Plasma Propulsion Drive Using Helicon Injector – Warp 5 Scotty

Helicon plasma devices Helicon plasma devices are capable of producing high density plasma with close to fully ionised species.  This paper presents a radically new class of plasma propulsion thrusters that has the advanced capabilities necessary to perform missions previously unfeasible. This light-weight propulsion system called HIIPER (Helicon Injected Inertial Plasma Electrostatic Rocket) employs one …

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Plasma Physics Division Annual Report

The inaugural edition of the Plasma Physics Division Annual Report, from the Drexel Institute of Plasma Physics Division is available online - quoting from the release "The primary purpose for this report is to share with all members of the Plasma Physics Division the information that we accumulate and send for incorporation in various NRL …

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The Plasma Toothbrush will brighten up our future – 60% better.

A number of US scientist are actively working on a plasma based toothbrush. Initially, the work is focused on dental treatment where the Plasma Toothbrush disinfect and cleans out cavities, kills bacteria and forms a better bond for the fillings without resulting in any feeling of pain. A group at Missouri is working on such …

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The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (FLTPD) was held in Zinnowitz, near Greifswald, Germany.  FLTPD is a biennial European event in which scientists working on low-temperature plasmas present their recent results, pointing out in particular the originality of the diagnostic techniques used. The idea of starting this series of workshops was …

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New Managing Director for Plasma Technology

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has appointed Dan Ayres to Managing Director with immediate effect. Dan previously held the position of General Manager at the company, and prior to this was Operations Director. With over 10 years experience within the Oxford Instruments Group, Dan has held roles in the fields of Operations, Product Management and Project …

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PULSED PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS WORKSHOP

PULSED PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS WORKSHOP 6TH – 7TH SEPTEMBER 2012 Email: ppdw@impedans.com Registration: http://www.impedans.com Hosted by: Impedans ltd Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin 9, Ireland 2nd Announcement Dear Colleagues, With this 2nd announcement, we would like to invite you to attend the first Pulsed Plasma Diagnostics Workshop (PPDW) and to submit an abstract of a …

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Plasma – an art rather than a science.

I recently came across an article that described the soul as a plasma, a transitional phase between matter and energy. The essay was accompanied by the beautiful pictures of plasma globes that have become so common. There was a stage in my life/career as a physicist that this would annoy me. Somebody deliberately ignoring the …

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