Benjamin Reichelt

  • Program Year: 3
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Chikang Li
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2022)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, and B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2019


Reichelt, B. L., Petrasso, R. D., & Li, C. (2024). Effects of alpha-ion stopping on ignition and ignition criteria in inertial confinement fusion experiments. Physics of Plasmas, 31(1).

Pearcy, J. A., Rosenberg, M. J., Johnson, T. M., Sutcliffe, G. D., Reichelt, B. L., Hare, J. D., ... & Li, C. K. (2024). Experimental Evidence of Plasmoids in High-β Magnetic Reconnection. Physical Review Letters, 132(3), 035101.

Reichelt, B., Gatu Johnson, M., Adrian, P., Evans, T., Kunimune, J., Johnson, T., ... & Gallardo-Diaz, E. (2023). Studying Mix Mechanisms in HED Plasmas Transitioning from the Hydrodynamic to Kinetic Regime Using Shock-Driven Separated Reactant Experiments at OMEGA. 2023 APS DPP Invited presentation.

Sio, H., Moody, J. D., Pollock, B. B., Strozzi, D. J., Ho, D. M., Walsh, C. A., ... & Fraenkel, M. (2023). Performance scaling with an applied magnetic field in indirect-drive inertial confinement fusion implosions. Physics of Plasmas, 30(7).

Reichelt, B., Kabadi, N., Pearcy, J., Gatu Johnson, M., Dannhoff, S., Lahmann, B., ... & Hartouni, E. (2023). Determining spectral response of the National Ignition Facility particle time of flight diagnostic to x rays. Review of Scientific Instruments, 94(3).

Benjamin Reichelt, Luis Chacon, Steven Anderson, William T Taitano, Brett Keenan, Brian M Haines, Maria Gatu Johnson, Neel Kabadi, Edward P Hartouni, Brian Appelbe, Aidan C Crilly, Chikang Li. "Exploration of Non-Maxwellian Effects of Alpha Heating on Neutron Spectra Using the Vlasov-Fokker Planck code iFP." Powerpoint presentation/contributed talk at APS DPP 2022.

P. J. Adrian, J. Armstrong, A. Birkel, C. Chang, S. Dannhoff, T. Evans, M. Gatu Johnson, T. M. Johnson, N. Kabadi, J. Kunimune, C. K. Li, B. Reichelt, S. P. Regan, J. Pearcy, R. D. Petrasso, G. Pien, M. McCluskey, F. H. Séguin, G. D. Sutcliffe, and J. A. Frenje , "In situ calibration of charged particle spectrometers on the OMEGA Laser Facility using 241Am and 226Ra sources", Review of Scientific Instruments 93, 113534 (2022)

H. Abu-Shawareb et al. "Lawson Criterion for Ignition Exceeded in an Inertial Fusion Experiment." Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 075001 – Published 8 August 2022.

Benjamin Reichelt, Jacob Pearcy, Eduard Dewald, Otto Landen, Matthias Hohenberger, Sean Regan, Richard Petrasso, and Chikang Li. "Effects of Spontaneous Electromagnetic Fields on Hot Electron Transport in Laser-Driven Hohlraums." October 2021. Manuscript submitted to PRL.

Benjamin Reichelt, Chikang Li, Maria Gatu Johnson, William T Taitano, Steven Anderson, Andrei N Simakov, Brett Keenan, Luis Chacon, Brian M Haines, Joshua P Sauppe, Hans Rinderknecht. "Observation of Kinetic Structures in Simulations of NIF Cryo Implosions." November 2021. Powerpoint presentation/contributed talk at APS DPP 2021.

Reichelt, Benjamin; Pearcy, Jacob; Bose, Arijit; Petrasso, Richard; Li, Chikang; Dewald, Eduard; Landen, Otto. "Relating Hot Electron Magnetic Confinement to Hard X Ray Spectra in NIF Hohlraums." November 2020. Powerpoint presentation/contributed talk at APS DPP 2020.

Reichelt, Benjamin Lee; Taitano, William; Anderson, Steven Edward; Simakov, Andrei N.; Keenan, Brett; Chacon, Luis; Haines, Brian Michael; Sauppe, Joshua Paul. "Simulating and comparing cryogenic ICF capsule implosions in iFP and xRAGE". August 2020. Powerpoint presentation/talk for T5 student seminar.

Whitley, Von Howard; Stalsberg, Krista Lynn; Reichelt, Benjamin Lee; Shipley, Sarah Jayne. "Model Comparisons of the SURF reactive burn model in three ASC codes." Weapons Review Letters (44), pp 52-61 (2018).

Reichelt, Benjamin Lee; Whitley, Von Howard. "Comparison of FLAG, PAGOSA, and XRAGE Simulations Utilizing the SURF Burn Model." August 2017. Poster/oral presentation to judges for LANL student symposium.

Reichelt, Benjamin Lee; Whitley, Von Howard. "Design and Analysis of an Explosive Sandwich Test with FLAG." August 2016. Poster/oral presentation to judges for LANL student symposium.


UNM ECE Oustanding Junior/Senior award: 2017, 2018, 2019
UNM Physics Feynman award: 2018
UNM Physics Outstanding senior: 2019
UNM School of Engineering Breece Award: 2019