Mode transitions in nonlinear evolution of the electron drift instability in a 2D annular ExB system. M. Sengupta and A. Smolyakov, Physics of  Plasmas 27, 022309 (2020). 

Different responses of the Rayleigh–Taylor type and resistive drift wave instabilities to the velocity shear. Y. Zhang, S. I. Krasheninnikov, and A. I. Smolyakov, Physics of  Plasmas 27, 020701 (2020).


Self-Organization, Structures, and Anomalous Transport in Turbulent Partially Magnetized Plasmas with Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields. O. Koshkarov, A. Smolyakov, Y. Raitses, I. Kaganovich, Physical Review Letters 122, 185001 (2019).

Gyro-kinetic theory and global simulations of the collisionless tearing instability: The impact of trapped particles through the magnetic field curvature. D. Zarzoso , S. Nasr, X. Garbet , A. I. Smolyakov , and S. Benkadda, Physics of Plasmas 26, 112112 (2019). 

Influence of flow shear on localized Rayleigh–Taylor and resistive drift wave instabilities. Y.Zhang, S.I. Krasheninnikov, A.I. Smolyakov, Contributions to  Plasma Physics 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/ctpp.201900098





  • Multiscale equatorial electrojet turbulence: Baseline 2-D model , E. Hassan, W. Horton, A.I. Smolyakov, D.R. Hatch, and S.K. Litt, Journal of Geophys. Res.-Space Phys. 120 1460-1477 (2015)
  • Ion sound instability driven by the ion flows , O. Koshkarov, A. I. Smolyakov, I. D. Kaganovich, and V. I. Ilgisonis, Physics of Plasmas 22, 052113 (2015)
  • Radial homogeneity of geodesic acoustic modes in ohmic discharges with low B in the T-10 tokamak , A.V. Melnikov, L.G. Eliseev, S.E. Lysenko, S.V. Perfilov, R.V. Shurygin, L.I. Krupnik, A.S. Kozachek, A.I. Smolyakov, Jetp Letters 100 555-560 (2015)







Earlier Publications

Selected Invited Talks and Conference Presentations

  • The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC),  11-15 September 2011, Kurhaus, Wiesbaden,  Germany.
  • The 5th IAEA Technical Meeting on the "Theory of Plasma Instabilities" September 5-7, 2011, in Austin, Texas, USA
  • Festival de Theorie, Momentum balance in toroidal plasmas, July 2011, Aix en Provence, France  
  • Prairie Lecture Series, University of Lethbridge/University of Calgary, February 2011. Zonal Flows in Magnetised Plasmas and Geostrophic Fluids,
  • Chalmers Institute of Technology (Sweden) - Istituto di Fisica del Plasma (Italy) Workshop, Varenna, Italy, June 8-10, 2011. 
  • University of Cambridge, July 22,  2010, Cambridge, UK.  Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge,  Programme GYROKINETICS IN LABORATORY AND ASTROPHYSICAL PLASMAS 
  • University Aix-Marseille, July 13th, 2010, Marseille, France.    
  •  International Institute of Fusion Science Workshop “Multiscale Interaction between magnetic islands and micro-turbulence in magnetic fusion devices”, June 21-25, 2010, Aix En Provence, France.
  •  24th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology, June 14-17, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.
  •  Physics and Modeling of Multi-scale Interactions in Plasmas Workshop, Kyoto University, Japan, Mar 9-10, 2010.
  • Festival de Theorie,  July 2009, Aix en Provence, France
  • IAEA Technical Committee Meeting, Kyoto, May 18-20, 2009, Japan
  • 2009 Easter Plasma Meeting,   Torino, Apr 15-17, 2009
  •  Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Nov 25 2009
  • Culham Science Center, UK, May 2009
  • 13th International Congress on Plasma Physics, Kiev, Ukraine, May 2006. Invited Topical Review: Nonlinear Effects in inductively coupled plasmas.       
  • International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy,March 4th, 2005. Invited lecture:  Review of the theory of neoclassical tearing modes.
  • 9thth Easter Plasma Meeting, Torino, Mar 31st, 2005, Italy. Invited talk: On rotation of magnetic islands.
  • 8th Easter Plasma Meeting: Reconnection and Turbulence in Magnetically Confined Plasmas, April 2003, Torino, Italy. Invited talk: Threshold phenomena in magnetic island theory.
  • The International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Greifswald, July 2003, Germany. Invited talk: Anomalous and Nonlinear Effects in Inductive Plasmas.
  • The International Conference and School on Plasma Physics, Ukraine, Sep 2002. Invited talk: Large scale flows and magentic field in drift wave turbulence and transport.    
  • Division of Plasma Physics, American Physical Society meeting, November 2002. Invited talk: Ponderomotive effects in low temperature gas discharge plasmas
  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, October 2001. Invited seminar: Generation of large scale flow and magnetic field in MHD plasmas: implications for momentum transport in accretion disks.
  • Workshop on Turbulence and Transport in Electromagnetic Turbulence, Aix-en-Provence, France, July 2001. Invited talk, Plasma flow and magnetic field structures in electromagnetic electron temperature gradient driven turbulence.
  • Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan, July 2001. Invited seminar. Effects of plasma flow and viscosity in magnetic island theory. 
  • Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan, July 2001. Invited seminar. Effects of plasma flow and viscosity in magnetic island theory.
  • Plasma theory and simulation advisory committee meeting for Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, January 2001. Invited talk: Zonal flow dynamics: Current status and prospects.
  • Workshop on Control of Neoclassical Tearing Mode by ECH, Kyushu University, Japan, February 2001. Invited talk, Inertial Effects in the theory of nonlinear magnetic islands.
  • Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, February 2001. Invited seminar: Dynamics of zonal flow and magnetic fields.
  • Annual Japan Physical Society meeting, Chuo University, Japan, March, 2001. Invited talk: Zonal flow instabilities in tokamak plasmas.
  • National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, June 2001. Invited seminar: Large scale flows in electromagnetic electron temperature gradient driven turbulence
  • International School of Plasma Physics Piero Caldirola, Theory of Fusion Plasmas, Varenna, Italy, August 2000, Invited Talk: Shear Flow instabilities in magnetized plasma and geostrophic fluids.
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy, October 2000. Invited seminar: Growth of large scale flows and field in plasmas.
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy November, 2000. Invited seminar: Anomalous and nonlinear effects in inductive plasmas.    
  • Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, York University, 4-7 June 2000, Invited Talk: On nonlinear and anomalous effects in inductively coupled plasmas for material processing and RF lighting technologies.
  • Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Alberta, 1999.  Invited seminar: Generation of zonal flows in magnetized plasmas and geostrophic fluids, December 1999.
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy 1997. Invited seminar: Rotating magnetic islands in a tokamak, April 1997.
  • Centre Canadien de Fusion Magnetique, Varennes, Canada, 1996. Invited seminar: Plasma rotation in a tokamak, February 1996.  
  • University of California at San Diego, Department of Physics, 1995.  Invited seminar: Neoclassical parallel viscosity and plasma rotation in a tokamak, May 1995.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Fusion Studies, 1994. Invited seminar: On anomalous transport equation, March 1994.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Nuclear Physics and Engineering Physics, 1994. Invited seminar: Plasma gyrovoscsity and finite Larmor radius magnetohydrodynamics, November 1994.  
  • Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, University of Regina, 4-7 June 1994, Invited Talk:  Anomalous transport due to long wavelength modes in a tokamak (with A. Hirose).
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy 1993. Invited seminar: Drift magnetic islands, October 1993.
  • University of Turin, Italy, Departamento di Fisica Teorica, 1993. Invited seminar: Nonlinear tearing modes in inhomogeneous plasmas, November 1993.
  • Centre Ricerche Energetiche ENEA, Frascati, Italy, 1993. Invited seminar: On rotating magnetic islands and error field threshold in tokamaks.
  • Theoretical and Strategic Studies Department Fusion, Culham, United Kingdom, 1993. Invited seminar: Anomalous transport equations in toroidal plasmas, November 1993.
  • JET Joint Undertaking, Culham, United Kingdom, 1993. Invited seminar: On drift effects in magnetic islands, November 1993.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Physics, Invited seminar: On turbulent energy transport, April 1993.  
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milan, Italy 1991.  Invited seminar: Neoclassical turbulent diffusion, May 1991.
  • International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, 1991. Invited seminar and workshop: Drift effects in magnetic islands, April 1991.