Christopher Young

  • Program Years: 2011-2016
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics/Thermosciences
  • Academic Advisor: Mark Cappelli
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
    B.S. (Honors) Engineering Physics, Stanford University, 2010
  • Current Status

  • Status: Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Research Area: High Energy Density Physics
  • Personal URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Young16

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

C. V. Young, A. Lucca Fabris, and M. A. Cappelli. Ion dynamics in an ExB Hall plasma accelerator. Applied Physics Letters 106, 044102 (2015).

A. Lucca Fabris, C. V. Young, M. A. Cappelli. Time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence measurement of ion and neutral dynamics in a Hall thruster during ionization oscillations. Journal of Applied Physics 118(23), 233301.

A. Lucca Fabris, C. V. Young, and M. A. Cappelli. Excited state population dynamics of a xenon AC discharge. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 24, 055013 (2015).

T. Ito, C. V. Young, and M. A. Cappelli. Self-organization in planar magnetron microdischarge plasmas. Applied Physics Letters 106, 254104 (2015).

D. J. Larson and C. V. Young. A finite mass based method for Vlasov-Poisson simulations. Journal of Computational Physics 284, 171 (2015).

M. A. Cappelli, C. V. Young, E. Cha, and E. Fernandez. A zero-equation turbulence model for two-dimensional hybrid Hall thruster simulations. Physics of Plasmas 22, 114505 (2015).

A. Lucca Fabris, C. V. Young, M. Manente, D. Pavarin, and M. A. Cappelli. Ion velocimetry measurements and particle-in-cell simulation of a cylindrical cusped plasma accelerator. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 43(1), 54 (2015).

N. A. MacDonald, C. V. Young, M. A. Cappelli, and W. A. Hargus Jr. Ion velocity and plasma potential measurements of a cylindrical cusped field thruster. Journal of Applied Physics 111, 093303 (2012).


CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:

C. V. Young, A. Lucca Fabris, and M. A. Cappelli. Time-synchronized laser induced fluorescence measurement of xenon ion and neutral dynamics in a 350 W Hall thruster. Proceedings of the 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), IEPC-2015-437. Hyogo-Kobe, Japan (2015).

C. V. Young, E. Cha, E. Fernandez, and M. A. Cappelli. Comparison of Hall thruster ion dynamics between laser induced fluorescence measurements and a 2-d hybrid simulation. Proceedings of the 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), IEPC-2015-438. Hyogo-Kobe, Japan (2015).

A. Lucca Fabris, C. V. Young, and M. A. Cappelli. Time-synchronized laser induced fluorescence techniques for the study of quasi-periodic xenon plasma phenomena. Proceedings of the 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), IEPC-2015-349. Hyogo-Kobe, Japan (2015).

N. MacDonald-Tenenbaum, C. V. Young, A. Lucca Fabris, M. Nakles, W. A. Hargus Jr., and M. A. Cappelli. Time-synchronized continuous wave laser induced fluorescence velocity measurements of a 600 Watt Hall thruster. Proceedings of the 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), IEPC-2015-350. Hyogo-Kobe, Japan (2015).

A. Lucca Fabris, C. V. Young, M. Manente, D. Pavarin, and M. A. Cappelli. Ion velocimetry measurements and particle-in-cell simulation of a cylindrical cusped plasma accelerator. Proceedings of the 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), IEPC-2013-458. Washington, DC, USA (2013).

C. V. Young, A. W. Smith, and M. A. Cappelli. Preliminary characterization of a diverging cusped field (DCF) thruster. Proceedings of the 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), IEPC-2009-166. Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2009).

Awards

Featured Article, J. Applied Physics Volume 118, Issue 23, Dec 21, 2015

Poster Award, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Summer Poster Symposium, 2011

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellow, 2011

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2011 (declined)

Stanford Graduate Fellow, 2010

Firestone Medal: Excellence in Undergraduate Research, 2010

Tau Beta Pi: National Engineering Honor Society, Member since 2009

Stanford University President's Award: Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year, 2007