Roger D Bengtson

Professor Emeritus
Department of Physics

Experimental plasma physics; plasma spectroscopy

Phone: 512-471-3943

Office Location
RLM 12.212

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
1 University Station C1600
Austin, TX 78712

Ph.D., University of Maryland (1968)

Research Interests

Experimental plasma physics; plasma spectroscopy

104. E. Oks, R. D. Bengtson, J. Touma, “Application of the generalized theory of Stark
broadening to experimental highly-excited Balmer lines from a radio-frequency discharge,”
Contrib. Plasma. Phys. 40. 158 (2000).

105. M. A. Meier, R. D. Bengtson, G. A. Hallock, A. J. Wootton, “Adiabatic electron thermal
pressure fluctuations in tokamak plasma,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 085003, (2001).

106. M. S. Baptista, I. L. Caldas, M. V. A. P. Heller, A. A. Ferreira, R. D. Bengtson, and J.
Stöckel, “Recurrence in plasma edge turbulence,” Physics of Plasmas, 8, 10 4455 (2001).

Chapters in Books

1. R.D. Bengtson, "The Study of Plasma Formation in Fusion Devices," Course on Plasma Diagnostics and Data Acquisition Systems, International School of Plasma Physics, edited by C. Wharton and E. Sindoni, Pergamon Press (1979).

2. J.F. Benesch and R.D. Bengtson, "Plasma Formation in a Tokamak," Electrical Breakdown and Discharges in Gases. Part B. E.E. Kunhardt and L.H. Luessen (Editors) Plenum Press, 443- 450, (1983).

3. R.D. Bengtson and D.C. Pease, "An Experimental Study of Ion Dynamic Effects on Helium Line Profiles," Spectral Line Shapes 2, K. Burnett (Editor), Walter de Gruyter, 183-197, (1983).

4. D.C. Pease and R.D. Bengtson, "High Resolution (∆l FWHM < 0.08Å) Helium Line Profile in a Low Density Linear Discharge," Spectral Line Shapes 2, K. Burnett (Editor),Walter de Gruyter, 199-214, (1983).

5. R. D. Bengtson, R. V. Bravenec, D. L. Brower, P. H. Diamond, K. W. Gentle, C. C. Klepper, N. C. Luhmann Jr, W. A. Peebles, E. J. Powers, T. L. Rhodes, B. Richards, Ch. P. Ritz, W. L. Rowan, and A. J. Wootton, "Fluctuations and Transport Measurements in the TEXT Tokamak," in Turbulence and Anomalous Transport in Magnetized Plasmas, D. Gresillon and M. A. Dubois, Editors, Cargase, Corsica, Editions de Physique, Orsay IV, 121, (1987).

6. W. Horton, R. D. Bengtson, and P. J. Morrison, "Space-time statistics of drift wave turbulence with coherent structures," in Transport, Chaos, and Plasma Physics, S. Benkadda, F. Doveil, and Y. Elskens, editors, Marseille, World Scientific Publishing Co. (1994).

7. R. D. Bengtson, E. Oks, J. Touma, “Interpretation of measured Stark broadened profiles of highly excited hydrogen lines emitted from a low-density, low-temperature plasma,” Spectral Line Shapes, 10, 187-188 (1998) Roger M Herman (Editor), American Institute of Physics, AIP Conference procedings 467, (1998).

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