Thomas Klinger


Thomas KlingerProf. Dr. Thomas Klinger 

Thomas Klinger, born in 1965 in Eutin, studied physics at the University of Kiel. After a research period in France he took his PhD in 1994 with a thesis on gas discharge physics. As a university assistant at Kiel Klinger was concerned with drift wave turbulence and nonlinear plasma structures. After serving as visiting scientist with the Alfvén Laboratory in Stockholm, Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille and Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics in Garching he qualified for lectureship in 1998 with a thesis entitled "Control of Plasma Instabilities". Shortly thereafter he was appointed Professor of Experimental Physics at Ernst-Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald, where he has headed the Institute of Physics as Managing Director from 2000 till 2001. Since April 2001 he has been Scientific Fellow at Greifswald Branch Institute of Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics and Head of the Stellarator Dynamics and Transport Division (formerly Experimental Plasma Physics Division 5).

Stellarator Dynamics and Transport 
Teilinstitut Greifswald 
Wendelsteinstrasse 1 
17 491 Greifswald 
Phone: (0 38 34) 88-25 00 
Fax: (0 38 34) 88-20 09 
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Selected publications:
(some of them available to institute staff as PDF)

K. Rahbarnia, S. Ullrich, K. Sauer, O. Grulke, T. Klinger (2010): Alfvén wave dispersion behavior in single- and multicomponent plasmas, Physics of Plasmas, 17(3): art. no. 032102

T. Windisch, O. Grulke, T. Klinger (2006): Radial propagation of structures in drift wave turbulence, Physics of Plasmas, 13(12): art. no. 122303

C. Schröder, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, V. Naulin (2005): Drift waves in a high-derlsity cylindrical helicon discharge, Physics of Plasmas, 12(4): art. no. 042103

C. M. Franck, O. Grulke, T. Klinger (2003): Mode transitions in helicon discharges, Physics of Plasmas, 10(1), 323-325

K. McCormick, P. Grigull, R. Burhenn, R. Brakel, H. Ehmler, Y. Feng, F. Gadelmeier, L. Giannone, D. Hildebrandt, M. Hirsch, R. Jaenicke, J. Kisslinger, T. Klinger, S. Klose, J.P. Knauer, R. König, G. Kühner, H.P. Laqua, D. Naujoks, H. Niedermeyer, E. Pasch, N. Ramasubramanian, N. Rust, F. Sardei, F. Wagner, A. Weller, U. Wenzel, A. Werner (2002): New advanced operational regime on the W7-AS stellarator, Physical Review Letters, 89 (1): art. no. 015001

C. Schröder, T. Klinger, D. Block, A. Piel, G. Bonhomme, V. Naulin (2001): Mode selective control of drift wave turbulence, Physical Review Letters, 86(25), 5711-5714

T. Klinger, A. Latten, A. Piel, G. Bonhomme, T. Pierre, T. Dudoke de Wit (1997): Route to drift, wave chaos and turbulence in a bounded low-beta plasma experimen, Physical Review Letters, 79(20), 3913-3916


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