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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Next Big Thing in Plasma – Water Repellant Phones

Watch an amazing video showing the P2i coating  repel water.  P2i is the world leader in liquid repellent plasma nano-coating technology. It was established in 2004 to commercialize liquid-repellent treatments developed by the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Now on a commercial-scale, P2i’s patented pulsed plasma process has been successfully applied to a wide range of products in …

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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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Plasma technology of the Fraunhofer FEP becoming established in the American packaging market

Transparent packaging films with permeation barrier layers developed by the Fraunhofer FEP are enhancing the freshness of American foods. Moreover, the plasma technology from Dresden has further potential. "This technology is the best one available today on clear barrier polypropylene packaging films“. Gabriel Durana, Product Manager for Special Technologies at Biofilm S.A. in Mexico, has high …

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Lectureship in Space Plasma Physics

A new lectureship position has been created within the Space Plasmas Group at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (based in Holmbury St. Mary near Dorking in Surrey), the home of UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics. The position will entail undertaking internationally competitive research, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision, and …

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Plasma Propulsion Drive Using Helicon Injector – Warp 5 Scotty

Helicon plasma devices Helicon plasma devices are capable of producing high density plasma with close to fully ionised species.  This paper presents a radically new class of plasma propulsion thrusters that has the advanced capabilities necessary to perform missions previously unfeasible. This light-weight propulsion system called HIIPER (Helicon Injected Inertial Plasma Electrostatic Rocket) employs one …

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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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New Managing Director for Plasma Technology

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has appointed Dan Ayres to Managing Director with immediate effect. Dan previously held the position of General Manager at the company, and prior to this was Operations Director. With over 10 years experience within the Oxford Instruments Group, Dan has held roles in the fields of Operations, Product Management and Project …

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