Plasma Physics Laboratory
Forrestal Campus, C-Site, Room L222
Princeton University
PO Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543

Tel: (609) 243-2162

Typically on Mon, Tue, and Thurs.
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Peyton Hall, Room 206
Princeton University
4 Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544

Tel: (609) 243-2162

Typically on Wed. and Fri.

Hantao Ji

I am a Professor at Department of Astrophysical Sciences and a Distinguished Research Fellow at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) (try here and here also), Princeton University.

News: After more than 20 years of continued effort, observation of magnetorotational instability or MRI have been finally reported from our liquid metal experiment. On September 7, 2022, a letter paper titled "Observation of Axisymmetric Standard Magnetorotational Instability in the Laboratory," by Y. Wang, E. Gilson, F. Ebrahimi, J. Goodman, and H. Ji, has been published in Physical Review Letters. Interestingly, a non-axisymmetric mode has been also reported in a paper published on August 9, 2022 in Nature Communications: "Identification of a non-axisymmetric mode in laboratory experiments searching for standard magnetorotational instability" by Y. Wang, E. Gilson, F. Ebrahimi, J. Goodman, K. Caspary, H. Winarto, and H. Ji. Click here for a news story by APS and click here for a news story by physicsworld. Also, here is a news story by Princeton University, another version of it by PPPL, as well as how does it work and its long history.

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Current Course: AST552 (General Plasma Physics II: Magnetohydrodynamics)

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