Research

My general field of research is nuclear fusion by magnetic confinement. I have studied several aspects of the physics of strongly magnetised plasmas, that could affect the performance of a future fusion reactor:

Impurity dynamics and transport

Parallel impurity dynamics in the TJ-II stellarator
J A Alonso, J L Velasco, I Calvo, T Estrada et al. (journal, arXiv)

Electrostatic potential variations along flux surfaces in stellarators
M. A. Pedrosa, J.A. Alonso, J. M. García-Regaña, C. Hidalgo et al. (journal, arXiv)

Compressible impurity flow in the TJ-II stellarator
J Arévalo, J A Alonso, K J McCarthy, J L Velasco et al. (journal, arXiv)

Plasma flows in three dimensional systems

Incompressibility of Impurity Flows in Low Density TJ-II Plasmas and Comparison with Neoclassical Theory
J Arévalo, J A Alonso, K J McCarthy and J L Velasco (journal, arXiv)

Optimizing stellarators for large flows
Ivan Calvo, Felix I. Parra, J. Arturo Alonso, J. L. Velasco (journal, arXiv)

Damping of radial electric field fluctuations in the TJ-II stellarator
J L Velasco, J A Alonso, I Calvo, J Arévalo (journal, arXiv)

Vanishing neoclassical viscosity and physics of the shear layer in stellarators
J. L. Velasco, J. A. Alonso, I. Calvo and J. Arevalo (journal, arXiv)

Turbulence, momentum transport and zonal flows

Dynamics of zonal flow-like structures in the edge of the TJ-II stellarator
J.A. Alonso, J.L. Velasco, J. Arévalo, C. Hidalgo, M.A. Pedrosa, B.Ph. Van Milligen, D. Carralero (journal, arXiv)

Dynamic transport regulation by zonal flow-like structures in the TJ-II stellarator
J.A. Alonso, C. Hidalgo, M.A. Pedrosa, B. Van Milligen et al. (journal, arXiv)

On the link between parallel flows, turbulence and electric fields in the edge of the TJ-II stellarator
J.A. Alonso, C. Hidalgo, M.A. Pedrosa, and J.L. de Pablos (journal)

Impact of different confinement regimes on the two-dimensional structure of edge turbulence
J.A. Alonso, S.J. Zweben, P. Carvalho, J.L. de Pablos et al. (journal)

You can find a more or less up-to-date list of my publications in my ORCID profile.