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V. Alexander STEFAN, D.Sc.




V. Stefan, internationally renowned for his research
in various areas of plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion, has performed scientific research in many of the world's leading research centers like P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a founding member of The STEFAN UNIVERSITY and is a founder/series editor for four book series. V. Stefan is the inventor of the ultra short wavelength beat-wave driven free electron laser. His current research is focused on laser neurophysics  and laser genomic medicine.



Books  by 
V. Alexander Stefan 
( Author, Editor)

DOCTOR FAUSTEF  by V. Alexander Stefan

V. Alexander Stefan - Works in Chronological Order

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC DOSSIER *  **

* Incomplete
** This material is organized in the  form of scientific biography. 
Accordingly, reproduction of this material, or any part of it,
 is prohibited without a permission by V. Stefan.

 


 

CONTENTS

 

1. BIOGRAPHIC DATA

 

            1.1            PERSONAL DATA 

            1.2            EDUCATION

            1.3            PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

            1.4            TEACHING EXPERIENCE

            1.5            EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

            1.6            ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

            1.7            ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

            1.8            HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

2. RESEARCH 

 

                        2.1            RESEARCH AREAS

                        2.1.1.            Basic Plasma Physics

                        2.1.2.            Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion

                        2.1.2.a.               Tokamaks

                        2.1.2.b.               Laser Fusion

                        2.1.2.c.               Particle Beam Fusion

                        2.1.2.d.               Magnetic Mirrors

                        2.1.2.e.               Bumpy Torus

                        2.1.3.            Particle Accelerators

                        2.1.4.            Free Electron Lasers

                        2.1.5.            X-Ray Generation

                        2.1.6.            Pulsed Power Systems

                        2.1.7.            Upper Atmospheric, Space and Astro Plasma Phenomena

                        2.1.8.            Tethered Satellite Systems

                        2.1.9.            Marangoni Ocean Waves (Surfactant Phenomena)

                        2.1.10           Laser-Diamond Interaction

                        2.1.11           Nonlinear Acoustics, Seismoprospecting 
 

                        2.2       PUBLICATIONS

                        2.2.1.   Books 

                        2.2.1.a.            Author

                        2.2.1.b.            Editor

                        2.2.1.c.            Series Editor

                        2.2.2.   Reviews

                        2.2.3.   Invited Papers

                        2.2.4.   Journal Articles

                        2.2.5.   APS Annual Meetings

                        2.2.6.   Various Scientific Meetings

                        2.2.7.   Internal Reports

                        2.2.8.   Unpublished Works

                        2.2.9.   Works In Progress 

                        2.2.10. Publications in Philosophy of Science

                        2.2.11. Citations

                          2.3.       Patents
 

3. Professional Activities Other Than Research

 

                        3.1.  ORGANIZER AND CHAIRMAN OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
                                (see APPENDIX)

                        3.2.  PRINCIPAL  SCENTIFIC INVESTIGATOR ON U.S.     
                                 GOVERNMENT   CONTRACTS AND/OR GRANTS

                        3.3.  SCIENTIFIC REFEREE FOR JOURNALS AND U.S AGENCIES
   
   

1.

1. BIOGRAPHIC DATA

 

1.1. PERSONAL DATA 

 
  • Citizenship: USA

  • Other Activities than Science: Guitar Playing, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Photography, Writing.

  • Recreational Activities: Soccer, Swimming, Rock Climbing

 

1.2       EDUCATION

 

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering and Technical Physics, 1973, University of Belgrade,
Belgrade.

M. Sc., Plasma Physics, 1976, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 
Belgrade.

D. Sci, Physics, 1980, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, jointly with the 
P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 
Moscow, Russia.

 

1.3       PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

·        Institute for Nuclear Sciences, "Boris Kidrich," Belgrade, Research Physicist, 1973-1981.

·        P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, Visiting Research Physicist, 1977-1981. 

·        Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Fusion Center, Visiting Scientist, 1981-1982.

·        University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physics, Visiting Scientist, May 1982.

·        University of California, San Diego, Department of Physics, Visiting Scholar, June-August 1982; Visiting Assistant Research Physicist, 1982-1984.

·        General Atomics, Inc., San Diego, California, Consultant, August 1982.

·        JAYCOR, Inc., San Diego, California, Consultant, 1982-1985.

·        California Space Institute, University of California, San Diego, Visiting Assistant
Research Physicist, 1985.

·        Maxwell Labs, S-Cubed Division, San Diego, California Research Physicist, 1986-1989.

·        Physical Dynamics, La Jolla, California, Research Physicist, 1988.

·        Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, Research Associate, 1988-1989.

·        La Jolla Institute, La Jolla, California, Research Physicist, Consultant, 1988-1989.

·        Maxwell Labs, Balboa Division, San Diego, California, Consultant, 1989.

·        Krall Associates, Inc., Del Mar, California, Consultant, 1990-1991.

·        The STEFAN UNIVERSITY (The Institute for Advanced Physics Studies), La Jolla, California, Founding President, 1989-Present.

 

1.4       TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 
  • V. Stefan taught a course in Classical Electrodynamics and Advanced Plasma Physics, and gave numerous tutorial lectures on advanced plasma physics and laser-matter interaction at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences in Vinca, Belgrade, University of Belgrade, and University of Montenegro.  
  • He has given a series of tutorial lectures on advanced parametric plasma theory at many U.S.research centers:  Plasma Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Department of Physics of the University of California, Los Angeles; Department of Physics of the University of California, San Diego; Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California;  and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University.
  • Numerous tutorial/research talks were given in Russia: P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow; Kurchatov Institute for Atomic Energy, Moscow; Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, former Leningrad; University of Georgia at Tblisi, Georgia, Former Soviet Union, and at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia.
 

1.5       EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

 
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1.6       ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 
  • V. Stefan is a founding member of The Stefan University (The Institute for Advanced Physics Studies) in 1989 - a California non-profit corporation.  Within the Institute for Advanced Physics Studies, he founded FRONTIER SCIENCE RESEARCH CONFERENCES - F S R C, which organizes summer and winter schools, topical conferences, workshops, and various advanced courses.  He is currently the founding president of The STEFAN UNIVERSITY (The Institute for Advanced Physics Studies).
 

1.7       ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

 

            A number of activities were initiated by V. Stefan -  a scientific poster production project was established.  The scientific posters are a new idea on the market; they serve as educational-visual material reaching various levels of potential buyers:  high schools, universities, gift shops, etc.  Several new series of books in physics have also been initiated by V. Stefan.  The series involve relatively short length books written by the most prominent scientists in a particular area of physics, with emphasis on self-explanatory and comprehensive structure, so that can be used by advanced students and specialists.  A production of video material depicting the lives of prominent scientists, historical epochs in the development of science, and important contemporary scientific events were also conceived by V. Stefan.

            Stefan University Foundation, Inc., promotes the physics in life sciences (brain research, DNA, origin of life, etc.).

 

1.8       HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

·        IREX Award for Research in the U.S.A.

·        Member of the American Physical Society.

·        Member of American Association for Advancement in Science.

·        Biographee for Who's Who in California,Who's Who in America,Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

2.

2. RESEARCH

 

2.1       RESEARCH AREAS

 

 

  •          In his continuing professional career, Dr. V. Stefan has been contributing to a wide range of topics in basic plasma physics, thermonuclear fusion physics, plasma particle acceleration, free electron lasers, X-Ray generation, pulsed power systems, space plasma physics, tethered satellite physics, Marangoni ocean waves, laser-diamond interaction, and seismo-acoustics.  

  •       He worked on plasma heating in tokamaks, mirrors and bumpy torii; generation of suprathermal particles, harmonics and magnetic fields in laser plasma interactions and anomalous processes in heavy ion beam and relativistic electron beam interaction with plasma.  He has contributed to the development of parametric theory in field of modulated driver pumps and to the theory of nonlinear interaction of radio waves with the ionospheric plasma.  He has worked in the development of saturation processes of parametric instabilities in the framework of weak and strong plasma turbulence theories.  

  •       V. Stefan has contributed to the theory of collective acceleration of particles, free electron lasers (FEL) and current drive in tokamaks.  He worked on theory of electrodynamic and mechanical aspects of tethered satellite systems.  

  •       He has contributed to the theory of opening switches, plasma pinches, plasma transport theory and dusty plasma theory.  He also worked on the theory of ocean waves in the presence of surface active materials (Marangoni waves).  His interest also involves philosophy of science.

 

2.1.1.   Basic Plasma Physics

 

·                    Activities in basic plasma physics include parametric coupling theory of plasma modes in current carrying plasmas, plasma - relativistic electron beam (REB), magnetized and inhomogeneous plasma systems.  A strong attention has been dedicated to this problem in the last twenty years.  A new type of two-plasmon instability was discovered in current-carrying plasma.

·                    He was involved in the development of nonlinear coupling of non-monochromatic electromagnetic waves with plasma. A general theory was presented by him in 1983, with a variety of application possibilities:  controlled fusion, particle accelerators, free electron lasers and ionospheric modification.

·                    V. Stefan was involved in the development of general EIKONAL theory of nonlinear  electromagnetic wave-plasma interaction culmination with a paper published in 1987. This is the most general theory presently available.  It has been used successfully in laser plasma interaction and radio frequency heating of magnetically  confined plasmas (Tokamaks, Bumpy Tori and Mirrors).

·                    He has been dedicating a significant research effort to the investigation of interaction of laser radiation with strongly inhomogeneous plasma.  A new wave has been discovered  - leaking surface waves and the possibility of 100% absorption of laser radiation by these waves.

·                    The majority of his research in basic plasma phenomena has been dedicated to plasma parametric turbulence problem.  It involves the development of weak and strong parametric turbulence theory for magnetized plasma.  A general theory using cascading plasma wave collapse as saturation mechanism was published in 1985.  Since, then, this theory is successfully applied to many plasma environments:  inertially confined plasma, magnetically confined plasma, and ionospheric modification.  

·                    He is involved in research of radiation-induced-acceleration in plasma systems and in basic plasma phenomena involving Alfvén waves (Alfvén Plasma Maser).

·                    V. Stefan is involved in research on self-consistent approach to ion-acoustic turbulence in plasmas.  This approach is based on quasilinear scattering of electrons of ion-acoustic turbulence and nonlinear scattering of ion-acoustic modes off ions.

 

2.1.2.   Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Research

 

  2.1.2.a.  Tokamak Thermonuclear Fusion

 

·                    In Tokamak Physics, his research was focused on parametric coupling and absorption in the electron-cyclotron, lower hybrid, frequency ranges.  He is involved in research on current drive in parametrically turbulent plasmas and in Tokamak plasma stability.  A significant research effort has been done by him in stabilization of trapped particle modes in tokamak environment by radio-frequency waves

·                    Cross field diffusion and heating caused by trapped particle instabilities (TPI) in the presence of coherent arbitrarily polarized electromagnetic waves in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies has been studied.  It was shown that the energy loss rates due to the TPI can be significantly reduced due to the resonant coupling to ion cyclotron harmonic sidebands.  Also calculation of the transport and heating due to the ion cyclotron waves themselves was performed.  Using the condition that they are of sufficient amplitude to stabilize the TPI, and sing cascade theory the saturated level of the ion cyclotron turbulence is estimated.

·                    A novel technique of efficient current drive in Tokamaks by CO2 asymmetric irradiation of D-T pellets in vacuum has been proposed.  Using CO2 lasers of energy > 1kJ and with pulse length  less than nanosecond, it is possible to produce simultaneously background plasma and current in Tokamaks.  The current consists of suprathermal electrons produced as a consequence of resonant laser pellet interaction.  Particularly in CO2 laser-pellet interaction 90% of absorbed energy is transferred to fast electrons with energy around 100keV and density < 1019 cm-3. We study conditions in interaction physics and pellet design under which this scheme has higher current drive efficiency compared to other schemes.

 

    2.1.2.b.  Laser DRIVEN Thermonuclear Fusion

 

·                    In this area he is involved in research on suprathermal particles, generation of d.c. magnetic fields and laser radiation harmonics.  He also worked on Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholts instabilities in laser-pellet interaction.

·                    Generation of suprathermal particles, laser radiation harmonics and quasi-stationary magnetic fields, have been playing a crucial role in diagnostics of laser-laser produced plasma interaction relevant for laser fusion.  They are intrinsically a consequence of absorption processes in laser-plasma coupling and have been  used as a major tool in new experimental techniques for studies of microscale laser-laser fusion plasma interaction in experiments using neodymium glass and carbon dioxide lasers.  There are, however, negative aspects of generation processes regarding laser driven fusion:  suprathermal electrons and X-rays produced by them preheat the core of thermonuclear spherical target-pellet; accelerated ions deteriorate implosion symmetry; the quasi-stationary magnetic fields inhibit thermal energy flux toward the pellet core necessary to provide fusion temperatures in the case of non-igniting pellets and/or mass ablation of the pellet's shell in the case of igniting pellets.  Consequently, generation processes enhance the demand for the laser driver energy and severely threaten the overall success of the ablation-laser-fusion program. 

 

    2.1.2.c.  Particle Beam DRIVEN Thermonuclear Fusion

 

·                    Here, his research is oriented to anomalous effects in heavy-ion-beam interaction with fusion pellets.  Also research has been done in combined usage of laser and relativistic electron beam in interaction with fusion pellets.  

·                    Based on simple physical models the problem of collective plasma modes excitation in heavy-ion beam fusion have been studied.  Heavy-ion beam produced plasma is assumed to be highly ionized when a dominant role in stopping power calculation is played by free electrons.  Excitation of Langmuir waves (LW) through "descrete" interaction (long-distance collisions) was studied.  In calculation of stopping power a full dielectric permittivity of hot plasma is utilized to include collisional and noncollisional linear dissipation of LW.  Neglecting in rate equations hydrodynamic motion during heavy-ion beam pulse and thermal conductivity of target plasma, electric field energy level of LW was estimated.  Based on this estimation analyses have been done regarding the possibility of appearance of anomalous effects in heavy-ion beam produced plasma similar to those met in other inertial confinement fusion schemes.

·                                Along with heavy ion-beam energy coupling to a pellet, propagation stability of the beam through the chamber plays a crucial role in heavy ion beam fusion.  Utilizing Monte Carlo simulation propagation characteristics of a relativistic heavy ion beam through a background gas with pressures in the range of 1-30 Torr. have been studied.  Influence of generation of secondary electrons on heavy ion beam propagation was considered.  The emphasis was put on focusing by self-induced magnetic fields.

 

   2.1.2.d.  Magnetic Mirror Thermonuclear Fusion

 

·                    In this fusion plasma environment his research was directed to stabilization of interchange modes by radio-frequency waves in ion-cyclotron frequency regime.  A theory was developed (1985) which explained the results of Phaedrus Mirror at the University of Wisconsin.

·                    It has been shown that spatially uniform electric fields at frequency ω0 in the ICRF can stabilize electrostatic interchange modes by driving sidebands at ω ± ω0 which couple nonlinearly to the low frequency quasimodes at ω.  By relaxing driver fields in dipole approximation and using weak turbulence techniques the nonlinear interaction of ICRF fields of arbitrary wave vector k~0 with interchange modes has been studied.  Results were obtained which depend on the polarization of the ICRF, e.g., for k~0, E~0 ^ B~0  (|E~0| is the ICRF field amplitude and B~0 the ambient magnetic field).  The dependence on k0 is weak for kLn > 1 (k is the interchange wave number and Ln is the density gradient length), and full stabilization remains possible in a variety of situations.  A new interaction due to finite k0 becomes possible for k~0, E~0 _ B~0, which is shown to have a strong effect on low frequency stability.  

·                    A weak coupling, mode-mode dispersion relation was used to study scattering of magnetosonic waves off interchange modes.  The scattered waves were rf sideband waves which correspond to magnetosonic modes.  It was demonstrated that his process can stabilize interchange modes if certain conditions are satisfied.  For fast wave scattering, the interaction is stabilizing if k < 2k0 cos |θ|, where θ is the angle between the rf wave vector k~0 and the interchange wave vector k~.  When θ = 0 or π, for example, near-resonant (k » 2k0) backscattering stabilizes interchanges for small incident fast wave electric field strength, given in standard notation) by

            E0 > 2 (2Ln (1 + Te/Ti)/Rc)1/2   (1 - k2/4k20)1/2  B0 vi/c.

·                    These predictions were compared with those of previous calculations based on other mechanisms for rf stabilization of interchange modes.

 

2.1.2.e.  Bumpy Torus Thermonuclear Fusion

 

·                    Parametric coupling of EM waves with Bumpy Torus plasma was investigated in electron-cyclotron, lower-hybrid and in cyclotron frequencies.  Parametric generation mechanism of electron and ion rings were also studied by V. Stefan and collaborators.  Anomalous absorption processes are investigated for this fusion scheme and results published in Phys. Fluids (1985):
(Stefan, V., Krall, N.A., "Nonlinear Mode Conversion and Anomalous Absorption Processes During Radio Frequency Heating of Bumpy Torus Plasmas", Phys.  Fluids. 28 (1985) 2937-2959 (23 pages)

·                    In the Elmo Bumpy Torus - EBT thermonuclear fusion scheme, waves in the electron cyclotron frequency range (E C F R) play a crucial role.  They are used in a steady-state plasma creation, in plasma sustainment, and in core plasma heating.  In addition, wave absorption in the second electron-cyclotron harmonic resonance layer plays a dominant role in the production of the hot electron annulus required for stability.

·                    Motivation for the study was to evaluate the significance of parametric processes in electromagnetic wave-EBT plasma interactions and more specifically in wave heating of EBT plasma.  The calculations done were also used in investigating the possibility of "nonlinear control" in EBT, e.g., new ways of production of e - and i - rings, their location, modification of startup conditions, etc.

 

2.1.3.  Plasma Particle Accelerators

 

·                    A novel technique for creation of an ultra-high gradient (GeV/m) particle accelerator is studied.  It is based on stimulated Raman scattering of a beat laser driver (ω01, k01), (ω02, k02) on Doppler-shifted Langmuir waves (LW) in parallel interaction with relativistic electron beam.  The saturated electric field amplitude of the parametrically driven accelerating LW is given by E2LW/8π = f(I0, I1, Ω) where Iα (α = 0, 1) are laser irradiancies, Ω = ω01 - ω02 beat frequency chosen to be Ω ³ 2ωB (ωB is the beam plasma frequency), and f function denoting regimes of parametric coupling.  Due to the different scaling laws valid for parametric interaction compared to nonlinear mixing the energy gain per electron (ΔW) and laser-LW coupling efficiency (η) can be significantly higher than in conventional plasma beat-wave accelerators (ΔW ~ 1GeV, η ~ 10%).

 

2.1.4.   Free Electron Lasers

 

·                    A novel technique for creation of a free electron laser (FEL) is proposed by V. Stefan.  It is based on stimulated Raman backscattering (SRS) of a beat laser driver (ω01, k01), (ω02, k02) on Doppler shifted electron Bernstein (EB) modes excited on a relativistic electron beam.  The frequency of EB modes ωEB(n) is nΩe (n = 1, 2, ..., where ωe is the beam electron cyclotron frequency), and beat frequency ω01 - ω02 = (n + α) Ωe (0 £ α £ 1) so that the FEL wavelength is given by λFEL = (c/VEB (1)) x λEB(1) / 4γ2REB (n + α) (VEB(1) - phase velocity of principal EB mode and c free space speed of light).  For n = 10 and γREB = 10, FEL wavelengths, γFEL = 0.8 - 1.6μm, can be easily obtained if guiding longitudinal magnetic field B0 is of the order of a few kG.  Threshold (dissipative and mismatching) for the lasing process is proportional to (2n(n - 1)!)1/4.  The efficiency of the proposed FEL can be significantly higher than that of the FEL with a wiggler field.

 

 2.1.5.   X-Ray Generation

 

·                    An interaction of CO2 laser beam with preformed Z-pinch plasma is proposed by V. Stefan as a source of a hard X-ray radiation.  Linear and nonlinear absorption processes of laser radiation by Z-pinch plasma are studied.  Runaway electrons of approximately hundred of keV's can be initially produced.  They can be further accelerated up to 1 MeV energies in a resistive electric field of Z-pinch plasma.  The Runaway electron current and X-Ray radiation yield are studied for various parameters.

 

  2.1.6.   Pulsed Power Systems

 

·                    The development of various types of micro instabilities that can take place in the environment of Z-pinch type switches have been investigated.  Special attention of V. Stefan is dedicated to gradient instabilities (temperature and density) taking into account the strong collisionality which is present in these plasmas.  He also studied production of runaway electrons due to the Dreicer field and plasma turbulence, and corresponding beam instabilities.  The influence of the above mentioned instabilities on plasma resistivity and their effects on Z-pinch plasmas are thoroughly investigated by V. Stefan and collaborators.

 

  2.1.7.  Ionospheric, Space, and Astrophysical
 Plasma Phenomena

 

·                    His research work in this area involved the double parametric resonance theory for ionospheric modification experiments.  A study has been done regarding excitation of oblique Langmuir wave, electron Bernstein and ion-Bernstein modes in ionospheric environment.

·                    Interest in space plasma physics includes plasma magnetospheric masers (or Alfvén maser).  A research is concentrated on effective absorption saturation and passive mode synchronization.

·                    V. Stefan is involved in research on hot interstellar gas (galactic wind).  The research is based on strong coupling of cosmic rays with self generated Alfen turbulence.

 

  2.1.8.   Tethered Satellite Systems

 

·                    There has been renewed interest in the mechanical and electrical effects of coupling two space craft together by long tethers.  The equivalent potential produced by the Lorentz force can be many kilovolts, and if connection can be made to the ambient plasma, substantial electrical effects could be produced.  However, even at densities of 10-7 amps per square centimeter, current withdrawal has profound effects on the surroundings; major local disturbances are produced, and long signals propagate to distant parts of the magnetosphere.  The theory of both the local and distant phenomena has been developed by V. Stefan and collaborators.

 

2.1.9.   Marangoni Ocean Waves - (Surfactant Phenomena)

 

·                    The formalisms for the treatment of physico-chemical kinetics of surface active substances (surfactants) at the liquid-gas interface has been studied by V. Stefan.  Three formalisms for surfactant kinetics are studied; pure diffusion and pure Langmuir chemical kinetics (LCK) formalisms, and diffusion in interplay with Langmuir chemical kinetics.  The problems regarding the general solutions (analytical and numerical) within the formalisms are stated.  Based on two-phase physical model of diffusion-adsorption (desorption) processes, mathematical formalism of the adsorption kinematics is significantly simplified in the work of V. Stefan.  Surface adsorption and subsurface volume concentration are analytically studied at early and late (saturation) phase of adsorption process.  The saturation time is analytically evaluated as a function of diffusion and surface-potential barrier (SPB) crossing characteristics of surface active materials.

 

2.1.10. Laser-Diamond Interaction for Jewelry Industry

 

·                    His recent research has been focused on application of laser diamond research science to jewelry industry.  The major goal is to use this interaction to grade the diamonds: clarity, color, cut with emphasize on design of new measurement instruments.

 

2.1.11.  Nonlinear Acoustics - Seismoacoustics

 

·                    The model of a granular medium with fluid pore filling is used to study the variations of linear and nonlinear elastic parameters as a function of initial stress and material structure. The research is focused on geological conditions interesting for seismoprospecting.

 

2.2       PUBLICATIONS    (Incomplete) 

 

 2.2.1.  Books 

 

2.2.1.a. Author 

 

1.         V. Stefan: Theory of Nonlinear Electromagnetic Wave-Plasma
 
      Interaction,  (S-U-Press, 1996.)                                                              

2.         V. Stefan: Einstein's Wisdom (S-U-Press, 2000.)      

 

  2.2.1.b. Editor /Author

 

1. V. Stefan (Editor):  Research Trends in Physics:  Nonlinear and Relativistic Effects in Plasmas, (American Institute of Physics, New York, 1992) 750 pages.  

 2. V. Stefan (Author/Editor): PHYSICS and SOCIETY. Essays in Honor of V. F. Weisskopf   (American Institute of Physics, New York,1988)


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PHILOSOPHY

  • Ephemeron : The Particle of Time The Stefan University Press, July 21, 2000)

 

 2.2.1.c. Series Editor  

 
  • Frontiers in Biomedical Science and Technology. ISSN:1541-8766    

  • Frontiers in Science and Technology.  ISSN:1543-4028 

  • Research Trends in Physics.    ISSN:1543-4036

  • Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Physics.  ISSN:1543-7329

                             

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   2.2.2.  Reviews

 

·                    1.         Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Nonlinear Mode Conversion and Anomalous Absorption Processes During Radio Frequency Heating of Bumpy Torus Plasmas, Phys.Fluids, 28 (1985) (23 pages)

·                    2.         Stefan, V., Cohen, B., and Joshi, C., "Nonlinear Mixing of Electromagnetic Waves in Plasmas," Science, 243, 696, Jan. 27, 1989 (6 pages).

·                    3.         Stefan, V., "Laser Driven Fusion Research:  Laser Radiation Absorption Processes and Role of Suprathermal Particles, Laser Radiation Harmonics, and Quasistationary Magnetic Fields," In preparation .

 

   2.2.3.  Invited Papers

 

·                     1.        Stefan, V., "Generation of Suprathermal Particles, Harmonics and Magnetic Fields in Laser Produced Fusion Plasma," X-Symposium on Physics of Ionized Gases, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, (1980) 637-664 (28 pages).

·                     2.        Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Wave Conversion at Electron Cyclotron Resonance and Heating of Tokamak Plasmas," Spring College on Fusion Energy, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1981) 79-84 (6 pages).

·                     3.        Stefan, V., "Effects of Density Profile Steepening on Generation of Suprathermal Particles, Harmonics and Magnetic Fields in a Laser Plasma," Spring College on Fusion Energy, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1981) 181-186 (6 pages).

 

2.2.4.  Journal Articles

 


  • 3. Kovalev, V.F., Pustovalov, V.V., Romanov, A.B. and Stefan, V., "Turbulent Plasma in the Field of Intense High Frequency Radiation," Jour. de Physique, Coll. C.7, Supp. 7, Tome 40 (1979) 605-610 
    (6 pages).


  • 4. Abdullaev, A. Sh., Aliev, Yu. M., Bychenkov, V. Yu., and Stefan, V., "Magnetic Instabilities of Laser Produced Plasma and Spontaneous Generation of  Magnetic Fields," Phys. Lett. A, 71, (1) (1979) 63-65 
    (3 pages).




  • 7. Krupnova, L.V., Stefan, V., Tikhonchuk, T., "Parametric Absorption of Radiation and Turbulence of Plasma in a Strong Magnetic Field," Sov. Phys. Jour. of Plasma Physics, 7 (1981) 744-749 
    (6 pages).



  • 9. Stefan, V., and Frolov, A.A., "Magnetic Fields Generation via Linear Conversion of Laser Radiation into Leaking Surface Waves in a Laser Plasma," Phys. Lett. A, 87 (8),398 (1982). (4 pages



  • 11. Stefan, V., "Unified Theory of Parametric Excitations in Magnetized Plasma upon the Action of Non-monochromatic Driver Pump, Part 2, Multiple Driver Pump,"Phys. Fluids, 26 (7) (1983) 1789-1796 
    (8 pages).


  • 12. Stefan, V., "Unified Theory of Parametric Excitations in Magnetized Plasma upon the Action of Non-monochromatic Driver Pump, Part 2, Multiple Driver Pump,"Phys. Fluids, 26 (7) (1983) 1797-1803 
    (8 pages).




  • 15. Liu, C.S., Chan, V.S., Tripathi, V.K., and Stefan, V., "Density Threshold for Parametric Instability of Lower Hybrid Waves in Tokamaks," Phys. Fluids, 27, (1984) 1709-1717 
    (9 pages).


  • 16. McBride, J., Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Stabilization of Interchange Modes by Radio Frequency Sideband Coupling," Phys. Rev. Lett., 54 (49) (1985) 42-45
    (4 pages).





  • 20. Stefan, V., Krall, N.A., and McBride, J.B., "The Nonlinear Eikonal Relation of  a Weakly Inhomogeneous Plasma upon the Action of Arbitrarily Polarized Finite Wavelength Electromagnetic Waves," Phys. Fluids, 30 (1987) 3703-3712 
    (10 pages).


  • 21. Stefan, V., Cohen, B., and Joshi, C., "Nonlinear Mixing of Electromagnetic Waves in Plasmas", Science, 243, 696, Jan. 27, 1989 
    (6 pages).


  • 22. Rukhadze, A.A., and Stefan, V., Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute, No 7,8, 57  (1992), (5 pages).


  • 23. Chegotov, M.V., Silin, V.P., and Stefan, V., "Four Wave Sidescattering Absolute Instability of Stimulated Brillouin Backscattering in Plasmas," Phys. Lett. A176, 237 (1993).


  • 24. Alexandrov, A.F., Rukhadze, A.A., and Stefan, V., "The Causality Principle and  its Consequences for Linear Electrodynamics of Media, Bulletin of the Russian  Academy of Sciences", Physics, Vol. 57, No 4, 201 (1993), (7 pages).


 

2.2.5.   American Physical Society Annual Meetings
 (Plasma Physics Division)

 
  • 1. Brueckner, K.A. and Stefan, V.; "Possibility of Anomalous Plasma Effects in Heavy-Ion Beam Fusion,"
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , 27, 8 (1982)

  • 2. Stefan, V.; "Nonlinear Evolution of Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz  Instabilities in Laser Driven Plasmas," 
    Bul Am. Phys. Soc.
    , 27, Part II, (1982).

  • 3. Stefan, V. and Krall, N.A.; "Nonlinear Mode Conversion and Anomalous Plasma Heating at Electron Cyclotron Frequency Range in EBT, 
    Bul. Am. Phys
    . 28 (8)1257 (1983).

  • 4. Brueckner, K.A. and Stefan, V.; "Stability of Beam Propagation in Heavy Ion Beam Fusion," 
    Bul. Am. Phys
    . 28 (8) 1257 (1983).

  • 5. Stefan, V.; "Simultaneous Current Drive and Plasma Production in Tokamaks by CO2 Laser Asymmetric Irradiation of D-T Pellets, 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc
    . 29 (8) (1984).

  • 6. McBride, J., Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A.; "Finite k®0 Effects on ICRF             Stabilization of Interchange Modes by Radio Frequency Sideband Coupling, 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc
    . (1985)

  • 7. Stefan, V. and Thompson, W.B.; "Effects of Current Collection in the Magnetosphere," 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc
    . 30 No. 9, 1365 (1985).

  • 8. Krall, N.A., Stefan, V., and McBride, J.B.; "Effect of Ion Cyclotron Waves on Plasma Transport and Heating by Dissipative Trapped Particle Modes," 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc
    . 30 No. 9, 1370 (1985).

  • 9. McBride, J.B., and Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A.; "Scattering of Magnetosonic  Waves off Interchange Modes in Mirror Plasmas," 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc
    . 30, No. 9, 1376 (1985)

  • 10. Stefan, V., Wilson, A.R., and Waisman, E.M.; "Role of Plasma Instabilities in Resistivity Enhancement of Z-Pinch Type Switches," 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc. Plasma Physics
    31, No. 9, 1582 (1986).

  • 11. Stefan, V., Parks, D.E., Rotenberg, M., 
    Waisman, E.R., and Wilson, A.R.; 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc
    . 32, No. 9, 1713 (1987).

  • 12. Stefan, V., "Parametric Plasma Beat-Wave Accelerator," 
    Bul. Am. Phys. Soc33
    , No. 9, 1884 (1988).

  • 13. Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., Physics Phenomenology in SCIS, 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , 35, No 9, 2136 (1990).

  • 14. Krall, N.A., Wong, K., Stefan, V., Rosenberg, M., and Bussard, R.W., Theory of Physics Phenomena in the Polywell Plasma Confinement Geometry, 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc
    ., 36, No 9, 2319 (1991).

  • 15. Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Radio Frequency Confinement of Tokamak Plasmas," Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., (1992).

  • 16. Stefan, V.; "X-Ray Generation by CO2 Laser Z-Pinch Plasma Hybrid, 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc
    ., (1992).

  • 17. Appolonov, V.V., Artemjev, A.I., Fedorov, M.V., Prokhorov, A.M., Suzdal'tsev, A.G., and Stefan, V., "Acceleration of Relativistic Electrons by a Focused Laser Beam in the Presence of a Static Homogeneous Magnetic Field," 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc
    ., (1992).

  • 18. Stefan, V., "Acceleration of Relativistic Electron Beams by Beat-Lasers,"   
    Bull.
    Am. Phys. Soc., (1990).

  • 19. Rukhadze, A.A., and Stefan, V., "Radiation Acceleration of Neutral Particles in Weakly Ionized Plasma at Cyclotron Resonance," 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , (1992).

  • 20. Stefan, V., "Plasma-Impurity Effects on Ion-Acoustic Turbulence and Anamalous Transport in Laser Fusion", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc
    ., 38, No 10, 1912 (1993).

  • 21. Appolonov, V.V., Stefan, A., Prokhorov, A.M., Federov, M.V., and Suzdal'tsev, A.G., "Acceleration of Electrons by Intense Focused Laser Radiation in Constant Magnetic Field with Optimized Geometry", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 1998 (1993)

  • 22. Rukhadze, A.A., Stefan, V., "Radiation-Collision-Drag Acceleration of Plasma Ions", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 1998 (1993)

  • 23. Breitschwerdt, D., Shapiro, V, and Shevchenko, V.and V.Stefan, "Effect of Cosmic Ray Spectrum on Galactic Wind Outflow", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 2016 (1993).

  • 24. Bespalov, P.A., and Stefan, V., "Magnetospheric Plasma Maser", 
    Bull. Am.Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 2019 (1993).

  • 25. Appolonov, V.V, Stefan, V., Prokhorov, A.M., Artemyev, A.I., Federov, M.V., Shapiro, E., "Free Electron Laser Based on Smith-Purcell Effect", Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., No 10, 2116 (1993).

  • 26. Rukhadze, A.A., Stefan, V., Kuzelev, M.V., Panin, V.A., "Nonlinear Theory of REB Microwave Amplifier with Dielectric-Plasma Load", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 2116 (1993).

  • 27. Appolonov, A.A., Stefan, V., Prokhorov, A.M., Kalachev, Yu.L., "Modeling of Focused Laser Beam and Electron Acceleration in Presence of Static Magnetic Field", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc
    , No 10, 2116 (1993).

  • 28. Stefan, V., "Plasma-Impurity Effects on Ion-Acoustic Turbulence and Anomalous Transport in Tokamak Fusion", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 2116 (1993).

  • 29. Stefan, V., "Modified Kramers-Kronig Relations for Plasma and Plasmalike  Media", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , No 10, 2116 (1993).

  • 30. Rukhadze, A.A., Stefan, V., "Pierce Acceleration of Relativistic Electron Beams", Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., No 10, 2118 (1993).

  • 31. Stefan, V., Tsytovich, V.N., "Dusty Plasma in Near-Earth-Space Environment",  Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., Vol. 39, No 7, 1767 (1994).

  • 32. Tsytovich, V.N., Stefan, V., "Neutrino Beam Driven Parametric Langmuir Turbulence in Supernova Explosions", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 39, No 7, 1767 (1994).

  • 33. Stefan, V., Uryupin, S.A., "Anomalous Transport in Plasmas with Two Ion Species", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 39, No 7, 1734 (1994).

  • 34. Bespalov, P.A., Stefan, V., "New Aspects of Magnetospheric Plasma Maser  Dynamics", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 39, No 7, 1718 (1994).

  • 35. Tsytovich, V.N., Stefan, V., "Stimulated Raman Scattering Effects on Photon Flux and Neutrino Generation in the Solar Interior", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol.39, No 7, 1716 (1994).

  • 36. Rupasov, A.A., Sarkisov, G.S., Kas'yanov, Yu.S., Shikanov, A.S., Stefan, V., "Magnetic Fields Measurements in Dense Plasmas", 
    Bull. Am Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 39, No 1687 (1994).

  • 37. Kuyanov, A.Yu., Skovoroda, A.A., Stefan, V., Timofeev, A.V., "Power Dependence of Electron Cyclotron resonance Current Drive Efficiency for Real T-10 Conditions", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., Vol. 39, No 7
    , 1629 (1994).

  • 38. Apollonov, V.V., Prokhorov, A.M., Stefan, V., Sorochenko, V.R., "Development of 10μm Picosecond, 1-10 Hz Repetition Rate, Laser System for Electron Acceleration", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 39, No 7, 1554 (1994).

  • 39. Stefan, V., " Nonlinear Effects at Tokamak Electron Cyclotron Resonance in Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 41, No 7, 1425    (1996).

  • 40. Bespalov, P.A., Efremova, V.G., Stefan, V., "Electron Fluxes After Explosive Injection in a Turbulent Solar Wind", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 41, No 7, 1581 (1996).

  • 41. Efremova, V.G., Bespalov, P.A., Stefan, A., "Three Whistler Excitation Band in Jupiter's Radiation Belts", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 41, No 7, 1581 (1996).

  • 42. Bespalov, P.A., Efremova, V.G., Stefan, V., "Phase Synchronization for Clock Event in the Jovian Electron Radiation Belts", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol 41, No.7, 1581 (1996)

  • 43. Oraevsky, V.N., Depueva, A.Kh., Ruzhin, Yu.Ya, Stefan, V., "The Ionospheric Forerunners of Earthquakes", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 41, No 7, 1583 (1996).

  • 44. Depueva, A.Kh., Ruzhin, Yu.Ya, Stefan, V., "The Earthquake as a Possible Cause of Appleton Equatorial Anomaly Generation", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 41 No 7, 1583 (1996).

  • 45. Ruzhin, Yu.Ya., Depueva, A.Kh, Stefan, V., "Compatibility of Payload Equipment for Monitoring of the Seismo-ionospheric Precursors", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 41, No 7, 1584 (1996).

  • 46. Stefan, V., "Laser Remote Sensing Measurements of Upper Atmosphere", Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., Vol. 42, No 10, 1886  (1997).

  • 47. Stefan, V., "Ecological Aspects of Laser-Troposphere Interaction", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 42, No 10, 1898 (1997).

  • 48. Ruzhin, Yu.Ya., Depueva, A., Stefan, V., "Regional Peculiarities of the Earthquake Precursors at the Ionospheric Altitudes", 
    Bull. Am. Phys. Soc.
    , Vol. 42, No 10, 2076 (1997).

  • 49.V. Stefan. Energy Confinement Time in Electron Cyclotron O-Mode Tokamak Plasma Interaction. American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, November 16-20, 1998 New Orleans, LA, abstract #U9P.41   WEB

  • 50 V. Stefan. Electron Cyclotron rf Current Drive in MHD Turbulent Tokamak Plasmas American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, November 16-20, 1998 New Orleans, LA, abstract #Q7S.18 WEB

  • 51.V. Stefan. Anomalous Absorption of X2-Driver Pump Power in DIII-D Tokamak Plasma Via Relativistic Electron Bernstein Modes and Lower Hybrid Waves. 2006 American Physics Society April Meeting. Saturday–Tuesday, April 22–25, 2006; Dallas, TX  PREVIEW ABSTRACT

  • 52. V. Stefan. Suppression of Weibel Instabilities by High Harmonic Electron Bernstein Modes in Advanced Fast Ignition Laser Fusion Pellets. 2006 American Physics Society November  Meeting. American Physics Society 2006; 48th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics. Monday–Friday, October 30–November 3 2006; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PREVIEW ABSTRACT

  • 53. V. Stefan. Anomalous Absorption of X2-Driver Pump Power in DIII-D Tokamak Plasma Via Relativistic Electron Bernstein Modes and Lower Hybrid Waves. 2006 American Physics Society April Meeting. Saturday–Tuesday, April 22–25, 2006; Dallas, TX PREVIEW ABSTRACT

  • 54.V. Stefan. Anomalous Absorption of High-Harmonic Relativistic Electron Bernstein Modes in Spherical Tokamak Plasmas 2007 APS April Meeting
    Saturday–Tuesday, April 14–17, 2007; Jacksonville, Florida
    Preview AbstracT

  • 55.V. Stefan. Nonlinear Collisional Absorption of High-Harmonic Relativistic Electron Bernstein Modes in the Princeton Spherical Tokamak Plasma. 49th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics. Monday–Friday, November 12–16, 2007; Orlando, Florida PREVIEW ABSTRACT

  • 56 V. Stefan. Suppression of Weibel Instabilities in Advanced Fast Ignition Laser Fusion Pellets by Two Cone-Guided Relativistic Laser Beams. 49th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics. Monday–Friday, November 12–16, 2007; Orlando, Florida. Preview Abstract

 

2.2.6.   International Scientific Meetings

 

·                     1.        Aliev, Yu. M., Gradov, D.M., Chernikov, A.A., Pustovalov, V.V., Silin, V.P., and Stefan, V., "Plasma Parametric Resonance in the Mon-Monochromatic Pump-Waves," VIII European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Vol. 1, Prague, Czechoslovakia (1977) 146 (1 page).

·                     2.        Stefan, V., "Combined Action of Laser and Electron Beam on Current Carrying Plasma," IX Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, Vol. 1, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1978) 213-215 (3 pages).

·                     3.        Aliev, Yu. M., Gradov, O.M., Nazaryan, A.N., and Stefan, V., "Parametric Generation of Harmonics in Inhomogeneous Plasma," IX Symposium on the       Physics of Ionized Gases, Vol. 1, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1978) 337-340 (4 pages).

·                     4.        Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Dissipation of a Finite-Bandwidth Radiation in Plasmas Near Electron-Cyclotron Harmonic Resonance," Joint Varenna-Grenoble International Symposium on Heating Toroidal Plasmas, Grenoble, France, Vol.1, 1978 Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK (1979) 231-235 (5 pages).

·                     5.        Stefan, V., "Cascade Saturation of Parametric Instabilities in Plasma Induced by Finite Bandwidth Driver Pump," 9th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Oxford, England (1979) BP-16 (1 page).

·                     6.        Stefan, V., "Weak and Strong Plasma Turbulence Processes in Laser Pulse Train  Fusion Pellet Interaction," X-Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, Vol. 1, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1980) 284-285 (2 pages).

·                     7.        Stefan, V., "On the Electric Field Structure of a p-Polarized Laser Radiation in Plasmas with Density Profile Steepening," X-Symposium on the Physics of  Ionized gases, Vol. 1, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1980) (2 pages).

·                     8.        Krupnova, L.V., Stefan, V., and Tikhonchuk, V.T., "Parametric Turbulence of  Oblique Langmuir Waves in a Strong Magnetized Plasma," X-Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, Vol. I, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1980) (2 pages).

·                     9.        Stefan, V., "Heating of Parametrically Turbulent Plasma Near Electron Cyclotron Resonance," 2nd Joint Varenna-Grenoble International Symposium on Heating in Toroidal Plasma, Como, Italy Vol. II (1980) 1149-1155 (7 pages).

·                     10.      Stefan, V., "Two-Plasmon Parametric Decay in Current Carrying Plasma," 15th  International Conference on Physics of Ionized Gases, Minsk, USSR (1981) (1 page).

·                     11.      Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Dissipation of Parametrically Driven Electron Bernstein Modes in Plasma Upon the Action of  Non-Monochromatic Driver Pump," X European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics," Moscow, USSR. (1981) (1 page).

·                     12.      Stefan, V., "Nonresonant Parametric Interaction of a High-Frequency Non-Monochromatic Driver Pump with Magnetized Plasma," X European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Moscow, USSR, (1981) (1 page).

·                     13.      Krupnova, L.V., Stefan, V., and Tikhonchuk, V.T., "Absorption of Radiation in Turbulent Strongly Magnetized Plasma," 15th International Conference on Physics of Ionized Gases, Minsk, USSR (1981) (1 page).

·                     14.      Stefan, V., and Frolov, A.A., "Generation of Strong Magnetic Fields in a Laser Plasma Under Total Absorption of Radiation," Conference on Surface Waves in Plasma, Sofia, Bulgaria (1981) (1 page).

·                     15.      Stefan., V., "Linear Conversion of Laser Radiation into Leaking Surface Waves in Laser Plasmas, 15th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, Schliersee, January 18-22 (1982).

·                     16.      Stefan, V., "Linear Generation of a B-Field in a Strongly Inhomogeneous Laser Plasma," IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Ottawa, Canada, (1982) 30 (1 page).

·                     17.      Stefan, V., "RF Current Drive in Tokamak Parametrically Turbulent Plasmas,"3rd Joint Varenna-Grenoble International Symposium on Heating in Toroidal Plasmas, Grenoble, France (1982) (4 pages).

·                     18.      Stefan, V., and Bers, A., "Parametric Phenomena at Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Tokamak Plasmas," Annual Sherwood Controlled Fusion Theory Conference, Santa Fe, NM 3c-24 (1 page) (1982).

·                     19.      Stefan, V., "Combined Nonlinear Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation and  Relativistic Electron Beam with Magnetized Plasma," 1982 International Conference on Plasma Physics, Goteberg, Sweden (1982) (1 page).

·                     20.      Krall, N.A., and Stefan, V., "Anomalous Absorption at Electron and Ion Cyclotron Harmonics in ELMO Bumpy Torus," 1983 Sherwood Theory Meeting, March 21-23, Arlington, Virginia, USA, (1983) 3P-4 (1 page).

·                     21.      Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Parametric Generation of Electron Ion Rings in EBT," 1983 Sherwood Theory Meeting, March 21-23, Arlington, Virginia, USA, (1983) 3P-3 (1 page).

·                     22.      Brueckner, K.A., and Stefan, V., "Delta Ray Production and Stability of Beam Propagation in Heavy Ion Beam Fusion," 1983 Sherwood Theory Meeting, Arlington, Virginia, USA, (1983) 2R-11 (1 page).

·                     23.      Stefan, V., "Strong Coupling of Linearly Excited Waves at Upper Hybrid Resonance in Tokamaks," 4th International Symposium on Heating in Toroidal  Plasma, Rome, Italy, (1984) (1 page).

·                     24.      Stefan, V., Krall, N.A., and McBride, J.B., "Nonlinear Interaction of Dissipative Particle Modes and Drift Waves with RF Fields in the Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies, 1985 Sherwood Theory Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 1985, 2S-2 (1 page).

·                     25.      Stefan, V., Wilson, A.R., and Salberta, E., "RF Tokamak Plasma Confinement due to Brillouin Scattering Trapped Particle Modes in Lower Hybrid Frequency Range," Sherwood Theory Conference, April 1988, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA, (1988) (1 page).

·                    26.       Stefan, V., "Ion Impurities Effects on Anomalous Transport in Tokamak Parametrically Driven Plasmas at Electron Cyclotron Frequency", 1994 International Fusion Theory Conference, 14-16 March 1994, Dallas, Texas (1 page).

·                    27.    Stefan, V., "Enhanced Thermonuclear Yield Due to Low-Harmonic Relativistic Electron Bernstein Modes in Spherical Tokamak Plasmas", 2005 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, , Stateline, Nevada 11-13 April 2005 (1 page).       PDF-1              PDF-2

·                    28.       Stefan, V., " Anomalous Absorption of Relativistic Electron Bernstein (REB) Modes Due to Raman Scattering and Two REB Mode Decay of X2-Driver in DIII-D Tokamak Plasma ", 16th Topical Conference on RF Power in Plasmas Park City, Utah April 11-13, 2005  PDF

·                    29.       Stefan, V., " Quasi-Stationary B-Fields Generation due to Weibel Instability in Fast Ignition Laser Fusion Pellet"
35th Annual Anomalous Absorption Conference
June 26 - July 1, 2005 Wyndham El Conquistador Resort 1000 El Conquistador Avenue Fajardo, Puerto Rico.     PDF-A

·                    30.       Stefan, V., " Pellet Core Heating via High Harmonic Electron Bernstein Modes in Fast Ignition Laser Fusion"
35th Annual Anomalous Absorption Conference
June 26 - July 1, 2005 Wyndham El Conquistador Resort 1000 El Conquistador Avenue Fajardo, Puerto Rico.     PDF-B 

 

2.2.7.   Internal laboratory Reports

 
  • 1. Stefan, V., "Plasma Phenomena Induced by Non-Monochromatic High-Frequency Driver Pump," Institute for Nuclear Sciences "Boris Kidrich" Report-1437, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1977) 1-7 
    (8 pages).

  • 2. Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Propagation of RF or Laser Radiation Through Homogeneous Semi-Bounded Plasma," Institute for Nuclear Sciences "Boris Kidrich" Report-1436, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1977) 1-9 
    (10 pages).

  • 3. Aliev, Yu. M., Gradov, D.M., Pustovalov, V.V., and Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Theory of Plasma Parametric Phenomena Induced by Non-Monochromatic Electromagnetic Radiation," P.N.LEBEDEV Institute of Physics FIAN-USSR Report, Moscow, No. 150 (1979) 1-10 
    (11 pages).

  • 4. Krupnova, L.V., Stefan, V., and Tikhonchuk, V.T., "Langmuir Plasma  Turbulence in a Strong Magnetic Field," P.N.LEBEDEV Institute of Physics FIAN-USSR Report, Moscow, No. 117 (1980), 1-24
    (25 pages).

  • 5. Stefan, V., and Tikhonchuk, V.T., "Influence of Lower Hybrid Heating on Tokamak Plasma Stability," All Union Seminar Parametric Turbulence and Nonlinear Process in Plasmas, P.N.LEBEDEV Institute of Physics FIAN, Moscow, USSR (1981) 
    (1 page).

  • 6. Stefan, V., "RF Current Drive in Tokamak Parametrically Turbulent Plasmas," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT-Report, PFC/CP-82-8, Cambridge, USA, (1982) 1-4 
    (5 pages).

  • 7. Stefan, V., and Bers, A., "Parametric Phenomena at Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating in Tokamak Plasmas,"  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT-Report PFC/TA-83-13, Cambridge, USA, (1983) 1-29 
    (30 pages).

  • 8. Liu, C.S., Chan, V.S., Tripathi, V.K., and Stefan, V., "Density Threshold for Parametric Instability of Lower Hybrid Waves in Tokamaks," GENERAL ATOMICS Technologies Report, GA-A179019, San Diego, USA, (1983) 1-46 
    (47 pages).

  • 9. Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Theory of Nonlinear Mode Conversion and Anomalous Plasma Heating in ELMO Bumpy Torus, Part 1, Upper Hybrid and Electron Cyclotron Resonance," Jaycor Report, #J5330-83-149, San Diego, USA, March (1984) 1-50 
    (51 pages).

  • 10. Stefan, V., Krall, N.A., McBride, J.B., "The Nonlinear Eikonal Relation of a Weakly Inhomogeneous Plasma Upon the Action of Arbitrarily Polarized Finite Wavelength Electromagnetic Waves," JAYCOR Report J530-84-230, San Diego, U.S.A., (1985) 1-40 
    (41 pages).

  • 11. Stefan, V., "Generation of Suprathermal Particles, Laser Radiation Harmonics and d.c. Magnetic Fields in Laser Fusion Plasma," S-Cubed Report SSS-IR-87-8383, San Diego, U.S.A., (1986) 1-151
     (152 pages).

  • 12. Stefan, V., "Laser Fusion Research:  Laser Radiation Absorption and Generation of Suprathermal Particles, Laser Radiation Harmonics and Quasistationary Magnetic Fields,"  The Institute for Advanced Physics Studies Report, IAPS-90-R101 (1989) NTIS  No. PB 94131463. (165 pages).

  • 13. Stefan, V., "X-Ray Production in Z-pinch Plasma in the Presence of Anomalous Resistivity," Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-89-R101 (1989).

  • 14. Stefan, V., "Adsorption Kinetics of Surface Active Substances at Liquid-Gas Interface (Asymptotic Behavior of Model Equations)," Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-89-R102 (1989).

  • 15. Stefan, V., "CO2 Laser Z Pinch Plasma Hybrid: A New Sources of Wide Energetic Range of X-Ray Radiation, Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-90 R101 (1990).

  • 16. Stefan, V., "Development of Micro-Instabilities in Z Pinch Type Switches Plasma", Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-90-R102 (1990)

  • 17. Stefan, V., "Enhacement of Laser Target Coupling",Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-91-R101 (1991).

  • 18. Stefan, V., "Beat Wave Laser Waveguide", Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-91-R102 (1991).

  • 19. Bespalov, P., Stefan, V., "Alfven Maser", Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-91-R102 (1991).

  • 20. Chegotov, M.V., Silin, V.P., and Stefan, V., "Stimulated Brillouin Backscattering in Plasmas," Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-92-R101 (1992).

  • 21. Silin, V.P., Stefan, V., and Uryupin, S.A., "Anomalous Transport in Dusty Plasmas," Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-92-R102 (1992).

  • 22. Maximov, A.V., Silin, V.P., and Stefan, V., "Thermal Filamentation Instabilities in Laser Plasmas," Tesla Laboratories Report, TeslaLabs-92-R103 (1992).

 

  2.2.10.  Publications in Philosophy of Science

 
  • 1.V. Stefan, On "Der Teil Und Das Ganze," by W. Heisenberg, Dialectica  (Belgrade), No. 3, Year VIII, pp. 113-117 (1973) (5 pages).

  • 2.V. Stefan, On "Causality and Chance in Modern Physics," by David Bohm, Dialectica (Belgrade), No. 1-2, Year X, pp. 85-90 (1975) (6 pages).

  • 3.V. Stefan, On "Philosophy of Mathematics," by Stephen F. Barker, Dialectica (Belgrade), No. 1-2, Year X, pp. 115-118 (1975) (4 pages).

  • 4.V. Stefan, On "Quantum Mechanics in a New Key," According to A. Landé, Dialectica (Belgrade), No. 2, Year XII, pp. 73-88 (1977) (16 pages).

 

2.2.11.  Citations (incomplete)

 

            1.         Stefan, V., "Nonlinear Dissipation of the Parametrically Driven Electron
                        Bernstein Mode in Plasmas," Phys. Lett. 83A, (8) (1981) 397-400 
                        (4 pages).

 

                        by:       Heikinen, J.A., Phys. Fluids, 29, 1120 (1986)

                                    Heikinen, J.A., Phys. Scr., 33, 349 (1986)

                                    Liu, C.S., Phys. Report, 130, 143 (1986)

                                    Silin, V.P., Phys. Report, 135, 1 (1986)

                                    Liu, C.S., Phys. Fluids, 27, (1) 175 (1984)

            2.         Stefan, V., "Heating in Toroidal Plasmas," Proc. 2nd Joint 
                        Grenoble-Varenna Symp., Eds. E. Canobio, H.P. Eubank, G.G. Leotta, A. 
                        Malein, and Sindoni, 2 (1981), 1149 (Commission of the European 
                        Communities, Directorate General XII, Fusion Programme, 1049 
                        Brussels, Belgium).

                        by:       Liu, C.S., Phys. Report, 130, 143 (1986)

            3.         Stefan, V., and Frolov, A.A., "Magnetic Fields Generation via Linear 
                        Conversion of Laser Radiation into Leaking Surface Waves in a Laser 

                        Plasma," Phys. Lett. A, 87 (8), (1982).

                        by:       Stamper, J.A., Laser Part., 9, 841 (1991)

            4.         Stefan, V., "Unified Theory of Parametric Excitations in Magnetized 
                        Plasma upon the Action of Non-monochromatic Driver Pump, Part 1, 
                        Modulated Driver Pump," Phys. Fluids, 26 (7) (1983) 1789-1796 (8 
                        pages).

                        by:       Pandey, H., J. Appl. Phys., 66, 4685 (1989)

                                    Aronov, E., Phys. Reports, 197, 99 (1990)

                                    Fasoli, A., Phys. Fluids B, 3, 1171 (1991)

            5.         Stefan, V., "Unified Theory of Parametric Excitations in Magnetized 
                        Plasma upon the Action of Non-monochromatic Driver Pump, Part 2, 

                        Multiple Driver Pump," Phys. Fluids, 26 (7) (1983) 1797-1803 (8 pages).

                        by:       Pandey, H., J. Appl. Phys., 66, 4685 (1989)

                                    Aronov, E., Phys. Reports, 197, 99 (1990)

                                    Fasoli, A., Phys. Fluids B, 3, 1171 (1991)

            6.         Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Theory of Nonlinear Mode Conversion 
                        and Anomalous Absorption Processes During Radio-Frequency
                        Heating of EBT Plasmas," JAYCOR Report, J530-83-130, October 1983.

                        by:       Silin, V.P., Phys. Reports, 135, 1 (1986)

            7.         Stefan, V., and Bers, A., "Parametric Absorption in Electron
                        Cyclotron Resonance Heating of  Tokamak Plasmas," Phys. Fluids, 27, (1)
                        (1984) 175 183 (9 pages).

                        by:       Cohen, B., Phys. Fluids 30, 2676 (1987)

                                    Porkolab, M. Nuclear Fusion 28, 239 (1988)

                                    Saleem, H., J. Plasma Physics, 38, 453 (1987)

                                    Andreje, P., Plasma Physics, 28, 371 (1986)

                                    Heikinnen, J.A., Phys. Fluids, 29, 1120 (1986)

                                    Heikinnen, J.A., Phys. Scr., 33, 349 (1986)

                                    Matsuda, K., Phys. Fluids, 29, 3490 (1986)

                                    Saleem, H., Phys. Scr., 34, 167 (1986)

                                    Silin, V.P., Phys. Report, 135, 1 (1986)

                                    Sugaya, R., J. Phys. Jpn, 58, 2794 (1989)

            8.         Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Short Wave-Length Parametric Absorption
                        at Electron Cyclotron Harmonics in ELMO Bumpy Torus," 
                        Phys. Rev. Lett., 52(19)(1984) 41-44 (4 pages).

                        by:       Shukla, P.K., Phys. Lett. A, 106, 169 (1984)

            9.         Stefan, V., and McBride, J.B., "Stabilization of Interchange Modes in 
                        Mirror Plasmas by Resonance Coupling to Ion-Cyclotron Sidebands," 

                        Phys. Fluids, 20(1985) 3189-3190 (2 pages).

                        by:       Abe, N., Phys. Fluids, 31, 3035 (1988)

                                    Otani, N.F., Phys. Fluids, 31, 158 (1988)

                                    Byrers, J.A., Phys. Fluids, 29, 2327 (1986)

            10.       Stefan, V., Krall, N.A., and McBride, J.B., "The Nonlinear Eikonal 
                        Relation of a Weakly Inhomogeneous Plasma upon the Action of
                        Arbitrarily Polarized Finite Wavelength Electromagnetic Waves,"
                        Phys. Fluids, 30 (1987) 3703-3712 (10 pages).

                        by:       Cohen, B. Phys. Fluids, 30, 2676 (1987)

                                    Porkolab, M., Nucl. Fusion, 28, 239 (1988)

                                    Cohen, B., Nucl. Fusion, 28, 1519 (1988)

                                    Stenflo, L., Phys. Scr., 130, 166 (1990)

                                    Pandey, H.D., J. Appl. Phys., 66, 4685 (1989)

                                    Stenflo, L., Radio Sci., 24, 559 (1989)

                                    Cohen, B., Phys. Fluids B, 3, 766 (1991)

            11.       Stefan, V., and Krall, N.A., "Nonlinear Mode Conversion and
                        Anomalous Absorption Processes During Radio Frequency Heating of
                        Bumpy Torus Plasmas,"  Phys. Fluids, 28 (1985) 2937-2959 (23 pages).

                        by:       Cohen, B., Phys. Fluids, 30, 3703 (1987)

                                    Sharma, R.P., Phys. Rev. Lett., 35, 3567 (1987)

                                    Porkolab, M., Nuclear Fusion, 28, 239 (1988)

                                    Saleem, H., J. Plasma Physics, 38, 453 (1987)

                                    Schanda, E., Helv. Phys. A, 60, 1067 (1987)

                                    Schanda, E., Helv. Phys. A, 61, 778 (1988)

                                    Bergmann, R., J. Plasma Phys., 36, 97 (1986)

                                    Saleem, H., Phys. Scr. 34, 167 (1986)

                                    Sharma, R.P., Phys. Fluids, 29, 4055 (1986)

                                    Shukla, P.K., Phys. Fluids, 29, 2479 (1986)

                                    Gabral, J.A.C., Plasma Phys., 31, 267 (1989)

                                    Sugaya, R., J. Phys. Jpn, 58, 2794 (1989)

                                    Sugaya, R., J. Phys. Jpn, 60, 3367 (1991)

                                    Kruer, W.L., Radio Sci., 25, 1351 (1990)
                                    
                                   
Kruer, W.L., Research Trends in Physics: 
                                    Nonlinear and Relativistic Effects in Plasmas
, V. Stefan, Editor 
                                    AIP, New York, 1992.

                                   

            12.       Stefan, V., Cohen, B., and Joshi, C., "Nonlinear Mixing of  
                        Electromagnetic  Waves in Plasmas," Science, 243, 696, Jan. 27, 1989 

                        (6 pages).    

                        by:       Pandey, H.D., J. Appl. Phys., 66, 4685 (1989)

                                    Federici, J.F., IEEE, Plasmas, 19, 549 (1991)

                                    J.H. Rogers et. al., Phys. Fluids B, 4, 1921 (1992)

                               J.H. Rogers, and D.Q. Hwang, Phys. Rev. Lett., 68, 3877 (1992)

                                    C. Chen et. al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, 73 (1992)

            13.       V. Stefan (Editor):  Research trends in Physics: Nonlinear and 
                        Relativistic Effects in PlasmasAmerican Institute of Physics, New York, 
                        1992, 750  pages.   

                        by:       Drake, R.P., Phys. Rev. Lett., 67, 2477 (1991).

                                    Chen, C., MIT Report, PFC/JA-9214 (1992).

 

2.3       PATENTS      

 

            1.   Beat-Wave Driven Free Electron Laser,

            2.   Parametric Plasma Beat-Wave Particle Accelerator.

            3.   X-Ray Generation (CO2 Laser-Z Pinch Plasma Hybrid)

3.

3.  Professional Activities Other Than Research

 

3.1       ORGANIZER AND CHAIRMAN OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

 

       

                        V. Stefan organized and chaired/co-chaired the following meetings:

 

  •             Topical Conference on Research Trends in Nonlinear and Relativistic Effects in Plasmas, February 5-8, 1990, Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California

  •             Achievements in Physics, January 28-29, 1991, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California, in Cooperation With the Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Inertial Confinement Fusion, February 4-6, 1991, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Coherent Radiation Generation and Particle Accelerators, February 11-13, 1991, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Chaotic Dynamics and Transport in Fluids and Plasmas, February 18-20, 1991, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Nonlinear Space Plasma Physics, February 25-27, 1991, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on New Ideas in Tokamak Confinement, January 27-29, 1992, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Plasma Astrophysics, November 8-10, 1993, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Nonlinear and Quantum Optics, November 22-24, 1993, La Jolla, California

  •             International Topical Conference on Research Trends in Environmental Physics, November 29-December 1,1993,  La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, California

 

 

3.3       SCIENTIFIC REFEREE FOR JOURNALS AND AGENCIES

 

            *  Physics of Fluids

            *  Journal of Plasma Physics

            *  Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

            *  Journal of Applied Physics

            *  NASA

            *  Nuclear Fusion

 

 

 

Mailing Address

E-MAIL:
vs@stefan-university.edu

P. O. Box 2946
La Jolla, CA 92038-2946
USA

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