Dr. Blake P. Wood
Group X-2, Thermonuclear Applications
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
(505) 665-6524,
Fax: (505) 665-2227

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This is me, immediately after 38+ hours of the Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run.
Do I look tired?

My life: Research, Resume', Running.

Research Interests

As of 9/17/01, I have transferred to the Thermonuclear Applications Group, X-2.  The remainder of this page describes the work I was doing before that in the Plasma Physics Group, P-24.

As part of the Pulsed-Power Weapons Physics Team of Group P-24, Plasma Physics, in the Physics Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory, I design physics experiments for the recently-constructed Atlas facility, and pursue high power ion beam technology for neutron production and materials processing.  I am transitioning out of my work on low pressure, low temperature, plasma discharges, with an emphasis on applications to materials processing. I'm primarily an experimental physicist, although "computer experiments" should be included in that definition since I spend a lot of time doing 1-D and 2-D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of liner implosions, Monte-Carlo simulations of neutron diffusion and transmission, rad-hydro simulations of high energy experiments, and particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of plasma processes. I'm currently spending most of my time in the Primary and Secondary Design groups of X-division (X-4 and X-2), running their codes in support of work in X- and P-divisions.  My primary experimental efforts are:

This page last altered on 9/27/01.