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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Book Review “Principles of Plasma Diagnostics”

Principles of Plasma Diagnostics by Ian Hutchinson is now in its second edition. This book was first published in 1987 and the second edition was published in 2003.  The first chapter is an introduction to particle distribution functions. An important concept in plasma diagnostics. Chapter two focuses on magnetic probes and issues around flux measurements in magnetically …

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First-Ever Measured Altitude Profile of a Dim Extreme-Ultraviolet Terrestrial Plasma Airglow

Naval Research Laboratory scientists have obtained a first-ever measured altitude profile of a dim extreme-ultraviolet terrestrial airglow emission that provides vital information needed to test and improve the accuracy of advanced techniques for remote sensing of the daytime ionosphere. They have obtained this altitude profile using scans from the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System …

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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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My Pulsed Plasma Paper is in the Top 10 Most Read Articles in PSST this Month!

Plasma Sources, Science and Technology (PSST) is one of the leading Journals in the area of Plasma Physics. So, I was very pleased when my colleague and the lead author David Gahan, emailed me today to tell we were number 4 on the most read articles in PSST - nice one! David.   The paper - Ion …

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Scientists Propose a Solution to a Critical Barrier to Producing Fusion

Physicists have discovered a possible solution to a mystery that has long baffled researchers working to harness fusion. If confirmed by experiment, the finding could help scientists eliminate a major impediment to the development of fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for producing electric power. An in-depth analysis by scientists from the …

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Langmuir a leader in Plasma Technology and Plasma Diagnostics

LANGMUIR MEETS MARCONI One of my all time heroes is Irving Langmuir,  Chemist and Physicist.     Langmuir has acted as a role model for me in understanding the role of the scientist in manufacturing science. Langmuir had an unusual career path: Physics Chemistry Plasma Nobel prize Weather Detective (Ghost buster) His initial contributions to science came from …

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