, 1998, IAEA-CN-69/TH3/1.
  53. A.I. Smolyakov, A. Hirose, E. Lazzaro, J.D. Callen, and G.B. Re, 1995.  Nonlinear Magnetic Islands in a Rotating Toroidal Plasma, Physics of Plasmas, 2, 1581-1598.
  54. A. Hirose and A.I. Smolyakov, 1995.  Beta Enhancement of Thermal Diffusivity Due to Long Wavelength Modes in Tokamaks, Nuclear Fusion, 35, 483-486.
  55. A.I. Smolyakov and P.N. Yushmanov, 1993.  Neoclassical Diffusion in a Turbulent Plasma, Nuclear Fusion, 33, 383-398.
  56. L.E. Zakharov, A. I. Smolyakov, and A.A. Subbotin, 1990. Quasilinear Saturation and Bifurcations of the Magnetic Islands in a Finite Pressure Plasma, Soviet Journal of Plasma Physics, 16, 451-454.
  57. A.I. Smolyakov, 1989.  Drift Magnetic Islands in a Tokamak, Soviet Journal of Plasma Physics, 15, 667-670.
 

Full CV and list of publications are available here.


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Selected Invited Talks and Conference Presentations

  1. The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC),  11-15 September 2011, Kurhaus, Wiesbaden,  Germany.
  2. The 5th IAEA Technical Meeting on the "Theory of Plasma Instabilities" September 5-7, 2011, in Austin, Texas, USA
  3. Festival de Theorie, Momentum balance in toroidal plasmas, July 2011, Aix en Provence, France  
  4. Prairie Lecture Series, University of Lethbridge/University of Calgary, February 2011. Zonal Flows in Magnetised Plasmas and Geostrophic Fluids,

  5. Chalmers Institute of Technology (Sweden) - Istituto di Fisica del Plasma (Italy) Workshop, Varenna, Italy, June 8-10, 2011. 

  6. University of Cambridge, July 22,  2010, Cambridge, UK.  Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge Programme GYROKINETICS IN LABORATORY AND ASTROPHYSICAL PLASMAS 

  7. University Aix-Marseille, July 13th, 2010, Marseille, France.    

  8.  International Institute of Fusion Science Workshop “Multiscale Interaction between magnetic islands and micro-turbulence in magnetic fusion devices”, June 21-25, 2010, Aix En Provence, France.

  9.  24th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology, June 14-17, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

  10.  Physics and Modeling of Multi-scale Interactions in Plasmas Workshop, Kyoto University, Japan, Mar 9-10, 2010.

  11. Festival de Theorie,  July 2009, Aix en Provence, France
  12. IAEA Technical Committee Meeting, Kyoto, May 18-20, 2009, Japan
  13. 2009 Easter Plasma Meeting,   Torino, Apr 15-17, 2009
  14.  Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Nov 25 2009
  15. Culham Science Center, UK, May 2009
  16. 13th International Congress on Plasma Physics, Kiev, Ukraine, May 2006. Invited Topical Review: Nonlinear Effects in inductively coupled plasmas.       

  17. International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, March 4th, 2005. Invited lecture:  Review of the theory of neoclassical tearing modes.

  18. 9thth Easter Plasma Meeting, Torino, Mar 31st, 2005, Italy. Invited talk: On rotation of magnetic islands.
  19. 8th Easter Plasma Meeting: Reconnection and Turbulence in Magnetically Confined Plasmas, April 2003, Torino, Italy. Invited talk: Threshold phenomena in magnetic island theory.
  20. The International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Greifswald, July 2003, Germany. Invited talk: Anomalous and Nonlinear Effects in Inductive Plasmas.
  21. The International Conference and School on Plasma Physics, Ukraine, Sep 2002. Invited talk: Large scale flows and magentic field in drift wave turbulence and transport.    
  22. Division of Plasma Physics, American Physical Society meeting, November 2002. Invited talk: Ponderomotive effects in low temperature gas discharge plasmas
  23. Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, October 2001. Invited seminar: Generation of large scale flow and magnetic field in MHD plasmas: implications for momentum transport in accretion disks.
  24. Workshop on Turbulence and Transport in Electromagnetic Turbulence, Aix-en-Provence, France, July 2001. Invited talk, Plasma flow and magnetic field structures in electromagnetic electron temperature gradient driven turbulence.
  25. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan, July 2001. Invited seminar. Effects of plasma flow and viscosity in magnetic island theory. 
  26. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan, July 2001. Invited seminar. Effects of plasma flow and viscosity in magnetic island theory.
  27. Plasma theory and simulation advisory committee meeting for Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, January 2001. Invited talk: Zonal flow dynamics: Current status and prospects.
  28. Workshop on Control of Neoclassical Tearing Mode by ECH, Kyushu University, Japan, February 2001. Invited talk, Inertial Effects in the theory of nonlinear magnetic islands.
  29. Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, February 2001. Invited seminar: Dynamics of zonal flow and magnetic fields.
  30. Annual Japan Physical Society meeting, Chuo University, Japan, March, 2001. Invited talk: Zonal flow instabilities in tokamak plasmas.
  31. National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, June 2001. Invited seminar: Large scale flows in electromagnetic electron temperature gradient driven turbulence
  32. International School of Plasma Physics Piero Caldirola, Theory of Fusion Plasmas, Varenna, Italy, August 2000, Invited Talk: Shear Flow instabilities in magnetized plasma and geostrophic fluids.
  33. Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy, October 2000. Invited seminar: Growth of large scale flows and field in plasmas.
  34. Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy November, 2000. Invited seminar: Anomalous and nonlinear effects in inductive plasmas.    
  35. Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, York University, 4-7 June 2000, Invited Talk: On nonlinear and anomalous effects in inductively coupled plasmas for material processing and RF lighting technologies.
  36. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Alberta, 1999.  Invited seminar: Generation of zonal flows in magnetized plasmas and geostrophic fluids, December 1999.
  37. Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy 1997. Invited seminar: Rotating magnetic islands in a tokamak, April 1997.
  38. Centre Canadien de Fusion Magnetique, Varennes, Canada, 1996. Invited seminar: Plasma rotation in a tokamak, February 1996.  
  39. University of California at San Diego, Department of Physics, 1995.  Invited seminar: Neoclassical parallel viscosity and plasma rotation in a tokamak, May 1995.
  40. University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Fusion Studies, 1994. Invited seminar: On anomalous transport equation, March 1994.
  41. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Nuclear Physics and Engineering Physics, 1994. Invited seminar: Plasma gyrovoscsity and finite Larmor radius magnetohydrodynamics, November 1994.  
  42. Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, University of Regina, 4-7 June 1994, Invited Talk:  Anomalous transport due to long wavelength modes in a tokamak (with A. Hirose).
  43. Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy 1993. Invited seminar: Drift magnetic islands, October 1993.
  44. University of Turin, Italy, Departamento di Fisica Teorica, 1993. Invited seminar: Nonlinear tearing modes in inhomogeneous plasmas, November 1993.
  45. Centre Ricerche Energetiche ENEA, Frascati, Italy, 1993. Invited seminar: On rotating magnetic islands and error field threshold in tokamaks.
  46. Theoretical and Strategic Studies Department Fusion, Culham, United Kingdom, 1993. Invited seminar: Anomalous transport equations in toroidal plasmas, November 1993.
  47. JET Joint Undertaking, Culham, United Kingdom, 1993. Invited seminar: On drift effects in magnetic islands, November 1993.
  48. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Physics, Invited seminar: On turbulent energy transport, April 1993.  
  49. Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy 1991.  Invited seminar: Neoclassical turbulent diffusion, May 1991.
  50. International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, 1991. Invited seminar and workshop: Drift effects in magnetic islands, April 1991.

 

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Dr. A. Smolyakov
Department of Physics & Engineering Physics,
University of Saskatchewan,
116 Science Place,
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
Canada


Phone: 1-(306)-966-6432
Fax: 1-(306)-966-6400
email: andrei.smolyakov@usask.ca

 


 

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