Fred Driscoll

Fred Driscoll

Ph. D., UC San Diego, 1976


Office: MH 3122
Phone: 858-534-2489

Research Statement

My experiments have focused on the physics of single species plasmas -- pure electron plasmas and pure ion plasmas. These non-neutral plasmas exhibit many of the effects found in neutral plasmas. However, the experimental and theoretical simplicity of the system allows a level of comparison between theory and experiment which is rarely possible for neutral plasmas in complex geometry. To date, this program has included research on equilibrium, waves, 2D fluid dynamics, statistical mechanics and particle transport.