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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

Apparatus for investigating non-linear microwave interactions in magnetised plasma

Bingham, R., Ronald, K., Whyte, C. G., Wilson, K., Phelps, A. D. R., Cairns, R. A., Eliasson, B., Koepke, M. E., Cross, A. W., Speirs, D. C., Robertson, C. W., MacInnes, P. & Bamford, R., 8 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
laser plasma interactions
plasma dynamics
ion acoustic waves

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


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