Alison Saunders

  • Program Years: 2015-2018
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Warm Dense Matter
  • Academic Advisor: Roger Falcone
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Reed College, 2011
  • Current Status

  • Research Area: Warm Dense Matter

Publications

A. M. Saunders, D. A. Chapman, D. O. Gericke, S. H. Glenzer, A. L. Kritcher, O. L. Landen, M. Schoff, C. Shuldberg, R. W. Falcone, T. Doeppner. Influence of argon impurities on the elastic scattering of x-rays from imploding beryllium capsules, High Ener. Dens. Phys. 26, 86-92 (2018).

A. M. Saunders, B. Lahmann, R. W. Falcone, J. A. Frenje, T. Doppner. Using X-ray Thomson Scattering as a Temperature Diagnostic in Warm Dense Matter Stopping Power Experiments. To be submitted to Phys. Rev. E, (2018).

S. Frydrych, J. Vorberger, N. J. Hartley, A. M. Saunders, T. van Driel, R. W. Falcone, L. B. Fletcher, E. Galtier, E. J. Gamboa, D. O. Gericke, S. H. Glenzer, E. Granados, M. J. MacDonald, A. J. MacKinnon, E. E. McBride, I. Nam, P. Neumayer, A. Pak, P. Sun, M. Roth, T. Doeppner, D. Kraus. Demonstration of X-ray Thomson scattering as diagnostic for species separation in warm dense matter. To be submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018).

D. Kraus, N. J. Hartley, S. Frydrych,4, A. K. Schuster, K. Rohatsch, S. Brown, T. E. Cowan, E. Cunningham, S. J. Demaio-turner, T. van Driel, L. B. Fletcher, E. Galtier, E. J. Gamboa, A. Laso Garcia, D. O. Gericke, E. Granados, P. A. Heimann, H. J. Lee, M. J. MacDonald, A. J. MacKinnon, E. E. McBride, I. Nam, P. Neumayer, A. Pak, A. Pelka, I. Prencipe, A. Ravasio, R. Redmer, M. Roedel, A. M. Saunders, M. Schoelmerich, M. Schoerner, P. Sun, R. W. Falcone, S. H. Glenzer, T. Doeppner, and J. Vorberger. High-pressure chemistry of hydrocarbons relevant to planetary interiors and inertial confinement fusion. Submitted to Phys. of Plas. (2017).

F. Albert, N. Lemos, J. L. Shaw, B. B. Pollock, C. Goyon, W. Schumaker, A. M. Saunders, K. A. Marsh, A. Pak, J. E. Ralph, J. L. Martins, L. D. Amorim, R. W. Falcone, S. H. Glenzer, J. D. Moody, C. Joshi. Betatron x-ray radiation from laser wakefield acceleration on femtosecond and picosecond systems. Submitted to Phys. of Plas. (2017).

O. R. Hoidn, R. A. Valenza, G. T. Seidler, A. S. Ditter, W. M. Holden, E. P. Jahrmann, S. M. Vinko, J. J. Kas, F. D. Vila, A. M. Saunders, L. M. Avila, G. C. O'Neil, H. J. Lee, B. Nagler. Electronic structure effects in crystalline tepid dense matter. To be submitted to Phys. Rev. B. (2017).

D. Kraus, J. Vorberger, A. Pak, N. J. Hartley, L. B. Fletcher, S. Frydrych, E. Galtier, E. J. Gamboa, D. O. Gericke, S. H. Glenzer, E. Granados, M. J. MacDonald, A. J. MacKinnon, E. E. McBride, I. Nam, P. Neumayer, M. Roth, A. M. Saunders, A. K. Schuster, P. Sun, T. van Driel, T. Doeppner, R. W. Falcone. Formation of diamonds in laser-compressed hydrocarbons at planetary interior conditions. Nat. Astron. 1, 606-611 (2017).

F. Albert, N. Lemos, J. L. Shaw, B. B. Pollock, C. Goyon, W. Schumaker, A. M. Saunders, K. A. Marsh, A. Pak, J. E. Ralph, J. L. Martins, L. D. Amorim, R. W. Falcone, S. H. Glenzer, J. D. Moody, C. Joshi. Observation of betatron x-ray radiation in a self-modulated laser wakefield accelerator driven with picosecond laser pulses. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 134801 (2017).

A M. Saunders, A. Jenei, T. Doeppner, R. W. Falcone, D. Kraus, A. Kritcher, O. L. Landen, J. Nilsen, D. Swift. X-ray Thomson scattering measurements from hohlraum-drive spheres on the OMEGA laser. Rev. Sci. Inst. 80, 11E724 (2016).

T. Doeppner, D. Kraus, P. Neumayer, B. Bachmann, J. Emig, R. W. Falcone, L. B. Fletcher, M. Hardy, D. H. Kalantar, A. L. Kritcher, O. L. Landen, T. Ma, A. M. Saunders, R. D. Wood. Improving a high-efficiency, gated spectrometer for x-ray Thomson scattering experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Rev. Sci. Inst. 87, 11E515 (2016).

D. Kraus, T. Doeppner, A. L. Kritcher, A. Yi, K. Boehm, B. Bachmann, L. Divol, L. B. Fletcher, S. H. Glenzer, O. L. Landen, N. Masters, A. M. Saunders, C. Weber, R. W. Falcone, P. Neumayer. Platform for spectrally resolved x-ray scattering from imploding capsules at the National Ignition Facility. J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 717, 012067 (2016).

L. Illing, A. M. Saunders, and D. Hahs. Multi-parameter identification from scalar time series generated by a Malkus-Lorenz water wheel. Chaos 22 013127 (2012).

L. Illing, R. F. Fordyce, A. M. Saunders, and R. Ormond. Experiments with a Malkus- Lorenz water wheel: Chaos and Synchronization. Am. J. Phys. 80 (3), 192 (2012).

Awards

Laser and Particle Beams Young Scientist Prize for Research Excellence, Hirschegg, Austria, 2018
IFSA 2017 Ph.D. Poster Prize, Saint Malo, France, 2017
High Power Laser Workshop 2016 Ph.D. Poster Prize, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA, 2016
DOE NNSA Science Stewardship Graduate Fellowship, 2015 - present
Leo Falicov Graduate Student Fellowship for Physics Excellence, 2013 - present
Reed Commendation for Academic Excellence 2009-2010
Reed Commendation for Academic Excellence 2008-2009