Valeri Goncharov

Valeri Goncharov

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

PhD, University of Rochester, 1998

(585) 275-5877

Research Overview

Representative Publications

  1. V.N. Goncharov and D. Li, "Effects of Temporal Density Variation and Convergent Geometry on Nonlinear Bubble Evolution in Classical Rayleigh-Taylor Instability, "Phys. Rev. E 71, 046306 (2005).
  2. P.B. Radha, V.N. Goncharov, T.J.B. Collins, et. al., "Two-dimensional Simulations of plastic-shell, direct-drive implosions on OMEGA," Phys. Plasmas 12, 032702 (2005).
  3. V.N. Goncharov and G. Li, "Effect of electric fields on electron thermal transport in laser-produced plasmas," Phys. Plasmas 11, 5680 (2004).
  4. V.N. Goncharov, J.P. Knauer, P.M. McKenty, P.B. Radha, T.C. Sangster, S. Skupsky, R. Betti, R.L. McCrory, and D.D. Meyerhofer, "Improved Performance of Direct-Drive ICF Target Designs with Adiabat Shaping Using an Intensity Picket," Phys. Plasmas 10, 1906 (2003).
  5. V.N. Goncharov, "Analytical Model of Nonlinear, Single-Mode, Classical Rayleigh-Taylor Instability at Arbitrary Atwood Numbers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 134502 (2002).
  6. R. Betti, K. Anderson, V.N. Goncharov, R.L. McCrory, D.D. Meyerhofer, S. Skupsky, and R. Town, "Deceleration phase of inertial confinement fusion implosions," Phys. Plasmas 9, 2277 (2002).
  7. R. Betti, M. Umansky, V. Lobachev, V.N. Goncharov, and R.L. McCrory, "Hot-spot dynamics and deceleration-phase Rayleigh-Taylor instability of imploding inertial confinement fusion capsules," Phys. Plasmas 8, 5257 (2001).
  8. V.A. Smalyuk, V.N. Goncharov, J.A. Delettrez, F.J. Marshal, D.D. Meyerhofer, S.P. Regan, and B. Yaakobi, "Evolution of Shell Nonuniformities near Peak Compression of a Spherical Implosion," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 155002 (2001).
  9. P.M. McKenty, V.N. Goncharov, R.P.J. Town, S. Skupsky, R. Betti, and R.L. McCrory, "Analysis of a direct-drive ignition capsule designed for the National Ignition Facility," Phys. Plasmas 8, 2315 (2001).
  10. T.R. Boehly, V.N. Goncharov, O. Gotchev, J.P. Knauer, D.D. Meyerhofer, D. Oron, S.P. Regan, Y. Srebro, W. Seka, D. Shvarts, S. Skupsky, and V.A. Smalyuk, "Optical and plasma smoothing of laser imprinting in targets driven by lasers with SSD bandwidth up to 1 THz," Phys. Plasmas 8, 2331 (2001).

Research Interests

  • Computational physics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Partial differential equations with applications in fluid mechanics
  • Hydrodynamic instabilities
  • Plasma physics