Is Plasma Sapping Panasonic’s Energy

Panasonic's  first quarter (January-March 2012) losses grew an order of magnitude to reach  USD 5 billion. In part, this loss is due to their heavy investment in plasma display technology as well as natural disasters.  Plasma TV's are a technology that use micro-discharges to produce UV light to excite phosphors that drive a classical Red, Green and Blue …

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The early registration deadline for the Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop is Fast Approaching (29th May 2012).

The early registration deadline for the Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop is fast approaching (29th May 2012). Please register as soon as possible as places are limited. Please find the 2nd announcement for the PPDW attached. Pulsed plasma discharges are used for a variety of applications in modern industry. Magnetron sputtering and HiPIMS discharges, used for …

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Nano Particle Detection Using Plasma Based Mass Spectrosopy

Due to the already prevalent and increasing use of silver-nanoparticle (Ag-NP) products and the raised concerns in particular for the aquatic environment, analytical techniques for the characterization of such products are of need. However, because Ag-NP products are of different compositions and polydispersities, analysis especially of the size distribution is challenging. In this work, an …

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The 39th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science

ICOPS 2012 The 39th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) will be held in Edinburgh, UK. The conference venue is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).In addition to the conference, a mini-coursewill be offered and selected papers will be published in a special issue of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) journal …

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Sun Spot 1476 Decays, No Massive Flare Expected

Recent reports of a massive sun spot known as 1476 suggested that we may be faced with a massive flare known as a Carrington event. However latest reports from USAF/NOAA of Solar and Geophysical Activity, states that while region 1476 (N09W33) continues to be the most dominant region on the disk with an area of 840 millionths …

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Atmospheric Plasma Coatings for Scratch-Proof Displays for Smart Phones and Anti-Bacterial Surfaces

Atmospheric Plasmas are being used in a wide range of applications in the area of useful coatings, that is coatings that give a material a special functions such as self-cleaning, scratch proof or anti-bacterial properties. The term "Functional coatings" is used to describe these and in the current example, a novel plasma nozzle is used …

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Removing Micro Particles from Flue Gas by Corona Plasma-Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP)

In WESP a flue gas is passed between a parallel plate system with a high electrical field. The field cause the breakdown of the gas and the formation of a corona plasma. Particulates in the gas stream charge up negatively and are driven by a DC field and collected at the positive plate. This technology …

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