Kenneth Hammond

Ph.D. Student (2012 - 2017). Currently at W7-X in Greifswald, Germany.
102 Mudd Hall
(212) 854-6629

Ken joined the group in the summer of 2012. He has contributed to metamaterial lens development and is now conducting thesis research on electron cyclotron heated plasmas in CNT. Current projects include:

  • Upgrading the heating source to a 10 kW, 2.45 GHz magnetron
  • Designing a launcher for wave heating
  • Measuring plasma paramaters with Langmuir probes
  • Equilibrium calculations using the VMEC code

K. C. Hammond, R. R. Diaz-Pacheco, Y. Kornbluth, F. A. Volpe, and Y. Wei, Onion-peeling inversion of stellarator images, Review of Scientific Instruments 87, p. 11E119, 2016

K. C. Hammond, A. Anichowski, P. W. Brenner, T. S. Pedersen, S. Raftopoulos, P. Traverso, and F. A. Volpe, Experimental and numerical study of error fields in the CNT stellarator, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 58 (7), p. 074002, 2016

A. W. Clark, M. Doumet, K. C. Hammond, Y. Kornbluth, D. A. Spong, R. Sweeney, and F. A. Volpe, Proto-CIRCUS tilted-coil tokamak-torsatron hybrid: design and construction, Fusion Engineering and Design 89 (11), p. 2732, 2014

K. C. Hammond, S. D. Massidda, W. J. Capecchi, and F. A. Volpe, Metamaterial lens of specifiable frequency-dependent focus and adjustable aperture for electron cyclotron emission in the DIII-D tokamak, Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 34 (7-8), p. 437, 2013

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