Doctoral Theses

3) Wilkie Choi (PhD in Applied Physics, Columbia University 2017)
Magnetic feedback control of 2/1 locked modes in tokamaks
Also available on ProQuest.
2) Ryan Sweeney (PhD in Applied Physics, Columbia University 2017)
Relationship between locked modes and disruptions in the DIII-D tokamak
Also available on ProQuest.
1) Kenneth Hammond (PhD in Applied Physics, Columbia University, 2017)
Heating and stability of Columbia Neutral Torus stellarator plasmas
Also available on ProQuest.
0) Francesco Volpe (PhD in Experimental Physics, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald 2003)
Electron Bernstein emission diagnostic of electron temperature profile at W7-AS stellarator
-1) Francesco Volpe (BS in Physics, Universitá degli Studi di Pisa 1998)
Collective scattering of millimeter waves for ion temperature measurements in the FTU tokamak


Journal Articles

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Feedforward and feedback control of locked mode phase and rotation in DIII-D with application to modulated ECCD experiments
Nucl. Fusion 58, accepted (2018)
E. Poli, A. Bock, M. Lochbrunner, O. Maj, M. Reich, A. Snicker, A. Stegmeir, F. Volpe et al.
TORBEAM 2.0, a paraxial beam tracing code for electron-cyclotron beams in fusion plasmas for extended physics applications
Comput. Phys. Commun., accepted (2018)
K.C. Hammond, R.R. Diaz-Pacheco, A. Kohn, F.A. Volpe, Y. Wei
Overdense microwave plasma heating in the CNT stellarator
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 60, 025022 (2018)
K.C. Hammond, R. Raman, F.A. Volpe
Application of Townsend avalanche theory to tokamak startup by coaxial helicity injection
Nucl. Fusion 58, 016013 (2018)


S.M.H. Mirhoseini, R.R. Diaz-Pacheco, F.A. Volpe
Passive and active electromagnetic stabilization of free-surface liquid metal fows
Magnetohydrodyn. 53, 45 (2017)
K.J. Hammond, S.A. Lazerson, F.A. Volpe
High b eta equilibrium and ballooning stability of low aspect ratio CNT stellarator
Phys. Plasmas 24, 042510 (2017)
F.A. Volpe
Prospects for a dominantly microwave-diagnosed magnetically con ned fusion reactor
J. Instrum. 12, C01094 (2017)
F.A. Volpe, P-D. Letourneau, A. Zhao
Huygens-Fresnel wavefront tracing
Comp. Phys. Comm. 212, 123 (2017)
M. Okabayashi, P. Zanca, E.J. Strait, D. Shiraki, F.A. Volpe and 10 coauthors
Avoidance of Tearing Mode Locking and Disruption with Electro-Magnetic Torque Introduced by Feedback-Based Mode Rotation Control in DIII-D and RFX-mod
Nucl. Fusion 57, 016035 (2017)
R. Sweeney, W. Choi, R.J. La Haye, S. Mao, K.E.J. Olofsson, F.A. Volpe and the DIII-D Team
Statistical analysis of m/n=2/1 locked and quasi-stationary modes with rotating precursors at DIII-D
Nucl. Fusion 57, 016019 (2017)
S.H.M. Mirhoseini, F.A. Volpe
Resistive sensor and electromagnetic actuator for feedback control of liquid metal walls in fusion reactors
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 58, 124005 (2016)
R.M. Sweeney, L. Frassinetti, P. Brunsell, R. Fridstrom, F. Volpe
Local measurement of error field using naturally rotating tearing mode dynamics in EXTRAP T2R
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 58, 124001 (2016)


S.M.H. Mirhoseini, F.A. Volpe
Space-resolved Resistive Measurements of Liquid Metal Wall Thickness
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D427 (2016)
O. Meneghini, F.A. Volpe
Full-wave Feasibility Study of Anti-Radar Diagnostic of Magnetic Field
Based on O-X Mode Conversion and Oblique Reflectometry Imaging
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E120 (2016)
K.C. Hammond, R.R. Diaz-Pacheco, Y. Kornbluth, F.A. Volpe, Y. Wei
Onion-peeling Inversion of Stellarator Images
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E119 (2016)
K. Nagasaki, Y. Nakamura, S. Kamioka, H. Igami, F. Volpe and 15 coauthors
Development of Electron Bernstein Emission Diagnostic for Heliotron J
Plasma Fusion Research 11, 2402095 (2016)

K.C. Hammond, A. Anichowski, P.W. Brenner, T.S. Pedersen, S. Raftopoulous, P. Traverso, F.A. Volpe
Experimental and numerical study of error elds in the CNT stellarator
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 58, 074002 (2016)

K.E.J. Olofsson, W. Choi, D.A. Humphreys, R.J. La Haye, D. Shiraki, R. Sweeney, F.A. Volpe, A.S. Welander
Electromechanical modelling and design for phase control of locked modes in the DIII-D tokamak
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 58, 045008 (2016)

F.A. Volpe, A. Hyatt, R.J. La Haye, J. Lohr, M.J. Lanctot, R. Prater, E.J. Strait, A. Welander
Avoiding Tokamak disruptions by applying static magnetic fields that align locked modes with stabilizing wave-driven currents
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 175002 (2015)


M. Reich, , R. Bilato, U. Mszanowski, E. Poli, C. Rapson, J. Stober, F. Volpe, R. Zille, ASDEX Upgrade team
Real-time beam tracing for control of the deposition location of electron cyclotron waves
Fusion Eng. Design 100, 73 (2015)


C. Caliri, D. Mascali, F.A. Volpe
Methods of Ion Extraction from a Toroidal Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source
Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 790, 57 (2015)


D. Shiraki, C. Paz-Soldan, R.J. La Haye, N.C. Logan, K.E.J. Olofsson, E.J. Strait, R.M. Sweeney, F.A. Volpe
Measurements of the toroidal torque balance of error-field penetration locked modes
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 57, 025016 (2015)


A.W. Clark, M. Doumet, K.C. Hammond, Y. Kornbluth, D.A. Spong, R. Sweeney, F.A. Volpe
Proto-CIRCUS Tilted-Coil Tokamak-Torsatron Hybrid: Design and Construction
Fusion Eng. Design 89, 2732 (2014)


K.E.J. Olofsson, J. Hanson, D. Shiraki, F.A. Volpe, D. Humphreys, R.J. La Haye, M. Lanctot, E.J. Strait, A. Welander, E. Kolemen, M. Okabayashi
Array magnetics modal analysis for the DIII-D tokamak based on localised time-series modelling
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 56, 095012 (2014)


E.J. Strait, R.J. Buttery, T.A. Casper, M.S. Chu, J.M. Hanson, A.M. Garofalo, Y. Gribov, R.J. La Haye, H. Reimerdes, M.J. Schaffer, F.A. Volpe
Measurement of tokamak error fields using plasma response and its applicability to ITER
Nucl. Fusion 54, 073004 (2014)


D. Shiraki, R.J. La Haye, N. Logan, E.J. Strait and F.A. Volpe
Error Field Detection in DIII-D by Magnetic Steering of Locked Modes
Nucl. Fusion 54, 033006 (2014)


K. Nagasaki, S. Yamamoto, S. Kobayashi, F. Volpe and 26 coauthors
Stabilization of energetic-ion-driven MHD modes by ECCD in Heliotron J
Nucl. Fusion 53, 113041 (2013)


K. Hammond, W.J. Capecchi, S.Massidda, F.A. Volpe
Metamaterial Lens of Specifiable Frequency-Dependent Focus and Adjustable Aperture for Electron Cyclotron Emission in the DIII-D Tokamak
J. Infrared Millim. THz Waves 34, 437 (2013)


L. Frassinetti, K.E.J. Olofsson, R. Fridström, A.C. Setiadi, P.R. Brunsell, F.A. Volpe, J.R. Drake
A method for the estimate of the wall diffusion for non-axisymmetric fields using rotating external fields
Plasma Phys. Controll. Fusion 55, 084001 (2013)


F.A. Volpe, L. Frassinetti, P.R. Brunsell, J.R. Drake, K.E.J. Olofsson
Error Field Assessment from Driven Rotation of Stable External Kinks at Extrap-T2R Reverse Field Pinch
Nucl. Fusion 53, 043018 (2013)


M.A. Bitar, A. Gallo and F.A. Volpe
Multi-pole Multi-zero Frequency-independent Phase-shifter
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83,114703 (2013)


F.A. Volpe, M.E. Austin, G. Campbell, and T. Detterly
Oblique electron-cyclotron-emission radial and phase detector of rotating magnetic islands applied to alignment and modulation of electron-cyclotron-current-drive for neoclassical tearing mode stabilization
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 103507 (2012)


F.A. Volpe, J. Kessler, H. Ali, T.E. Evans and A. Punjabi
Magnetic Barriers and their q95 dependence at DIII-D
Nucl. Fusion 52, 054017 (2012)


W.J. Capecchi, N. Behdad and F.A. Volpe
Reverse Chromatic Aberration and its Numerical Optimization in Planar Metamaterial Lenses
Optics Express 20, 8761 (2012)


J.D. King, R.J. La Haye, C.C. Petty, F.A. Volpe and 12 coauthors
Hybrid-Like 2/1 Flux-Pumping and Magnetic Island Evolution due to Edge Localized Mode-Tearing Mode Coupling in DIII-D
Phys. Plasmas 19, 022503 (2012)


Earlier Journal Articles by Francesco


L. Delgado-Aparicio, D. Stutman, K. Tritz, F. Volpe, K.L. Wong, S. Gerhardt, E. Fredrickson, R. Bell, B. Leblanc, S. Kaye, J. Menard, M. Finkenthal, S. Paul and L. Roquemore
Impurity transport experiments and effects on MHD in the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)
Nucl. Fusion 51, 083047 (2011)


A. Köhn, J. Jacquot, M.W. Bongard, S. Gallian, E.T. Hinson, and F.A. Volpe
Full-wave modeling of the O-X mode conversion in the Pegasus Toroidal Experiment
Phys. Plasmas 18, 082501 (2011)


A. Köhn, R. Bilato, F. Volpe, R. Paccagnella
Full-wave simulations of the O-X-B mode conversion in a realistic experimental geometry in the RFX-mod device
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 39, 3016 (2011)


H. Reimerdes, R.J. Buttery, A.M. Garofalo, Y. In, R.J. La Haye, M.J. Lanctot, M. Okabayashi, J.-K. Park, M.J. Schaffer, E.J. Strait, F.A. Volpe
Error Field Tolerance and Error Field Correction Strategies for ITER
Fusion Science & Technology, 59, 572 (2011)


F. Volpe
A Spinning Mirror for Fast Angular Scans of EBW Emission for Magnetic Pitch Profile Measurements
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 10D905 (2010)


F. Volpe
Analytical Solution of the O-X Mode Conversion Problem
Phys. Lett. A 374, 1737 (2010)


N.K. Hicks, W. Suttrop, K. Behler, F. Volpe and 9 coauthors
Fast sampling upgrade and real time NTM control application of the ECE radiometer on Asdex Upgrade
Fusion Science & Technology 57, 1 (2010)


H. Meyer, R.J. Akers, F. Alladio, F. Volpe and 106 coauthors
Overview of Physics Results from MAST
Nucl. Fusion 49, 104017 (2009)


H. Zohm, J. Adamek, C. Angioni, F. Volpe and 179 coauthors
Overview of ASDEX Upgrade results
Nucl. Fusion 49, 104009 (2009)


R. Bilato, F. Volpe, A. Köhn, R. Paccagnella, D. Farina, E. Poli, M. Brambilla
Feasibility of electron Bernstein wave coupling via O-X-B mode conversion in the RFX-mod reversed field pinch device
Nucl. Fusion 49, 075020 (2009)


L. Giannone, W. Schneider, P.J. McCarthy, F. Volpe and 22 coauthors Real time magnetic field and flux measurements for tokamak control using a multi-core PCI Express system
Fus. Eng. Design 84, 825 (2009)


B. Esposito, G. Granucci, S. Nowak, F. Volpe and 10 coauthors
Disruption Control on FTU and ASDEX Upgrade with ECRH
Nucl. Fusion 49, 065014 (2009)


D.H. Wagner, J.K. Stober, F. Leuterer, F. Volpe and 24 coauthors
Progress and First Results with the New Multi-Frequency ECRH System for ASDEX Upgrade
IEEE Trans. Plasma Science 37, 395 (2009)


F.A.G. Volpe, M.E. Austin, R.J. La Haye, J. Lohr, R. Prater, E.J. Strait and A.S. Welander
Advanced techniques for neoclassical tearing mode control in DIII-D
Phys. Plasmas 16, 102502 (2009)


J.P. Qian, L.L. Lao, Q.L. Ren, H. Rinderknecht, F. Volpe, C. Zhang and B.N. Wan
Equilibrium reconstruction of plasma profiles based on soft x-ray imaging in DIII-D
Nucl. Fusion 49, 025003 (2009)


R. Prater, D. Farina, Yu. Gribov, R.W. Harvey, Y.R. Lin-Liu, E. Poli, A.K. Ram, A.P. Smirnov, F. Volpe, E. Westerhof, A. Zvonkov and ITPA Steady State Operations Topical Group
Benchmarking of codes for electron cyclotron heating and electron cyclotron current drive under ITER conditions
Nucl. Fusion 48, 035006 (2008)


A.Pochelon, A.Mueck, L.Curchod, Y.Camenen, S.Coda, B.P.Duval, T.P.Goodman, I.Klimanov, H.P.Laqua, Y.Martin, J.-M.Moret, L.Porte, A.Sushkov, V.S.Udintsev, F.Volpe and the TCV Team
Electron Bernstein wave heating of over-dense H-mode plasmas in the TCV tokamak via O-X-B double mode conversion
Nucl. Fusion 47, 1552 (2007)


B.Lloyd, R.J.Akers, F.Alladio, F.Volpe and 83 coauthors
Overview of physics results from MAST
Nucl. Fusion 47, S658 (2007)


V.Shevchenko, G.Cunningham, A.Gurchenko, E.Gusakov, B.Lloyd, M.O’Brien, J.Preinhaelter, A.Saveliev, A.Surkov, F.Volpe, M.Walsh
Development of Electron Bernstein Wave Research in MAST
Fusion Science & Technology 52, 202 (2007)


A.Mueck, Y.Camenen, S.Coda, L.Curchod, T.P.Goodman, H.P.Laqua, A.Pochelon, L.Porte, V.S.Udintsev, F.Volpe, TCV Team
Electron Bernstein Wave Heating and Emission in the TCV Tokamak
Fusion Science & Technology 52, 221 (2007)


A.Mueck, L.Curchod, Y.Camenen, S.Coda, T.P.Goodman, H.P.Laqua, A.Pochelon, L.Porte, F.Volpe, TCV Team
Demonstration of Electron-Bernstein-Wave Heating in a Tokamak via O-X-B Double-Mode Conversion
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 175004 (2007)


Weakly relativistic dielectric tensor for arbitrary wavenumbers
Phys. Plasmas 14, 122105 (2007)


U.Tartari, G.Grosso, G.Granucci, F.Gandini, S.Garavaglia, G.Grossetti, A.Simonetto, V.Mellera, V.Muzzini, L.Lubyako, A.Shalashov, F.P.Orsitto, G.Ciccone and F.Volpe
Evolution of the millimeter-wave collective Thomson scattering system of the high-field tokamak Frascati Tokamak Upgrade
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 043506 (2007)


U.Tartari, G.Grosso, G.Granucci, L.V.Lubyako, A.G.Shalashov, E.V.Suvorov, F.P.Orsitto, A.Simonetto, S.Nowak, F.Volpe, A.Bruschi, F.Gandini, V.Muzzini, S.Garavaglia and G.Grossetti
Critical issues highlighted by Collective Thomson Scattering below electron cyclotron resonance in FTU
Nucl. Fusion 46, 928 (2006)


G.F.Counsell, R.J.Akers, L.C.Appel, F.Volpe and 69 coauthors
Overview of MAST Results
Nucl. Fusion 45, S157 (2005)


Sensitivity of ITER ECRH Upper Launcher to Steering Errors and Changes of Profiles and Integration with Equatorial Launcher
Journal of Phys.: Conf.Series 25, 283 (2005)


W.A.Houlberg, C.Gormezano, J.F.Artaud, F.Volpe and 20 coauthors
Integrated Modeling of the Current Profile in Steady-State and Hybrid ITER Scenarios
Nucl. Fusion 45, 1309 (2005)


F.Wagner, S.Bäumel, J.Baldzuhn, F.Volpe and 49 coauthors
W7-AS: One step of the Wendelstein stellarator line
Phys. of Plasmas 12, 072509 (2005)


B.Lloyd, J-W.Ahn, R.J.Akers, F.Volpe and 65 coauthors
MAST and the impact of low aspect ratio on tokamak physics
Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 46, B477 (2004)


H.P.Laqua, H.Maassberg, F.Volpe, W7-AS Team and ECRH-Group
Electron Bernstein Wave Heating and Current Drive in Overdense Plasmas at the Wendelstein 7-AS Stellarator
Nucl. Fusion 43, 1324 (2003)


H.P.Laqua, H.Maassberg, N.Marushchenko, F.Volpe, A.Weller, W7-AS Team, W.Kasparek and ECRH-Group
Electron-Bernstein-Wave Current Drive in an Overdense Plasma at the Wendelstein 7-AS Stellarator
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 75003 (2003)


F.Volpe, H.P.Laqua and the W7-AS Team
BXO mode-converted electron Bernstein emission diagnostic (invited)
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1409 (2003)


H.H.Hacker, R.Burhenn, K.Kond, F.Volpe and 73 coauthors
Spectra of highly ionized xenon (6-30 nm) excited in W7-AS plasmas
Appl. Phys. B 73, 59 (2001)


F.Orsitto, A.Brusadin, Yu.Brodsky, S.Cirant, S.Filchenkov, G.Grosso, E.Giovannozzi, L.Lubyako, A.Perminov, U.Tartari, F.Volpe
Characterization and Preliminary Results of the Collective Thomson Scattering (CTS) System on FTU Tokamak
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 1158 (1999)

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