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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Paper review – Ion energy distribution measurements

Ion energy distribution measurements in rf and pulsed DC plasma discharges D Gahan, S Daniels, C Hayden, P Scullin, D O'Sullivan, Y T Peiand M B Hopkins. http://stacks.iop.org/0963-0252/21/024004 This paper is one in which I am an author and it looks at ion energy distributions at the surface in two plasma reactors an RF plasma …

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Plasma sabre disinfects. Wash yourself with a plasma and get a healthy glow

Atmospheric plasma created in air are known to kill bacteria.  The killing effect is not fully understood but it results from the very reactive nature of the plasma. To explain this the typical atmospheric plasma is a non-equilibrium plasma. This means that the electrons are accelerated by the strong electrical field. Because the electron is …

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Not even wrong, Fusion Energy at Lawrenceville Plasma Physics

When I was a postgraduate student I published my first scientific paper. I was very worried that the paper would be inaccurate. I spent several months reviewing the content before I finally submitted the work for publication. My supervisor reassured me by saying that there are three types of scientific publications: The ones that are …

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Recently published online – Fundamentals of Ionized Gases: Basic Topics in Plasma Physics

Recently published online – Fundamentals of Ionized Gases: Basic Topics in Plasma Physics Author  Boris M. Smirnov Details of the book can be found here The book is a classical review of plasma physics. This book is a very comprehensive study of the physics of ionized gases.  The book covers the fundamentals of plasma physics …

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