Greg Severn Awarded Three-Year NSF Grant

Greg Severn, PhD, Physics, has once again been awarded a 3-year, $165,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his current project, “Collaborative Research: Understanding of Presheaths and Sheaths in Plasmas.” Understanding sheaths is fundamental to the understanding of all bounded plasmas. Proposed experiments are aimed at establishing the basic properties of sheaths and associated presheaths for a variety of situations for which theoretical predictions and assumptions have not yet been verified. Many important questions associated with sheaths will be addressed for the first time.