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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    Research Output

    Characteristics of ion beams generated in the interaction of ultra-short laser pulses with ultra-thin foils

    McIlvenny, A., Ahmed, H., Scullion, C., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Martin, P., Naughton, K., Sgattoni, A., Symes, D. R., Macchi, A., McKenna, P., Zepf, M., Kar, S. & Borghesi, M., 30 Mar 2020, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 62, 5, 8 p., 054001.

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    High-current stream of energetic α particles from laser-driven proton-boron fusion

    Giuffrida, L., Belloni, F., Margarone, D., Petringa, G., Milluzzo, G., Scuderi, V., Velyhan, A., Rosinski, M., Picciotto, A., Kucharik, M., Dostal, J., Dudzak, R., Krasa, J., Istokskaia, V., Catalano, R., Tudisco, S., Verona, C., Jungwirth, K., Bellutti, P., Korn, G. & 1 others, Cirrone, G. A. P., 21 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review E. 101, 1, 013204.

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    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., 15 Dec 2019, In : Food Chemistry. 301, 8 p., 125281.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Datasets

    EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATION OF THIN-SHELL INSTABILITY IN A COLLISION-LESS PLASMA

    Ahmed, H. (Creator), Doria, D. (Contributor), Dieckmann, M. (Contributor), Sarri, G. (Contributor), Romagnani, L. (Contributor), Bret, A. (Contributor), Cerchez, M. (Contributor), Giesecke, A. L. (Contributor), Ianni, E. (Contributor), Kar, S. (Contributor), Notley, M. (Contributor), Prasad, R. (Contributor), Quinn, K. (Contributor), Willi, O. (Contributor) & Borghesi, M. (Owner), Queen's University Belfast, 2017

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    High flux, beamed neutron sources employing deuteron-rich ion beams from D2O-ice layered targets

    Alejo, A. (Contributor), Krygier, A. G. (Creator), Ahmed, H. (Contributor), Morrison, J. T. (Contributor), Clarke, R. J. (Contributor), Fuchs, J. (Contributor), Green, J. (Contributor), Green, J. S. (Contributor), Jung, D. (Contributor), Kleinschmidt, A. (Contributor), Najmudin, Z. (Contributor), Nakamura, H. (Contributor), Norreys, P. (Contributor), Notely, M. (Contributor), Oliver, M. (Contributor), Roth, M. (Contributor), Vassura, L. (Contributor), Zepf, M. (Contributor), Borghesi, M. (Contributor), Freeman, R. R. (Contributor) & Kar, S. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2017

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    Experimental demonstration of a compact epithermal neutron source based on a high power laser

    Mirfayzi, S. R. (Contributor), Alejo, A. (Contributor), Ahmed, H. (Contributor), Raspino, D. (Contributor), Ansell, S. (Contributor), Wilson, L. A. (Contributor), Armstrong, C. (Contributor), Butler, N. M. H. (Contributor), Higginson, A. (Contributor), Kellerher, J. (Contributor), Murphy, C. (Contributor), Notley, M. (Contributor), Rusby, D. R. (Contributor), Schooneveld, E. (Contributor), Borghesi, M. (Contributor), McKenna, P. (Contributor), Rhodes, N. J. (Contributor), Neely, D. (Contributor), Brenner, C. M. (Contributor) & Kar, S. (Creator), American Institute of Physics, 2017

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    Prizes

    EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow

    Zepf, Matthew (Recipient), 01 Oct 2000

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    European Physical Society (EPS) Plasma Physics Division PhD Award

    Dromey, Brendan (Recipient), Jun 2008

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    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

    Using chiral light pulses to probe ultrafast molecular dynamics

    Jason Greenwood (Advisor)

    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    External Member of Physics Department Review Panel (Strathclyde University)

    Marco Borghesi (Board Member)

    30 Oct 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