Pulsed Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, Early Registration Deadline Extended

I am delighted to be involved with this small, but exciting meeting being held here in Dublin on the 6th and 7th of September.  I published a number of papers in the 1990's on pulsed plasmas, including a letter in Phys Rev Letters on efficient negative ions sources using modulated RF plasmas.  The idea of …

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Plasma Fusion Device Gets Go Ahead from French Government

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) has finally been given the go ahead by French authorities. The ITER organisation received a letter from the French Safety Authority, Agence de sûreté nucléaire (ASN), on 20 June 2012 which granted a license to build an experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor in the south of France. Construction of ITER …

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13th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The 13th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering will take place from 10 to 14 September 2012 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Plasma is an important tool for manufacturing high quality thin coatings. It is also an important component in the process of producing innovative new products and surfaces. For example, wet chemical and dry plasma treatments …

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Why Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Results are Not Even Wrong; a Detailed Analysis.

A while back, I responded to a claim from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics that they were close to a commercial fusion reactor.  I was annoyed that such claims were being made and even more concerned that such claims were not receiving a strong criticism from the scientific community.  I read the paper published in the journal - …

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Plasma in the News, Two New Sources of Information on Plasma Technology

I started this blog with the aim to promote topical stories in the area of plasma technology.  I wanted to talk about things that interested me that I thought would interest a wider audience of scientist and engineers working in the area of plasma technology.  In the last few months two new sources of news have started.  The first …

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