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Kempf, Sascha Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Theoretical and experimental investigations of cosmic dust. Interaction of dust with the ambient plasma and dusty plasma effects in space. Formation and composition of cosmic dust. Dynamics of planetary rings. In-situ observation of dust. Theoretical and experimental investigation of impact plasmas. Laboratory hypervelocity impact experiments and space hardware development. Life detection via compositional analysis of surface material and/or ice plume particles


  • planetary science, cosmic dust, instrumentation for space missions, evolution and dynamics of cosmic dust, diffuse dust rings, impact physics, dusty plasmas


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courses taught

  • PHYS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • PHYS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • PHYS 3330 Electronics for the Physical Sciences (Spring 2018)
  • PHYS 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)


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