CNBC report on fusion

A front page special report by Trevor Curwin, on the CNBC website is promoting the Lawrenceville Plasma Physics company. The report claims that "one New Jersey company is continuing a steady march toward commercializing this powerful energy source".   In the report Eric Lerner, president of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, claims that "the next step that is to have an environment …

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Plasma technology of the Fraunhofer FEP becoming established in the American packaging market

Transparent packaging films with permeation barrier layers developed by the Fraunhofer FEP are enhancing the freshness of American foods. Moreover, the plasma technology from Dresden has further potential. "This technology is the best one available today on clear barrier polypropylene packaging films“. Gabriel Durana, Product Manager for Special Technologies at Biofilm S.A. in Mexico, has high …

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Lectureship in Space Plasma Physics

A new lectureship position has been created within the Space Plasmas Group at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (based in Holmbury St. Mary near Dorking in Surrey), the home of UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics. The position will entail undertaking internationally competitive research, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision, and …

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Langmuir a leader in Plasma Technology and Plasma Diagnostics

LANGMUIR MEETS MARCONI One of my all time heroes is Irving Langmuir,  Chemist and Physicist.     Langmuir has acted as a role model for me in understanding the role of the scientist in manufacturing science. Langmuir had an unusual career path: Physics Chemistry Plasma Nobel prize Weather Detective (Ghost buster) His initial contributions to science came from …

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Pulsed plasma in a capillary tube – Hot dense solar corona plasma is potential x-ray source

By injecting very fast pulses of electrical current into a micro-capillary channel, a team of scientists at Colorado State University has created hot dense pulsed plasmas with temperatures similar to those of the solar corona. The miniature plasma sword is a  dense column of ionized gas generated from heavy atoms. Copyright - Research.gov The efficient creation …

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A Carrington event is a massive plasma solar flare – a ring of fire

                                                            NASA Goddard PhotoSolar flares Solar flares continually erupt from the surface of the sun. These powerful surges of plasma can reach the earths magnetic field.  The number of flares and sunspots fluctuate each year reaching a maximum every approximate eleven years. The Sun was due to reach a solar maximum in its 11 year cycle in 2011 …

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