UCLA Plasma and Environmental Physics Laboratory and HIPAS

Lab Director -- Alfred Y. Wong
UCLA Plasma Physics Laboratory
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles CA 90095
tel 310-825-9531
fax 310-206-2173

The Plasma and Environmental Physics Laboratory is an experimentalist group under Professor Alfred Wong with 30 staff, researchers, and students. The laboratory operates a 14,000 sq. ft. facility on the UCLA campus and the 120 acre High Power Auroral Stimulation Observatory (HIPAS) near Fairbanks Alaska.

Employment Opportunity

Two year intern appointment in a management position for a technical lab. Applicant should be well-acquainted with computer management tools and personal skills. Technical background is important. Position for Bachelor degree holder with intention to go into business school after two years.

Current Activities

Plasma Torch

A high-temperature plasma is used to destroy hazardous and/or toxic wastes.

Plasma Centrifuge

This device is intended for use in cleaning up radioactive wastes by separating radioactive from non-radioactive materials.

Isotope Separation

A plasma process using ion cyclotron resonance for the enrichment of medically useful isotopes.

Basic Plasma Physics

Experiments on non-linear wave growth, beam-plasma interactions, parametric instabilities, caviton collapse, radio frequency heating, dusty plasmas, and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF).

Ozone Remediation

Experimental investigation of the process of ozone destruction by CFC's and methods to reverse the process.

High Power Auroral Stimulation Observatory HIPAS

Eight antennas like those in the picture are used to modify the ionosphere with high power radio waves near Fairbanks, Alaska. Radio wave soundings, optical diagnostics and other techniques are used to probe the ionosphere.

Lab Staff
Prof. Alfred Wong

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