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Truman Wilson

Truman Wilson is a National Research Council  (NRC) Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group.  He received a B.S. and a Ph.D.  in Physics from Colorado State University.  His doctoral research focused on the dynamics  of ultracold plasma systems in the presence of externally applied electric and  magnetic fields.  Truman is working with  Jabez McClelland on the development of new techniques for creating  high-brightness focused ion beams. 

Selected Publications
  • Influence of  electron evaporative cooling on ultracold plasma expansion, T. Wilson, W.-T.  Chen, and J. Roberts, Physics of Plasmas 20, (2013).
  • Density-dependent  response of an ultracold plasma to few-cycle radio-frequency pulses, T. M.  Wilson, W.-T. Chen, and J. L. Roberts, Physical Review A 87,  (2013).
  • Enhanced  light-assisted-collision rate via excitation to the long-lived 5S(1/2)-5D(5/2)  molecular potential in an 85Rb magneto-optical trap, T. M. Wilson  and J. L. Roberts, Physical Review A 83, (2011).
Staff member - T. Wilson


NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Electron Physics Group


B.S. Physics – Colorado State University

M.S. Physics – Colorado State University

Ph.D. Physics – Colorado State University


Phone: 301-975-2449