Matthew Gomez

  • Program Years: 2007-2011
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics and Fusion
  • Academic Advisor: Ronald Gilgenbach
  • 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
  • Current Status

  • Status: Staff Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Research Area: High Energy Density Science, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Pulsed Power, Plasma Physics
  • Contact Information: mrgomez@sandia.gov

Publications

T. J. Awe, et al., "Experimental Demonstration of the Stabilizing Effect of Dielectric Coatings on Magnetically Accelerated Imploding Metallic Liners," Physical Review Letters 116, 065001 (2016).

S. A. Slutz, et al., "Scaling magnetized liner inertial fusion on Z and future pulsed-power accelerators," Physics of Plasmas 23, 022702 (2016).

R. D. McBride, et al., "Exploring magnetized liner inertial fusion with a semi-analytic model," Physics of Plasmas 23, 012705 (2016).

W. A. Stygar, et al., "Conceptual designs of two petawatt-class pulsed-power accelerators for high-energy-density-physics experiments," Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams 18, 110401 (2015).

S. B. Hansen, et al., "Diagnosing magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments on Z," Physics of Plasmas 22, 056313 (2015).

P. F. Knapp, et al., "Effects of magnetization on fusion product trapping and secondary neutron spectra," Physics of Plasmas 22, 056312 (2015).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "Demonstration of thermonuclear conditions in magnetized liner inertial fusion experiments," Physics of Plasmas 22, 056306 (2015).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "Experimental Demonstration of Fusion-Relevant Conditions in Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion," Physical Review Letters 113, 155003 (2014).

P. F. Schmit, et al., "Understanding Fuel Magnetization and Mix Using Secondary Nuclear Reactions in Magneto-Inertial Fusion," Physical Review Letters 113, 155004 (2014).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "Magnetic field measurements via visible spectroscopy on the Z machine," Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 11E609 (2014).

T. J. Awe, et al., "Modified helix-like instability structure on imploding z-pinch liners that are pre-imposed with a uniform axial magnetic field," Physics of Plasmas 21, 056303 (2014).

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).