The project is to relate the onset of tearing mode instability in MRXMHD to the multi-tearing Delta' formalism of Dewar and Pletzer (developed in an earlier ANU PhD project) and to use this to model recent experimental results in Reversed Field Pinches (RFPs), a class of toroidal fusion devices.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole, Dr Graham Dennis, Emeritus Professor Robert Dewar
This computational and theoretical project will extract geometric information from sequences of newly obtained 3D x-ray microscope images to better understand how two immiscible fluids interact inside complex porous materials.
A/Prof Adrian Sheppard, Dr Anna Herring
This project aims to develop GaN-based semiconductor photoelectrodes for highly efficient solar to hydrogen generation by band bending and surface engineering at the semiconductor-electrolyte interface.
Professor Hoe Tan, Dr Siva Karuturi
Datamining techniques extract information from H-1 and other devices, essential to understanding instabilities that threaten the viability of fusion as the ultimate clean energy source.
Dr Boyd Blackwell, Dr Clive Michael
In this project, we will characterise actual device solar cell structures with electron microscopy techniques and seek to understand the microscopic effects behind the device performance and reliability
A/Prof Jennifer Wong-Leung
The project aims to add particle orbit effects to an ANU developed theory for solving the electric field structure of Energetic Geodesic Acoustic Modes (EGAMs). EGAMs are unstable electrostatic oscillations in tokamak plasmas that are harmful to plasma confinements. The project involves analytic components as well as code developments.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole, Mr Zhisong Qu
There is an imminent need to reduce our dependence on carbon-based fuels in order to minimize the
potential adverse outcomes associated with climate change. This project aims to develop an efficient means of producing clean hydrogen fuel by splitting water under sunlight using novel hematite based semiconductor electrodes for efficient solar hydrogen generation.
Dr Siva Karuturi, Professor Hoe Tan
In this project we will examine the forces generated in superconductoring magnetics, and scope the forces generated during a disruption.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole
This is an all-encompassing program to integrate highly sophisticated theoretical modelling, material growth and nanofabrication capabilities to develop high performance semiconductor nanowire array solar cells. It will lead to understanding of the underlying photovoltaic mechanisms in nanowires and design of novel solar cell architectures.
A/Prof Lan Fu, Dr Ziyuan Li, Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC
In this project the wave-particle resonance condition will be computed for a range of precomputed particle orbits (and orbit populations), which initially were computed for transport studies. An estimate of wave-drive due to spatial gradients will be afforded using wave functions from an ideal MHD stability analysis and orbit population information, and compared to diagnostics.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole, Dr Michael Fitzgerald