Measurement of the downstream plume of a plasma thruster using a langmuir probe. #plasma #control

Turning plasma technology into an engineering discipline, it is necessary to understand, model and control the design and performance of plasma thrusters for space application there is a need for plasma measurement of the downstream plasma plume. One of the most useful plasma diagnostics is the Langmuir probe. First developed in GE laboratories as a …

Continue reading Measurement of the downstream plume of a plasma thruster using a langmuir probe. #plasma #control

How to design a plasma engine that shoots straight. To go where no one has gone before rather than around in circles!

Paper under review Review of Plasma drift in a low-pressure magnetized radio frequency discharge. Authors - D Gerst, S Cuynet, M Cirisan and S Mazouffre Date: February 2013 First Published in Plasma Sources Science and Technology 22(1) Relevant markets Energy - Plasma Fusion Travel - Space Plasma Engines General - Plasma Measurement A growing opportunity for plasma is the …

Continue reading How to design a plasma engine that shoots straight. To go where no one has gone before rather than around in circles!

Plasma assisted inkjet printing of silver lines. #printing

Inkjet printing technology are seen as novel techniques for the deposition of functional materials.  An example in the area of printed electronics is silver, as it exhibits high conductivity and reduced influence of corrosion due to the formation of conductive oxides. Stabilized nano-particles may be dispersed in organic solvents or water, and steps must be taken to avoid particles clogging …

Continue reading Plasma assisted inkjet printing of silver lines. #printing

Plasma in a sustainable economy. Recycle precious metals. #Sustainability

Tetronics says it is "Proud to be the most experienced plasma company in the World." It was established in 1964 to develop industrial applications for high temperature Plasma Arc technology.  Since then, the company has developed a reputation for producing high quality clean plasma technology for recovering materials and hazardous waste destruction. https://twitter.com/Tetronics/status/999276746024411136 It turns …

Continue reading Plasma in a sustainable economy. Recycle precious metals. #Sustainability

Top Plasma Scientists I admire – Katharine Blodgett #Science

Katharine Blur Blodgett was born January 10, 1898.  Her father was a patent attorney working for GE in Schenectady, NY.  She started working with GE as an assistant to Langmuir, one of the most famous plasma physicists from whom the name plasma derives. I have several things in common with Blodgett.  The first being a …

Continue reading Top Plasma Scientists I admire – Katharine Blodgett #Science

The hidden champion #plasma #tech

Plasma is the ‘hidden champion’ of industrial innovation – Prof. Christian Oehr     In a recent inteview with Professor Christian Oehr, head of the interfacial engineering and materials science department at Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart, Germany, refers to plasma as the hidden champion. When asked what a plasma is, Prof. Oehr explained that Plasma is created …

Continue reading The hidden champion #plasma #tech