Patrick Adrian

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Johan Frenje
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, and B.S. Mathematics, University of Iowa, 2017

Summary of Research

My research focuses on experimental studies of plasma transport in High Energy Density (HED) environments. At the most general level, plasma transport dictates how mass, momentum, and energy flow throughout the medium. Many areas of science, such as Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and stellar evolution modeling, require detailed theories of these transport properties; however, theoretically describing HED plasmas is difficult as quantum degeneracy, many body effects, and coupled modes must be accurately described.
My research is to produce experiments that can differentiate between different transport theories to reduce the uncertainty in our understanding of plasma transport. I primarily conduct my experiments at the OMEGA Laser Facility through the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF) program. To conduct my experiments, I am developing a new generation of x-ray and nuclear diagnostics which have unprecedented temporal or(and) spatial resolution. These diagnostics not only help in my experimental studies but are also utilized by the wider community and specifically the ICF program.

Publications

Publications in draft:
P. J. Adrian et al, "Measurements of ion-electron equilibration utilizing low-velocity ion stopping in High Energy Density Plasmas at OMEGA" to be submitted to Physical Review Letters

P. J. Adrian et al, "An X-ray penumbral imager for measurements of electron-temperature profiles in Inertial Confinement Fusion implosions at OMEGA" to be submitted on December 14th 2020 for High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Conference

Accepted Publication:

P. J. Adrian, S. D. Baalrud, and T. Lafleur; Influence of Neutral Pressure on Instability Enhanced Friction and Ion Velocities at the Sheath Edge of Two-Ion-Species Plasmas, Physics of Plasmas: 24, 123505 (2017)

Invited Talks
P. J Adrian, "Measurements of ion-electron equilibration utilizing low-velocity ion stopping in High Energy Density Plasmas at OMEGA", Invited Talk at the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Meeting November 8-13 2020.


Publications as Co-author
J. J. Ruby, J. R. Rygg, D. A. Chin, J. A. Gaffney, P. J. Adrian, C. J. Forrest, V. Yu. Glebov, N. V. Kabadi, P. M. Nilson, Y. Ping, C. Stoeckl, and G. W. Collins; Physical Review Letters 125, 215001 (2020)

J. J. Ruby, J. R. Rygg, D. A. Chin, J. A. Gaffney, P. J. Adrian, D. Bishel, C. J. Forrest, V. Yu. Glebov, N. V. Kabadi, P. M. Nilson, Y. Ping, C. Stoeckl, and G. W. Collins; Physical Review E 102, 053210 (2020)

M. Gatu Johnson, P. J. Adrian, K. S. Anderson, B. D. Appelbe, J. P. Chittenden, A. J. Crilly, D. Edgell, C. J. Forrest, J. A. Frenje, V. Yu. Glebov, B. M. Haines, I. Igumenshchev, D. Jacobs-Perkins, R. Janezic, N. V. Kabadi, J. P. Knauer, B. Lahmann, O. M. Mannion, F. J. Marshall, T. Michel, F. H. Seguin, R. Shah, C. Stoeckl, C. A. Walsh and R. D. Petrasso; Physics of Plasmas 27, 032704 (2020)

M.Gatu Johnson, B.M.Haines, P.J.Adrian, C.Forrest, J.A.Frenje, V.Yu.Glebov, W.Grimble, R.Janezic, J.P.Knauer, B.Lahmann, F.J.Marshall, T.Michel, F.H.Seguin, C.Stoeckl, R.D.Petrassoa; High Energy Density Physics 36, 100825 (2020)

Yasunobu Arikawa, Masato Ota, Makoto Nakajima, Tomoki Shimizu, Sadashi Segawa, Thanh Nhat Khoa Phan, Youichi Sakawa, Yuki Abe, Alessio Morace, Seyed Reza Mirfayzi, Akifumi Yogo, Shinsuke Fujioka, Mitsuo Nakai, Hiroyuki Shiraga, Hiroshi Azechi, Ryosuke Kodama, Koichi Kan, Johan Frenje, Maria Gatu Johnson, Arijit Bose, Neel V. Kabadi, Graeme D. Sutcliffe, Patrick Adrian, Chikang Li, Fredrick H. Seguin and Richard Petrasso; Review of Scientific Instruments 91, 063304 (2020)

H. Sio, O. Larroche, S. Atzeni, N. V. Kabadi, J. A. Frenje, M. Gatu Johnson, C. Stoeckl, C. K. Li, C. J. Forrest, V. Glebov, P. J. Adrian, A. Bose, A. Birkel, S. P. Regan, F. H. Seguin and R. D. Petrasso; Physics of Plasmas 26, 072703 (2019)

B. Scheiner and P. J Adrian; Why the particle-in-cell method captures instability enhanced collisions, Physics of Plasmas: 26, 034501 (2019)

Contributed Talks :

P. J. Adrian, S. D. Baalrud, and T. Lafleur; Influence of Neutral Pressure on Instability Enhanced Friction and Ion Velocities at the Sheath Edge of Two-Ion-Species Plasmas, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting 2018

Posters Given:

P. J. Adrian, J. Frenje, P. E. Grabowski, A. Bose, N. Kabadi, H. Sio, B. Lahmann, M. Gatu Johnson, G. D. Sutcliffe, R. Simpson, T. Johnson, J. Percy, J. F. Seguin, C. K. Li, R. D. Petrasso; Utilizing multiple fusion reaction-histories, x-ray emission histories, and fusion product spectra to evaluate high-energy-density-plasmas (HEDP) transport properties at OMEGA, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, 2018

P. J. Adrian, J. Frenje, P. E. Grabowski, A. Bose, N. Kabadi, H. Sio, B. Lahmann, M. Gatu Johnson, G. D. Sutcliffe, R. Simpson, T. Johnson, J. Percy, J. F. Seguin, C. K. Li, R. D. Petrasso; Utilizing multiple fusion reaction-histories, x-ray emission histories, and fusion product spectra to evaluate high-energy-density-plasmas (HEDP) transport properties at OMEGA, First LMJ-PETAL User Meeting 2018

P. J. Adrian, J. Frenje, P. E. Grabowski, A. Bose, N. Kabadi, H. Sio, B. Lahmann, M. Gatu Johnson, G. D. Sutcliffe, R. Simpson, T. Johnson, J. Percy, J. F. Seguin, C. K. Li, R. D. Petrasso; Measurement of Ion-Electron Equilibration Time using Stopping Power Measurements on OMEGA, Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop, 2018

P. J. Adrian, J. Frenje, P. E. Grabowski, A. Bose, N. Kabadi, H. Sio, B. Lahmann, M. Gatu Johnson, G. D. Sutcliffe, R. Simpson, T. Johnson, J. Percy, J. F. Seguin, C. K. Li, R. D. Petrasso; Measurement of Ion-Electron Equilibration Time using Stopping Power Measurements on OMEGA, Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium 2018

P. J. Adrian, S. D. Baalrud, T. Lafleur; Ion-Neutral Collision effects on Streaming Instabilities in the Pre-Sheath of Low-Temperature Plasmas, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, 2016

P. J. Adrian, R. I. Pinsker, R. Prater, M. Porkolab; CMApp: a Dynamic Presentation of the Clemmow-Mullaly-Allis Diagram for Cold Plasma Waves APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, 2015

Awards

Invited Talk Selection for American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics November 2020

James Van Allen Outstanding Physics Student Award (Physics Department U. of Iowa) Fall 2016

2nd Best Poster at the OMEGA Users Group Meeting 2018

American Physical Society: Division of Plasma Physics Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Presentation 2015

UI National Scholars Award (U. of Iowa) 2013-2016

Guy D. and Betty J. Williams Physics Scholarship (U. Iowa) 2015,2016

University of Iowa Dean's List All Semesters Attended

University of Iowa President's List Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016