Kil-Byoung Chai


l  Affiliation

Research Scientist

Nuclear Data Center

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

989-111 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu,

Daejeon, Republic of Korea


Tel: 82-42-868-2809

Fax: 82-42-868-2636


l  Education

2005.3 - 2011.2    KAIST, Ph. D. in Plasma Physics

2001.3 - 2005.2    KAIST, B. S. in Physics


l  Experience

2016.8 - present Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Research Scientist

2012.4 - 2016.7    Caltech, Postdoc (Prof. Paul M. Bellan)

2011.3 - 2012.8    Chungbuk National University, Lecturer (Plasma Engineering)

2011.2 - 2012.3    KAIST, Postdoc (Prof. Wonho Choe)


l  Research Interests

Plasma diagnostics including plasma spectroscopy

Laboratory and space dusty plasmas

Magnetohydrodynamics activities in laboratory and space plasmas


l  Selected Publications

¡°Extreme ultra-violet burst, particle heating, and whistler wave emission in fast magnetic reconnection induced by kink-driven Rayleigh-Taylor instability¡±, K.-B. Chai, X. Zhai, and P. M. Bellan, Phys. Plasmas 23, 032122 (2016).

¡°Vortex motion of dust particles due to non-conservative ion drag force in a plasma¡±, K.-B. Chai and P. M. Bellan, Phys. Plasmas 23, 023701 (2016).

¡°Formation and alignment of elongated, fractal-like water-ice grains in extremely cold, weakly ionized plasma¡±, K.-B. Chai and P. M. Bellan, Astrophys. J. 802, 112 (2015).

¡°Study on morphology and growth of water-ice grains spontaneously generated in a laboratory plasma¡± K.-B. Chai and P. M. Bellan, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys.127, 83 (2015).

¡°Extreme ultra-violet movie camera for imaging microsecond time scale magnetic reconnection¡±, K.-B. Chai and P. M. Bellan, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 123504 (2013).

¡°Spontaneous formation of nonspherical water ice grains in a plasma environment¡±, K.-B. Chai and P. M. Bellan, Geophys. Res. Lett. 40,6258 (2013).

¡°Design and fabrication of a multi-purpose soft x-ray array diagnostic system for KSTAR¡±, S.-H. Lee, K.-B. Chai, S. Jang, W.-H. Ko, J. Kim, D. Seo, J. Lee, I. N. Bogatu, J.-S. Kim, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 10E512 (2012).

¡°Role of ion density in growth, transport, and morphology of nanoparticles generated in plasmas¡±, K.-B. Chai and W. Choe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 083103 (2012).

¡°Correlation between nanoparticle and plasma parameters with particle growth in dusty plasmas¡±, K.-B. Chai, C.-R. Seon, C.-W. Chung, N.-S. Yoon and W. Choe, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 013312 (2011).

¡°Role of hydrogen in evolution of plasma parameters and dust growth in capacitively coupled dusty plasmas¡±, K.-B. Chai, W. Choe, C.-R. Seon, and C.-W. Chung, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 201503 (2010).

¡°Dust particle growth in rf silane plasmas using two-dimensional multi-pass laser light scattering¡±, K.-B. Chai, C.-R. Seon, S. Park, W. Choe, New J. Phys. 11, 103006 (2009).