Refereed Journals (titles linked to pdf files)

  1. S. Vincent, V. Dolique, N. Plihon
    High-speed imaging of magnetized plasmas: When electron temperature matters
    Phys. Plasmas 29, 032306 (2022) [17 pages] doi:10.1063/5.0083130
    Featured in Scilight and as a Featured Article
  2. R. Chahine, W.J.T. Bos, N. Plihon
    The dynamo properties of the reversed field pinch velocity field
    Phys. Plasmas 29, 032306 (2022) [9 pages] doi:10.1063/5.0078860
  3. F. Cabrera, M. Z. Sheikh, B. Mehlig, N. Plihon, M. Bourgoin, A. Pumir, A. Naso
    Experimental validation of fluid inertia models for a cylinder settling in a quiescent flow
    Phys. Rev. Fluids 7, 024301 (2022) [15 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.7.024301
  4. N. Taberlet, N. Plihon
    Sublimation-driven morphogenesis of Zen stones on ice surfaces
    P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 118, e2109107118 (2021) [6 pages] doi:10.1073/pnas.2109107118
    Please see the supplementary video.
    And listen to the PNAS Podcast.
  5. M. Hénot, N. Plihon, N. Taberlet
    Onset of Glacier Tables
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 108501 (2021) [6 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.108501
    Featured in Physics as a PRL Editor's Choice.
  6. N. Plihon, G. Legrand, F. Pagaud, A. Chemin, J. Ferrand, N. Taberlet
    The physics of Magnus gliders
    Am. J. Phys., 89 843 (2021) [9 pages] doi:10.1119/10.0004981
    Cover of the September 2021 issue of AJP
    Please see the supplementary video.
  7. V.Désangles, G. Bousselin, A. Poyé, N. Plihon
    Rotation and shear control of a weakly magnetized plasma column using current injection by emissive electrodes
    J. Plasma Phys. 87, 905870308 (2021) [16 pages] doi:10.1017/S0022377821000544
  8. A. Gayout, M. Bourgoin, N. Plihon
    Rare event-triggered transitions in aerodynamic bifurcation
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 104501 (2021) [4 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.104501
  9. J. Vessaire, N. Plihon, R. Volk, M. Bourgoin
    Sedimentation of a suspension of paramagnetic particles in an external magnetic field
    Phys. Rev. E 102, 023101 (2020) [8 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.102.023101
  10. A. Poyé, O. Agullo, N. Plihon, W. J. T. Bos , V. Désangles, and G. Bousselin
    Scaling laws in axisymmetric magnetohydrodynamic duct flows
    Phys. Rev. Fluids 5, 043701 (2020) [22 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.043701
  11. V. Désangles, J.-L. Raimbault, A. Poyé, P. Chabert, N. Plihon
    Pattern Formation in Low-Pressure Radio-Frequency Plasmas due to a Transport Instability
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 265001 (2019) [5 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.265001
  12. N. Taberlet, J. Ferrand, N. Plihon
    Propelled Strings: Rising from Friction
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 144501 (2019) [5 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.144501
    Featured in Physics as a PRL Editor's Choice.
    Please see the supplementary video.
  13. N. Taberlet, J. Ferrand, M. Hibat Allah, B. Isnard, N. Plihon
    Acoustic emission from successive impacts on elastic membranes: The physics of the screaming balloon
    EPL 126, 64001 (2019) [5 pages] doi:10.1209/0295-5075/126/64001
    Please see the supplementary video.
  14. N. Taberlet, J. Ferrand, N. Plihon
    Stability Analysis of an Array of Magnets: When Will It Jump?
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 264301 (2018) [4 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.264301
    Please see the supplementary video.
  15. N. Taberlet, N. Plihon, L. Auzémery, J. Sautel, G. Panel, T. Gibaud
    Synthetic schlieren—application to the visualization and characterization of air convection
    Eur. J. Phys., 39 035803 (2018) [11 pages] doi:10.1088/1361-6404/aaa791
    Please see the video abstract, as well as supplementary material.
  16. A. Chemin, V. Levy Dit Vehel, A. Caussarieu, N. Plihon, N. Taberlet
    Heat transfer and evaporative cooling in the function of pot-in-pot coolers
    Am. J. Phys., 86 206 (2018) [6 pages] doi:10.1119/1.5016041
  17. N. Taberlet, Q. Marsal, J. Ferrand, N. Plihon
    Hydraulic logic gates: building a digital water computer
    Eur. J. Phys., 39 025801 (2018) [9 pages] doi:10.1088/1361-6404/aa97fc
  18. G. Bousselin, M. Tanase, M. Moulin, N. Plihon
    Flowrate measurements of conducting uids in pipes using the magnetic distortion probe
    Meas. Sci. Technol., 29 025302 (2018) [7 pages] doi:10.1088/1361-6501/aa96d2
  19. A. Bourges, A. Chardac, A. Caussarieu, N. Plihon, N. Taberlet
    Oscillations in a half-empty bottle
    Am. J. Phys., 86 120 (2018) [7 pages] doi:10.1119/1.5009664
    Please see the video abstract.
  20. S. Kreuzahler, Y. Ponty, N. Plihon, H. Homann, R. Grauer
    Dynamo enhancement and mode selection triggered by high magnetic permeability
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 199 2345901 (2017) [4 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.234501
    Cover of the 08 December 2017 issue of PRL
  21. N. Taberlet, J. Ferrand, E. Camus, L. Lachaud, N. Plihon
    How tall can gelatin towers be? An introduction to elasticity and buckling
    Am. J. Phys., 85 908 (2017) [7 pages] doi:10.1119/1.5009667
    Cover of the December 2017 issue of AJP
  22. J. Sautel, A. Bourges, A. Caussarieu, N. Plihon, N. Taberlet
    The physics of a popsicle stick bomb
    Am. J. Phys., 85 783 (2017) [8 pages] doi:10.1119/1.5000797
    Please see the video abstract video abstract showing this impressive experiment !
    Link to an article in Le Monde
  23. N. Plihon, J. Ferrand, T. Guyomar, F. Museur, N. Taberlet
    Why do aged fluorescent tubes flicker?
    Eur. J. Phys., 38 065204 (2017) [13 pages] doi:10.1088/1361-6404/aa8c0f
  24. A. Chemin, P. Besserve, A. Caussarieu, N. Taberlet, N. Plihon
    Magnetic cannon: The physics of the Gauss rifle
    Am. J. Phys., 85 495 (2017) [8 pages] doi:10.1119/1.4979653
    Please see the video abstract showing this impressive experiment !
  25. J. Cavalier, N. Lemoine, G. Bousselin, N. Plihon, J. Ledig
    Strongly emissive plasma-facing material under space-charge limited regime: Application to emissive probes
    Phys. Plasmas, 24 013506 (2017) [12 pages] doi:10.1063/1.4973557
  26. N. Plihon, S. Miralles, M. Bourgoin, J.-F. Pinton
    Stochastic reversal dynamics of two interacting magnetic dipoles: A simple model experiment
    Phys. Rev. E, 94 012224 (2016) [12 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.94.012224
  27. S. Miralles, N. Plihon, J.-F. Pinton
    Lorentz force effects in the Bullard-von Kármán dynamo: saturation, energy balance and subcriticality
    J. Fluid Mech., 775 501-523 (2015) [23 pages] doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.294
  28. G. Bousselin, N. Plihon, N. Lemoine, J. Cavalier, S. Heuraux
    How plasma parameters fluctuations influence emissive probe measurements
    Phys. Plasmas, 22 053511 (2015) [8 pages] doi:10.1063/1.4921643
  29. N. Plihon et al.
    Flow dynamics and magnetic induction in the von-Kármán plasma experiment
    J. Plasma Phys., 81 345810102 (2015) [17 pages] doi:10.1017/S002237781400083X
  30. D. Faranda et al.
    Robust estimate of dynamo thresholds in the von Karman sodium experiment using the extreme value theory
    New J. Phys., 16 083001 (2014) [14 pages] doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/8/083001
  31. Collaboration VKS
    Dynamo efficiency controlled by hydrodynamic bistability
    Phys. Rev. E, 89 063023 (2014) [5 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.063023
  32. P. Mininni et al.
    Long-term memory in experiments and numerical simulations of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
    Phys. Rev. E, 89 053005 (2014) [9 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.053005
  33. Collaboration VKS
    Dynamo threshold detection in the von Karman sodium experiment
    Phy. Rev. E, 88 013002 (2013) [12 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.88.013002
  34. K. Rahbarnia et al.
    Direct observation of the turbulent emf and transport of magnetic field in a liquid sodium experiment
    ApJ, 759 80 (2012) [6 pages] doi:10.1088/0004-637X/759/2/80
  35. Collaboration VKS
    Experimental observation of spatially localized dynamo magnetic fields.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 108 144501 (2012) [5 pages] doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.144501
  36. G. Verhille, R. Halilov, N. Plihon, P. Frick and J.-F. Pinton
    Transition from hydrodynamic turbulence to magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in von Kármán flows
    J. Fluid Mech., 693, 243-260 (2012) [19 pages]. doi:10.1017/jfm.2011.522
  37. Collaboration VKS
    Symmetry and couplings in stationary Von Karman sodium dynamos
    New J. Phys., 14, 013044 (2012) [18 pages]. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/14/1/013044
  38. S. Miralles, G. Verhille, N. Plihon and J.-F. Pinton
    The magnetic-distortion probe: Velocimetry in conducting fluids
    Rev. Sci. Instrum., 82, 095112 (2011) [10 pages]. doi: 10.1063/1.3630949
  39. N. Plihon and P. Chabert
    Ion acoustic waves and double-layers in electronegative expanding plasmas
    Phys. Plasmas, 18, 082102 (2011) [8 pages]. doi: 10.1063/1.3620405
  40. Collaboration VKS
    Dynamo regimes and transitions in the VKS experiment
    Eur. Phys. J. B, 77, 459–468 (2010) [10 pages]. doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2010-00272-5
  41. G. Verhille, N. Plihon, M. Bourgoin, P. Odier, J.-F. Pinton
    Laboratory Dynamo Experiments
    Space Sci. Rev., 153, 543-564 (2010) [21 pages].doi: 10.1007/s11214-009-9546-1
  42. G. Verhille, N. Plihon, M. Bourgoin, P. Odier and J.-F. Pinton
    Induction in a von Karman flow driven by ferromagnetic impellers
    New J. Phys., 12, 033006 (2010) [13 pages].doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/12/3/033006
  43. G. Verhille, N. Plihon, G. Fanjat, R. Volk, M. Bourgoin, and J.-F.Pinton.
    Large scale fluctuations and dynamics of the Bullard - von Karman dynamo
    GAFD, 104 , 189-205 (2010) [16 pages].doi: 10.1080/03091920903301938
  44. S. Denisov, V. Dolgikh, I. Kolesnichenko, R. Khalilov, S. Khripchenko, G. Verhille, N. Plihon and J.-F. Pinton
    Flow of liquid metal in a cylindrical crystallizer generating two-directional MHD-stirring
    MHD, 46, 69-78 (2010)
  45. Collaboration VKS
    Bistability between a stationary and an oscillatory dynamo in a turbulent flow of liquid sodium
    J. Fluid Mech., 641, 217 (2009). doi:10.1017/S0022112009991996
  46. V. Noskov, R. Stepanov, S. Denisov, P. Frick, G. Verhille, N. Plihon and J.-F. Pinton
    Dynamics of a turbulent spin-down flow inside a torus
    Phys. Fluids, 21, 045108 (2009). doi: 10.1063/1.3123529
  47. Collaboration VKS
    The VKS experiment: turbulent dynamical dynamos
    Phys. Fluids, 21 , 035108 (2009). doi: 10.1063/1.3085724
  48. L. Sorriso-Valvo, V. Carbone, M. Bourgoin, P. Odier, N. Plihon, and R. Volk.
    Statistical analysis of magnetic field reversals in laboratory dynamo and in paleomagnetic measurements.
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. B, 23, 5483–5491 (2009).
  49. Collaboration VKS
    Chaotic dynamos generated by a turbulent flow of liquid sodium
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 074502 (2008) 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.074502
  50. Collaboration VKS
    The VKS experiment: turbulent dynamical dynamos
    Comptes Rendus de Physique, 9, 689-701 (2008). doi : 10.1016/j.crhy.2008.07.002
  51. A. Meige, N. Plihon, G. J. M. Hagelaar and J.-P. Boeuf, P. Chabert et R. W. Boswell
    Propagating double layers in electronegative plasmas.
    Phys. Plasmas, 14, 053508 (2007) [11 pages].     doi : 10.1063/1.2736946
  52. N. Plihon, P. Chabert. et C. S. Corr.
    Experimental investigation of double layers in expanding plasmas.
    Phys. Plasmas, 14, 013506 (2007) [16 pages].     doi : 10.1063/1.2424429
  53. M. Bourgoin, R. Volk, N. Plihon, P Augier, P. Odier et J.-F. Pinton.
    An experimental Bullard - von Karman dynamo.
    New. J. Phys., 8, 329 (2006) [14 pages].      doi : 10.1088/1367-2630/8/12/329
  54. P. Chabert., N. Plihon, C. S. Corr, J.L. Raimbault et A.J Lichtenberg.
    Equilibrium model for two low-pressure electronegative plasmas connected by a double layer.
    Phys. Plasmas, 13, 093504 (2006)  [9 pages]   doi : 10.1063/1.2345353
  55. C. S. Corr, N. Plihon et P. Chabert.
    Transition from unstable electrostatic confinement to stable magnetic confinement in a helicon reactor operating with Ar/SF6 gas mixtures.
    J. Appl. Phys. , 99, 103302 (2006) [6 pages]    doi: 10.1063/1.2191431
  56. O. Sutherland, C Charles, N. Plihon et R.W. Boswell.
    Experimental Evidence of a Double Layer in a Large Volume Helicon Reactor.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 205002 (2005)  [4 pages]    doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.205002
  57. N. Plihon, C. S. Corr, P. Chabert et J.L. Raimbault.
    Periodic formation and propagation of double layers in the expanding chamber of an inductive discharge operating in Ar/SF6 mixtures.
    J. Appl. Phys., 98, 023306 (2005)  [7 pages]    doi: 10.1063/1.1947387
  58. N. Plihon, C. S. Corr et P. Chabert.
    Double layer formation in the expanding region of an inductively coupled electronegative plasma.
    Appl. Phys. Lett.,86, 091501 (2005) [3 pages]     doi : 10.1063/1.1869533
  59. C. S. Corr, N. Plihon, P. Chabert, O. Sutherland et R. W. Boswell.
    Spatially limited ion acoustic wave activity in low-pressure helicon discharges.
    Phys. Plasmas, 11 pp. 4596-4602 (2004) [7 pages]     doi : 10.1063/1.1785790

Other Publications

  1. N. Plihon, P. Chabert et J.L. Raimbault.
    Helicon Double Layer Thruster for High Power Near Earth Planets Missions.
    ESA-Ariadna report
    Available online at ESA
  2. N Plihon
    Stabilité et structure électrique d'une décharge inductive en gaz électronégatif
    PhD Thesis - Ecole Polytechnique - May, 9th, 2006
    Available online at the CNRS PhD server (