Adam Cahill

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: Cornell University
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: David Hammer
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University; M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2014; M.Eng., University of Louisville, 2004

Current Status

  • Research Area: Plasma Physics


First author of "A Doubly Curved Elliptical Crystal Spectrometer for the Study of Localized X-Ray Absorption in Hot Plasmas" published in Review of Scientific Instruments
First author of "Diagnosis of a Two Wire X-Pinch by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Utilizing an Ellipsoidal Crystal at DZP 2014
First author of "A Study of Aluminum X-Pinch Assembly Through X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy" at ICOPS 2013 and APS-DPP 2013
First author of "Optimization of an Elliptical Spectrometer for the Study of X-Pinch Physics" at APS-DPP 2012
Co-author on "Detection of D-3He Fusion Gamma-Rays using Gas Cherenkov Detectors" at APS-DPP 2012
Co-author on "Hybrid X Pinches at 1.2 MA" at APS-DPP 2012
Co-author on "Study of exploding Al wire plasmas using X-ray absorption spectroscopy" at APS-DPP 2012
First author of "Elliptical Spectrometer for the Study of X-Pinch Physics Through Absorption Spectroscopy" at ICOPS 2012
Co-author on US patent application 12/200,618
Co-author on "Hybrid X-pinch in different conditions", Proc. of the Dense Z Pinches Conference, 2011.
Author of "Improved Visualization of Z-Pinch Dynamics From Inversion of Streak Camera Data Into Video Format" presented at DZP 2011
Co-author on "X-Pinch with Conical Electrodes" at ICOPS 2010
Co-author on "X pinch with conical electrodes", Proc. of the International Conference on Plasma Science, 2010.
Co-author on "Absorption Spectroscopy of Pulsed Power Driven Metal Plasmas" at APS-DPP 2010
Presenter of "Axial Instability Growth in Tungsten Wire Array Z-Pinches" at APS-DPP 2010


Accepted to Kentucky's Governor's Scholars Program
Awarded the University of Louisville's Trustees Scholarship
Recognized at Lexmark's Student Symposium for modeling inkjet heater degradation