Earl E. Scime

Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, West Virginia University

West Virginia University
Department of Physics
P.O. Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26505-6315

Phone: 304.293.3422. ext. 1437
Fax: 304.293.5732


Ph.D., Plasma Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992
B.S., Physics and Applied Mathematics, Florida State University, 1987

Research Interests

  • Charge-exchange imaging of high-temperature plasma

  • Mechanisms of ion heating in space and laboratory plasmas

  • Spacecraft charging

  • Helicon plasma source development

  • Laser-induced fluorescence diagnosis of laboratory plasmas

  • Plasma thrusters

  • Electric double layers

  • Plasma processing

  • Coherent microwave scattering diagnosis of laboratory plasmas

  • Theory of instabilities driven by flow shear and thermal anisotropy

Research Projects


Author or coauthor of more than 100 refereed publications.

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