APS DPP Annual Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

November 8-12, 2021 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sorting Categories – Revised 2021

Submissions should include a DPP sorting category from the list below. Sorting categories are used to assign contributed abstracts to a session. Each contributed abstract must indicate both a “type” category and a “subject classification” category in order to be assigned to an appropriate session. Preferences for a group’s abstract placement must be specified in numerical order or first author order in the “Special Instructions” field.

As always, Magnetic Confinement includes both device-specific and nonspecific categories. If you request a device-specific category, the Program Committee will make every effort to place your contribution in a session devoted to that device or class of devices. Likewise, if you choose a non-device-specific category we will endeavor to place you with other contributions related to that topic, even if your work is based on a specific device. This is to allow you the choice of device-oriented versus science topic-oriented placement.

Early Career Scientists: If you are an early career scientist, based on a recent or anticipated Ph.D. thesis, please use the “Special Instructions” field if you wish to present a 24-minute oral contributed talk. In the Special Instructions field indicate “Ph.D. Oral-24”. These talks are double the standard 12-minute length oral contributed presentations and will be flagged in the program. For this purpose, an early career scientist is one who anticipates Ph.D. completion within one year, or who has completed a Ph.D. within the past two years.

Societal impacts, diversity, equity, and inclusion: Please indicate in the Special Instructions field if you believe your presentation has particular societal or environmental connections. These might include plasma-based water purification or medicine. They might include other aspects of diversity, equity, or inclusion in our field. Please use “DEI” in the Special Instructions field. These presentations will be flagged in the virtual program.

Group contributed submissions: It will be extremely helpful to the DPP Program Committee when groups, however small, will indicate in the Special Instructions field the names of first authors in the preferred order of presentation. In addition, please email your ordered group list to Program Chair Denise Hinkel and Saralyn Stewart.

Metadata: Stay tuned for guidance regarding metadata that will be linked to presenter submissions.

Type Categories – Choose one

  1. Theory/Computational
  2. Experimental/Observational
  3. Combined/General

Subject Classification Categories – Choose one

1.00 Fundamental Plasma Physics

1.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
1.02 Analytical and computational techniques
1.03 Pure-ion and pure-electron plasma
1.04 Anti-matter plasma
1.05 Partially ionized and neutral-dominated plasma
1.06 Strongly coupled plasma
1.07 Waves, oscillations, and instabilities
1.08 Turbulence and transport
1.09 Magnetic reconnection
1.10 Dynamics, complexity, and self-organization
1.11 Elementary and atomic processes
1.12 Dusty plasma and multiphase media
1.13 Plasma sheath
1.14 Shock wave and discontinuity
1.15 Plasma production, sources, and heating

2.00 Space plasma (within heliosphere)

2.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
2.02 Analytical and computational techniques
2.03 Atmospheric and Ionospheric
2.04 Magnetospheric
2.05 Heliosphere: (sun, solar wind, heliopause):  missions to the Solar System
2.06 Heliosphere (sun, solar wind, heliopause):   other heliospheric topics

3.00 Astrophysical plasma (beyond heliosphere)

3.01 Observational and laboratory measurement techniques
3.02 Analytical and computational techniques
3.03 Gamma-ray bursts, white dwarfs, and neutron stars
3.04 Accretion, astrophysical dynamo, jets, and black-holes
3.05 Supernova hydrodynamics
3.06 Cosmic ray acceleration and propagation

4.00 Low-temperature plasma science, engineering, and technology

4.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
4.02 Analytical and computational techniques
4.03 Sustainable energy, including lighting and photovoltaics
4.04 Clean air and water, including purification, combustion, and waste treatment
4.05 Manufacturing and materials
4.06 Electric propulsion
4.07 Health, medicine, and bio-agent destruction
4.08 Generation, stability, and control
4.09 Interactions with complex surfaces

5.00 Particle acceleration, beams and relativistic plasmas
5.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
5.02 Analytical and computational techniques
5.03 Relativistic high-energy-density physics
5.04 Beam-plasma wakefield accelerators
5.05 Laser-plasma wakefield or direct laser accelerators
5.06 Laser-plasma ion accelerators
5.07 Intense laser-driven x-ray sources
5.08 Coherent radiation or secondary particle sources
5.09 High field physics

6.00 Magnetic confinement


6.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
6.02 Analytical and computational techniques
6.03 Research in support of ITER burning plasma physics
6.04 Long pulse and steady-state tokamak physics
6.05 Magnetohydrodynamics and stability
6.06 Heating and current drive
6.07 Turbulence and transport
6.08 Energetic particles
6.09 Disruptions and runaway electrons: modeling, avoidance, detection, and mitigation
6.10 Particle and power handling, divertor physics and plasma-material interactions
6.11 Edge and pedestal physics
6.12 Active control
6.13 Conventional tokamaks: DIII-D, JET, TCV, AUG, HL-2A
6.14 Superconducting tokamaks: WEST, EAST, KSTAR
6.15 High field tokamaks: SPARC, C-Mod and others
6.16 Low-aspect ratio tokamaks: PEGASUS, NSTX-U and MAST-U
6.17 Other tokamaks: HBT-EP, J-TEXT, QUEST
6.18 Stellarators and helical systems: W7-X, LHD, HSX CTH and others
6.19 Self-organized configurations: FRCs, RFPs, Spheromak, Pinches
6.20 Whole device modeling
6.21 Reactor technologies: measurements and diagnostics
6.22 Reactor technologies: analytical and computational

7.00 Inertial confinement


7.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
7.02 Analytical and computational techniques
7.03 Laser-plasma instabilities
7.04 Z-pinch, X-pinch, exploding wire plasma, and dense plasma focus
7.05 Hohlraum and x-ray cavity physics
7.06 Compression and burn
7.07 Hydrodynamic instability
7.08 Advanced driver concepts
7.09 Fast ignition and shock ignition
7.10 Heavy-ion fusion science and ion-driven targets
7.11 Magneto-inertial fusion

8.00 High-energy-density science


8.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
8.02 Analytical and computational techniques
8.03 High-energy-density hydrodynamics
8.04 Magnetized high-energy-density plasma
8.05 Warm dense matter
8.06 Nonlinear optics of plasma
8.07 Short-pulse laser-on-plasma interactions
8.08 High-Z, multiply ionized atomic physics
8.09 Equations of state
8.10 HEDP laboratory astrophysics

9.00 Education and outreach
10.00 Undergraduate or high school research
  10.01 High-school research
10.02 Undergraduate research
11.00 Mini-Conferences

11.01 Gatekeeper Workshop: Creating a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Pipeline
11.02 Collisionless Shocks in Laboratory and Space Plasmas
11.03 The High Repetition Rate Frontier in High-Energy-Density Physics
11.04 Measuring and Modeling Plasma Surface Interactions
11.05 The Second Mini-Conference on Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Plasma Research

12.00 Supplemental
13.00 Postdeadline