Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Plasma Physics (CPP) was formed in November 2006 by a coalescing and focusing of research interests of the former PLIP and AMP groups. The Centre works to advance understanding of ionised matter research with an emphasis on laser and electrically produced plasmas and a focus on femtosecond and high intensity laser, plasma and charged particle interactions with matter at the atomic scale.

CPP members are pursuing a programme of original and internationally acclaimed work in core areas of research within their discipline. In the last few years several substantial grants have enabled us to enhance this research activity through the installation of the 30TW chirped pulse amplification laser facility TARANIS; three new appointments, funded by an EPSRC Science and Innovation award, creating a new activity in plasma theory and a major expansion of work with non-thermal plasmas. CPP creates a critical mass for plasma physics and short-pulse laser interaction research in the UK. Immediate results of synergy in CPP are high laser and ion generated fields; atomic collisions and non-thermal plasmas; development of PIC codes, TARANIS-generated pulses and Thomson scattering for diagnostics in high and low temperature plasmas. Much of the research is performed by exploiting access to cutting-edge facilities, both national and international.

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lasers Physics & Astronomy
pulses Physics & Astronomy
ions Physics & Astronomy
electrons Physics & Astronomy
foils Physics & Astronomy
Lasers Engineering & Materials Science
protons Physics & Astronomy
Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1973 2019

A holistic study to understand the detoxification of mycotoxins in maize and impact on its molecular integrity using cold atmospheric plasma treatment

Wielogorska, E., Ahmed, Y., Meneely, J., Graham, W. G., Elliott, C. T. & Gilmore, B. F., 29 Jul 2019, In : Food Chemistry. 301, 8 p., 125281.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasma Gases
Detoxification
Atmospheric Pressure
Mycotoxins
atmospheric pressure

A new energy spectrum reconstruction method for time-of-flight diagnostics of high-energy laser-driven protons

Milluzzo, G., Scuderi, V., Alejo, A., Amico, A. G., Booth, N., Borghesi, M., Cirrone, G. A. P., Cuttone, G., Doria, D., Green, J., Kar, S., Korn, G., Larosa, G., Leanza, R., Margarone, D., Martin, P., McKenna, P., Petringa, G., Pipek, J., Romagnani, L. & 3 othersRomano, F., Russo, A. & Schillaci, F., 12 Aug 2019, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 90, 8, 7 p., 083303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High energy lasers
Protons
energy spectra
Detectors
protons
Plasma Gases
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Lipopolysaccharides
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Virulence

Prizes

EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow

Matthew Zepf (Recipient), 01 Oct 2000

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

European Physical Society (EPS) Plasma Physics Division PhD Award

Brendan Dromey (Recipient), Jun 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

plasma physics
division
Germany
physics

Activities 2001 2019

External expert for projects' evaluation by STFC Project Peer Review Panel

Marco Borghesi (Advisor)
Feb 2019Sep 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

External examiner for a PhD thesis at Oxford University

Marco Borghesi (Examiner)
Jun 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Member of consultation panel for DFG

Marco Borghesi (Advisor)
08 Feb 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Press / Media

Viewpoint in APS physics.org

Gianluca Sarri

08/03/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

gamma-ray bursts: Daily Mail

Gianluca Sarri

15/02/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

gamma-ray bursts: the Conversation

Gianluca Sarri

15/02/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities