Publications by Year

Nonlinear regimes of the electron cyclotron drift instability in Vlasov simulations
Phys. Plasmas 29, 030701 (2022); doi: 10.1063/5.008308;  Arash Tavassoli, Andrei Smolyakov, Magdi Shoucri, and Raymond J. Spiteri;






  • 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

Publications by Topic

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.