Ryan Childers

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Alla Safronova
  • Residencies:
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015; B.S. Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2011

Publications

Publications

-R. R. Childers, E. E. Petkov, V. L. Kantsyrev, A. S. Safronova, A. Stafford, V. V. Shlyaptseva, I. K. Shrestha, K. A. Schultz, C. J. Butcher, “X-ray Line Polarization of Ne-like Mo Spectra from X-pinch Plasmas”, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci., 46, pp. 3820-28 (2018) – Lead Author

Presentations

-R. R. Childers, A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, I. K. Shrestha, A. Stafford, “Establishing a Laboratory Benchmark to Diagnose Astrophysical Plasmas using the Fe/Ni Ratio”, Annual Meeting of the APS Far West Section, Fullertin, CA, October 19th, 2018 (Talk)

-R. R. Childers, E. E. Petkov, A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, A. Stafford, M. Cooper, V. V. Shlyaptseva, I. K. Shrestha, K. A. Schultz, C. J. Butcher, “X-ray Line Polarization of Mo X-pinch Radiation”, Annual Meeting of the APS Far West Section, Merced, CA, November 3rd, 2017 (Talk)

-R. R. Childers, E. E. Petkov, A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, A. Stafford, M. Cooper, V. V. Shlyaptseva, I. K. Shrestha, K. A. Schultz, C. J. Butcher, “X-ray Line Polarization of Mo X-pinch Radiation”, 10th International Conference on Dense Z-pinch Plasma, Lake Tahoe, NV, August 15th, 2017 (Talk)

-R. R. Childers, “Astrophysical Plasmas: From the Stars to the Laboratory”, Western Nevada College – Star Talk Saturdays, Carson City, NV, May 27th, 2017 (Invited Talk)

-R. R. Childers, “Astrophysical Plasmas and Their Laboratory Application”, Western Nevada College – Astronomy Club Meeting, Carson City, NV, May 18th, 2017 (Invited Talk)

-R. R. Childers, E. E. Petkov, A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, I. K. Shrestha, V. V. Shlyaptseva, M. C. Cooper, K. A. Schultz, A. Stafford, “Line Emission from Mo Plasmas and X-ray Line Polarization”, NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Program Symposium, Naperville, IL, April 13th, 2017 (Poster)

-R. R. Childers, A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, A. Stafford, I. K. Shrestha, V. V. Shlyaptseva, E. E. Petkov, “K- and L-shell Spectra of Stainless Steel X-pinches with Notable Effect of Interwire Angle”, Annual Meeting of the APS Far West Section, Davis, CA, October 28th, 2016 (Talk)

-R. R. Childers, E. E. Petkov, A. S. Safronova, V. L. Kantsyrev, I. K. Shrestha, A. Stafford, V. V. Shlyaptseva, “Development of Spectroscopic Cr Radiation Modeling with Astrophysical Emphasis”, 3rd Annual Radiation from High-Energy-Density Plasma Workshop, South Lake Tahoe, NV, June 11th, 2015 (Poster)

Awards

-Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity: New Member Award (2010)
-University of Nevada, Student Ambassadors: Ambassador of the year (2009)
-Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity: Distinguished Member of the Year (2008)