Matthew Gomez

  • Program Years: 2007-2011
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2009)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011
    M.S.E. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
    M.S.E. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
    B.S.E. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics and Fusion
  • Academic Advisor: Ronald Gilgenbach
  • Status: Staff Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Research Area: High Energy Density Science, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Pulsed Power, Plasma Physics

Publications:

T. J. Awe, et al., "Observations of Modified Three-Dimensional Instability Structure for Imploding z-Pinch Liners that are Premagnetized with an Axial Field," Physical Review Letters 111, 235005 (2013).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "A systematic study of current flow and impedance behavior in the Z machine double post-hole convolute," 19th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings (2013).

R. E. Falcon, et al., "An experimental platform for creating white dwarf photospheres in the laboratory," High Energy Density Physics 9, 82-90 (2013).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "Pinned, optically-aligned Diagnostic Dock for use on the Z facility," Review of Scientific Instruments, (2012).

M. E. Cuneo, et al., "Magnetically Driven Implosions for Inertial Confinement Fusion at Sandia National Laboratories," IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science 40, 12 (2012).

J. C. Zier, et al., "Magneto-Rayleigh-Taylor experiments on a MegaAmpere linear transformer driver," Physics of Plasmas 19, 032701 (2012).

M. R. Gomez, at al., "Spectroscopic measurements in the post-hole convolute on Sandia's Z machine (Invited)," 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings (2011).

P. Zhang, et al., "Contact Resistance with Dissimilar Materials: Bulk Contacts and Thin Film Contacts," IEEE Holm conference proceedings, (2011).

M. G. Mazarakis, et al., "High-Current Linear Transformer Driver Development at Sandia National Laboratories," IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science 38, 4 (2010).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "Experimental Validation of a Higher Dimensional Theory of Electrical Contact Resistance," Applied Physics Letters 95, 072103 (2009).

M.R.Gomez, et al., "Effect of Soft Metal Gasket Contacts on Contact Resistance, Energy Deposition, and Plasma Expansion Profile in a Wire Array Z-Pinch," Review of Scientific Instruments (2008).

R. M. Gilgenbach, et al., "MAIZE: a 1 MA LTD-Driven Z-Pinch at The University of Michigan," 7th International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches Proceedings (2008).

J. Zier, et al., "Wire Tension Effects on Plasma Dynamics in a Two-Wire Z-Pinch," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 36, 4 (2008).

M. R. Gomez et al., "Design of a MITL for a 1 MA LTD Driving a Wire Array Z-Pinch Load," 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings (2007).