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Alla Safronova
Research Professor

Alla Satfonova

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Degree

  • Ph.D., General Physics Institute of A.M. Prokhorov of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Professional Experience

  • 2010-Present Research Professor at Physics Department of University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1998-2010 Associate Research Professor at Physics Department of University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1995-1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Physics Department of University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1994 Visiting Scholar, Physics Department of University of Nevada, Reno (May-December)
  • 1993 Guest worker at Nihon University in Japan (December)
  • 1989-1994 Senior Scientific Researcher at Institute of Technical Glass, Moscow, Russia; Head of Research Group
  • 1982-1989 Junior Scientific Researcher at the Technical Institute "Volna", Moscow, Russia
  • 1979-1982 Graduate student of the Physical Lebedev Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Professional Awards

  • Principal Investigator of the grant "Theoretical Study of Radiation from Tungsten Ions for Magnetic Fusion Diagnostics" (DOE/OFES, 2007-2013)
  • Principal Investigator of the Cooperative Agreement "Theoretical X-ray/EUV Spectroscopy and Imaging Studies of Wire Array and X-pinch Plasmas" (DOE/NNSA, 2006-2012)
  • Hyung K. Shin Outstanding Research Award from College of Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010
  • Principal Investigator of the grant "Modeling of Radiation from Implosions of Copper and Stainless Steel Wire Arrays at the Sandia National Laboratories Z Accelerator" (Sandia National Laboratories, 2007-2009)
  • Principal Investigator of the grant "Theoretical development of L-shell diagnostics of Mo wire array experiments at the Sandia National Laboratories Z accelerator" (Sandia National Laboratories, 2002-2005)
  • Principal Investigator of the grant "Theoretical analysis of X-ray M-shell W spectra from the LLNL Electron Beam Ion Trap" (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2001-2004)
  • Co-Principal Investigator of the grant from Cornell University (DOE Cooperative Agreement, 2002-2005)
  • Principal Investigator of the grant "Theoretical development of M-shell diagnostics at the Sandia National Laboratories Z accelerator "(Sandia National Laboratories, 2001-2002)
  • Principal Investigator of the International Activity Grant (UNR foundation, Reno, Nevada, 1999-2000)
  • Principal Investigator of the International SOROS Long-Term Research Grant, "Study of the Influence of Suprathermal Electron Beams on Linear Spectra and Polarization of Soft X-ray Radiated by Laboratory Plasma Sources" (International Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1994)
  • Principal Investigator of the International SOROS Short-Term Research Grant, 1993.

Research Interests

Theoretical plasma and atomic physics; modeling of radiation from HED Z-pinch, ultrashort-pulse laser, and Tokamak plasmas, astrophysical plasmas, and from Electron Beam Ion Trap; theory of line polarization and modeling of polarized spectra produced by different radiation sources; theoretical study of Z-pinch plasma implosions through extensive computations: development of models and codes to understand plasma evolution in time and in space and plasma anisotropy through polarization spectroscopy, and to diagnose high-energetic electron beams and magnetic fields in HED plasmas.

Directed Research

  • Dr. Stephanie Hansen (PhD, December 2003)
  • Dr. Safeia Hamasha (PhD, May 2004)
  • Dr. Fatih Yilmaz (PhD, May 2009)
  • Dr. Nick Ouart (PhD, December 2010)
  • Dr. Penka Wilcox (PhD, December 2011)
  • Michael Weller (PhD program, adviser)
  • Austin Stafford (PhD program, adviser)

Synergistic Activities

  • Organized and chaired the oral and poster sessions "Radiation Physics" at the 38th IEEE Plasma Science Conference (ICOPS 2012) , Chicago, IL, June 26-30, 2012
  • Reviewed proposals for DOE/OFES and NSF/DOE programs (2008-2012)
  • Served as a reviewer for DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) Program (March 2010 and 2012)
  • Served on International Organizing Committee of 8th International Conference on Dense Z-pinches, Biarritz, France, June 5-9, 2011
  • Together with John Giuliani from NRL, organized the International Workshop on Radiation from High Energy Density Plasmas at UNR and served as a chair of Local Organizing Committee (Reno, NV, March 15-18, 2011)
  • Served on Scientific Organizing Committee of 10th International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas, Berkeley, August 2010
  • Served on Local Organizing Committee of 16th International Conference on Atomic Processes in Plasmas, Monterey, CA, March 22-26, 2009
  • Served as a member of the DOE ReNeW workshop panel, Washington DC, November 2009
  • Served on the DOE Review Panel for Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, Washington DC, October 2008
  • Served on International Organizing Committee of 7th International Conference on Dense Z-pinches, Alexandria, VA, August 17-21, 2008
  • Chaired the poster session at the 2007 IEEE Plasma Power and Plasma Science Conference (PPPS-2007), Albuquerque, NM, June 17-22, 2007
  • Chaired the oral session at the 28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Physics PPPS-2001, Las Vegas, NV, June, 2001

Publications

  • A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, A. A. Esaulov, N.D. Ouart, M. F. Yilmaz, K. M. Williamson, I. Shrestha, G. C. Osborne, J. B. Greenly, K. M. Chandler, R. D. McBride, D. A. Chalenski, D. A. Hammer, B. R. Kusse, and P. D. LePell. "Spectroscopy and implosion dynamics of low wire number nested arrays on the 1 MA COBRA generator", Physics of Plasmas 15, 033302 (2008).
  • M.F. Yilmaz, A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, A.A. Esaulov, K.M. Williamson, G.C. Osborne, I. Shrestha, N.D. Ouart. "Spectroscopic features of implosions of Mo single- and double-planar wire arrays produced on the 1 MA Z-pinch generator", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 109, 2877- 2890 (2008).
  • A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, P. Neill, U.I. Safronova, D.A. Fedin, N.D. Ouart, M. F. Yilmaz, G. Osborne, I. Shrestha, K. M. Williamson. T. Hoppe, C. Harris, P. Beiersdorfer, S. Hansen. "The importance of EBIT data for Z-pinch plasma diagnostics", Can. J. Phys. 86, 267-276 (2008).
  • C. A. Coverdale, A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, N.D. Ouart, A.A. Esaulov, C. Deeney, K.M. Williamson, G.C. Osborne, I. Shrestha, D.J. Ampleford, B. Jones. "Observation of > 400-eV precursor plasmas from low-wire-number copper arrays at the 1-MA Zebra facility", Physical Review Letters 102, 105006 (2009).
  • A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, A.A. Esaulov, N.D. Ouart, U.I. Safronova, I. Shrestha, K.M. Williamson. "X-ray spectroscopy and imaging of stainless steel X-pinches with application to astrophysics". European Physical Journal, Special Topics 169, 155-158 (2009).
  • U.I. Safronova, A. S. Safronova, and P. Beiersdorfer. "Excitation energies, radiative and autoionization rates, dielectronic satellite lines, and dielectronic recombination rates for excited states of Na-like W from Ne-like W", At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 95, 751-785 (2009).
  • N.D. Ouart, A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, A.A. Esaulov, K.M. Williamson, I. Shrestha, G.C. Osborne, M.E. Weller. "Studies of radiative and implosion characteristics from brass planar wire arrays", IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 38, 631-638 (2010).
  • A.S. Safronova, N.D. Ouart, J.K. Lepson, P. Beiersdorfer, B. Stratton, M. Bitter, V.L. Kantsyrev, P.G. Cox, V. Shlyaptseva, K.M. Williamson. "X-ray spectroscopy of Cu impurities on NSTX and comparison with Z-pinch plasmas", Rev. Sci. Instr. 81, 10E305 (2010).
  • A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, A.A. Esaulov, N.D. Ouart, V.V. Shlyaptseva, K.M. Williamson, I. Shrestha, G.C. Osborne, M.E. Weller. "Analysis of X-ray iron and nickel radiation and jets from planar wire arrays and X-pinches", J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 032031 (2010).
  • N.D. Ouart, A S Safronova , A Ya Faenov , T A Pikuz , S V Gasilov , F Calegari , M Nisoli , S De Silvestri , S Stagira L Poletto and P Villoresi. "Analysis of the simultaneous measurements of iron K- and L-shell radiation from ultrashort laser produced plasmas ", J. Phys.:B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44, 065602 (2011).
  • A.S. Safronova, A.A. Esaulov, V.L. Kantsyrev, N.D. Ouart, V. Shlyaptseva, M.E. Weller, S.F. Keim, K.M. Williamson, I. Shrestha, G.C. Osborne. "Searching for efficient X-ray radiators for wire array Z-pinch plasmas using mid-atomic-number single planar wire arrays on Zebra at UNR", High Energy Density Physics 7, 252-258 (2011).
  • G. C. Osborne, A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, U.I. Safronova, P. Beiersdorfer, K. M. Williamson, M.E. Weller, and I. Shrestha. "Spectroscopic analysis and modeling of tungsten EBIT and Z-pinch plasma experiments, Can. J. Physics 89, 599-608 (2011).
  • U.I. Safronova and A.S. Safronova. "Dielectronic recombination of Er-like tungsten", Physical Review A 85, 032507 (2012).
  • A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, A.Y. Faenov, U.I. Safronova, P. Wiewior, N. Renard-Le Galloudec, A.A. Esaulov, M.E. Weller, A. Stafford, P. Wilcox, I. Shrestha, N.D. Ouart, V. Shlyaptseva, G.C. Osborne, O. Chalyy, Y. Paudel. "Atomic physics of relativistic high contrast laser-produced plasmas in experiments on Leopard laser facility at UNR", High Energy Density Physics 8, 190-195 (2012).
  • M.E. Weller, A.S. Safronova, V.L. Kantsyrev, A.A. Esaulov, C.A. Coverdale, A.S. Chuvatin, N.D. Ouart, K.M. Williamson, I. Shrestha, G.C. Osborne, V.V. Shlyaptseva, S.F. Keim, A. Stafford. "Radiative properties of mixed nested cylindrical wire arrays on Zebra at UNR", High Energy Density Physics 8, 184-189 (2012).

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