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Derek Schaffer receives NASA HTIDS grant to study heliospheric shock heating in the lab

posted Mar 25, 2019, 11:41 AM by Jason TenBarge

On Dec. 20, D. Schaffer was award a grant through NASA's HTIDS (Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science) program for a proposal titled, “Understanding Electron and Ion Heating by Collisionless Shocks in Laboratory and Space Plasmas.” The goals of the research are aimed at understanding particle heating across high-Alfvén-Mach-number collisionless shocks using high-powered laser experiments, numerical simulations, and spacecraft observations. The three-year award starts in FY 2019. W. Fox from PPPL and L.-J. Chen from UMD/GSFC are co-investigators.

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