The Institute for Fusion Studies
Office: RLM 11.320
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
Dynamical range of the WINDMI model: An exploration of possible magnetospheric plasma states
Space Physics Research supported by National Science Foundation Grant WINDMI
Substorm Dynamics from a Low-Order Physics Model
Rice Colloquium, 2 February 1999
PHY 302L, Course Information for Fall 2003
Updated Vita (2007)