Wendell Horton

The University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Physics

The Institute for Fusion Studies

Research Scientist
Transport Processes in Plasmas

Office: RLM 11.320
Phone: 512-471-1594
Fax: 512-471-6715

Space Physics & Astronomy
Star Power Fusion Research
WINDMI Space Physics Research

TRANSPORT BARRIER DYNAMICS (in .pdf format, 1.1megs)

Dr. Horton is a widely known authority on plasma physics. Horton's core area of research is plasma transport. He has published a wide range of scientific works on plasma transport ranging from the fundamental symmetries in collisional and turbulent transport equations to exotic soliton wave transport mechanics.

The support and applications for his research is principally from the quest for plasma confinement for achieving thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory. Since 1987 Horton has devoted part of his research activities to transport in the Earth's magnetosphere. The magnetosphere is characterized by an extremely collisionless plasma making available new plasma transport regimes well beyond those existing in laboratory plasmas.

Prof. Horton has published a new book entitled Turbulent Transport in Magnetized Plasmas. The book explains how magnetized plasmas self-organize in states of electromagnetic turbulence that transports particles and energy out of the core plasma faster than anticipated by the fusion scientists designing magnetic confinement systems in the 20th century. It describes theory, experiments and simulations in a unified and up-to-date presentation of the issues of achieving nuclear fusion power.

For more info about this book, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8362

New Preprints:
The Solar-wind driven magnetosphere-ionosphere as a complex dynamical system

Dynamical range of the WINDMI model: An exploration of possible magnetospheric plasma states

Recent Publications