Centre for Plasma Physics (CPP)

    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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    Physics Building
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Queen's University Belfast
    University Road
    Belfast
    BT7 1NN
    United Kingdom
    • Phone: 028 9097 3123
    • Fax: 028 9097 3110

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    • Physical Review Letters

      ISSNs: 0031-9007

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1079-7114

      American Physical Society

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 7.58 SJR 3.622 SNIP 2.464

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    • Physics of Plasmas

      ISSNs: 1070-664X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1089-7674

      American Institute of Physics

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.17 SJR 0.576 SNIP 0.682

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    • Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)

      ISSNs: 1050-2947, 2469-9926

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1094-1622

      American Physical Society

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.46 SJR 1.288 SNIP 0.886

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    • Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

      ISSNs: 0953-4075

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1361-6455

      IOP Publishing Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.77 SJR 0.85 SNIP 0.884

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    • Physical Review E Online

      ISSNs: 1539-3755, 1063-651X, 2470-0045

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1550-2376, 1095-3787

      American Physical Society

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.979 SNIP 0.987

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