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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Pulsed Plasma Uses Novel Compression to Achieve a Low Cost Path to Fusion Energy.

Magnetized target fusion is a hybrid approach to fusion that lies between magnetic confined fusion (MCF) and inertial confinement (ICF).  This is a series contenter for a real fusion reactor and has been described as a low cost path to commercial fusion. It is strickly speaking an inertial method. The density is increased through a …

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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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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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Pulsed plasma in a capillary tube – Hot dense solar corona plasma is potential x-ray source

By injecting very fast pulses of electrical current into a micro-capillary channel, a team of scientists at Colorado State University has created hot dense pulsed plasmas with temperatures similar to those of the solar corona. The miniature plasma sword is a  dense column of ionized gas generated from heavy atoms. Copyright - Research.gov The efficient creation …

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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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