Dan Brunner

Postdoctoral Associate

NW17-178

Biography

Education

PhD, Applied Plasma Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013)
BS, Engineering Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2008)

Expertise

Boundary plasma physics; probe measurements of plasmas; thermocouples and heat flux measurements.

Research

My research focuses on the boundary plasma of magnetic fusion reactors as well as the development and interpretation of probes to measure the boundary plasma.

Publications

Brunner, D., et al. "An assessment of ion temperature measurements in the boundary of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak and implications for ion fluid heat flux limiters." Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55.9 (2013): 095010.

Brunner, D., et al. "Space-charge limits of ion sensitive probes." Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55.12 (2013): 125004.

Brunner, D., et al. "Scanning retarding field analyzer for plasma profile measurements in the boundary of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak." Review of Scientific Instruments 84.3 (2013): 033502.

Brunner, D., et al. "Scanning ion sensitive probe for plasma profile measurements in the boundary of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak." Review of Scientific Instruments 84.5 (2013): 053507.

Brunner, D., et al. "Divertor ‘death-ray’explained: An artifact of a Langmuir probe operating at negative bias in a high-recycling divertor." Journal of Nuclear Materials 438 (2013): S1196-S1199.

Brunner, D., and B. LaBombard. "Surface thermocouples for measurement of pulsed heat flux in the divertor of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak." Review of Scientific Instruments 83.3 (2012): 033501.

Brunner, D., et al. "Comparison of heat flux measurements by IR thermography and probes in the Alcator C-Mod divertor." Journal of Nuclear Materials 415.1 (2011): S375-S378.

Talks & Media

2013 NSE Doctoral Research Expo