Supervising Faculty: Theodore Biewer
Research: Utilization of plasma spectroscopy and a collisional radiative model (CRM) to measure electron temperature and density in a Oak Ridge National Laboratory linear plasma. A high temporal and spatial resolution filterscope is employed to measure helium line intensities. These intensities are then ratio-ed, depending on their dependence to electron temperature and density, and compared to the calculated values from the CRM. A CRM generates a lookup table of various electron temperatures and densities corresponding to a ratio, using atomic databases information for calculations. This diagnostic technique is non-invasive and extensively used. Future work, possibly in the scope of the PhD, is to expand this technique to a 2D measurement diagnostic.
Policy/Law: Pursuing the option of improving fission and fusion regulations and licensing through the motivation of shifting away from the Nuclear Term. Currently working on a law review that details the benefits to exploring this option and licensing and regulation fusion energy in the US. Finish Data: late October
Bachelor of Science Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee
Awards and Recognitions
- Culham Plasma Physics Summer School, July 2015
Google Scholar Profile: Holly Ray