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Research Interests

Theory and simulations of waves and nonlinear structures plasmas, relativistic laser-plasma interactions, ionospheric physics and radio wave propagation, quantum phenomena in plasmas. Also development of Vlasov-Maxwell simulation codes, numerical codes for wave propagation in the ionosphere and in laboratory plasmas, kinetic models of nonlinear water waves, etc. See extended homepage on http://personal.strath.ac.uk/bengt.eliasson/ Was awarded Fellow of American Physical Society 2012.

Significant publications:

  1. Bengt Eliasson: Instability of a thin conducting foil accelerated by a finite wavelength intense laser. New Journal of Physics 17, 033026, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/033026 (2015).
  2. Bengt Eliasson and K. Papadopoulos: Numerical study of anomalous absorption of O mode waves on magnetic field-aligned striations. Geophysical Research Letters 42(8), 2603-2611, doi:10.1002/2015GL063751 (2015).

  3. B. Eliasson and F. Haas: Trapping and instability of directional gravity waves in localized water currents. Physical Review E 89, 063014, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.063014 (2014).
  4. Bengt Eliasson: Full-scale simulations of ionospheric Langmuir turbulence. Modern Physics Letters B 27(8), 1330005 (27 pages), doi:10.1142/S0217984913300056 (2013).

  5. P. K. Shukla and B. Eliasson, Novel attractive force between ions in quantum plasmas. Physical Review Letters 108, 165007, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.165007 (2012).

  6. B. Eliasson, C.-L. Chang, and K. Papadopoulos, Generation of ELF and ULF electromagnetic waves by modulated heating of the ionospheric F2 region, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 117, A10320, doi:10.1029/2012JA017935 (2012).

  7. B. Eliasson, X. Shao, G. Milikh, E. V. Mishin, and K. Papadopoulos, Numerical modeling of artificial ionospheric layers driven by high-power HF-heating, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics117, A10321, doi:10.1029/2012JA018105 (2012).

  8. B. Eliasson and P. K. Shukla, Relativistic X-ray free-electron lasers in the quantum regime, Physical Review E 85, 065401(R), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.066401 (2012).

  9. B. Eliasson and P. K. Shukla, The formation of electrostatic shocks in quantum plasmas with relativistically degenerate electrons. Europhysics Letters (EPL) 97, 15001, doi:10.1209/0295-5075/97/15001 (2012).

  10. Eliasson and P. K. Shukla, Numerical Investigation of the Instability and Nonlinear Evolution of Narrow-Band Directional Ocean Waves. Physical Review Letters 105, 014501, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.014501 (2010).

  11. B. Eliasson: Numerical simulations of the Fourier transformed Vlasov-Maxwell system in higher dimensions – Theory and applications, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics 39(5&7), 387-465, doi:10.1080/00411450.2011.563711 (2010). 
  12. P. K. Shukla and B. Eliasson, Nonlinear theory for a quantum diode in a dense Fermi magnetoplasma, Physical Review Letters 100, 036801, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.036801 (2008).

  13. B. Eliasson, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, R. Z. Sagdeev, and P. K. Shukla, Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons via a double layer emerging from an ultra-thin foil, New Journal of Physics 11, 073006, doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/7/073006 (2009).


  • Plasma physics. Ionized gases
  • Numerical analysis

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2001 2019

High-Power Laser-Plasma Interaction

Liu, C. S., Tripathi, V. K. & Eliasson, B., 30 May 2019, Cambridge. 300 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

laser plasma interactions
high power lasers
charged particles
Open Access
Langmuir turbulence
Electromagnetic waves
radio frequencies
electromagnetic radiation


Fellow of American Physical Society

Bengt Eliasson (Recipient), Sep 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2004 2018

Microwaves in Beams & Plasmas 2018

Bengt Eliasson (Speaker)
12 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Vlasov simulations of relativistic parametric instabilities in laser-plasma interactions

Bengt Eliasson (Speaker)
24 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk