The static screening effect in a plasma of charged particles prolongs the lifetime of 8Be
Plasma–catalysis: the known knowns, the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns
Can the application of plasma make catalysis more effective?
Inactivation of viruses with cold plasma technologies
How does it work?
Plasma-irradiation controls mouse stem cell differentiation
A potential tool for regenerative medicine?
Image of the week: heating a hydrogen jet
Liquid hydrogen in action.
Yann Cressault: thermal plasmas and electrical arcs
We talk to Dr Yann Cressault from the LAPLACE Laboratory in Toulouse, France about thermal plasmas and electrical arcs, and what interests him outside of science.
Von Engel and Franklin Prize 2015
Congratulations to Professor Leanne Pitchford and Professor Gerrit Kroesen, joint winners of this year’s Von Engel & Franklin Prize. The Prize was announced at this year’s International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) and is awarded biennially for outstanding… Read More ›
Image of the week from JPhysD special issue on plasma synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals
This week’s image is taken from one of the papers recently published in JPhysD as part of a special issue on plasma synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals.
JPhysB in Riga
JPhysB at EGAS47
Interview with JPhysD Section Editor: Peter Bruggeman
In the first of a series of interviews with JPhysD’s Section Editor, we begin with Peter Bruggeman; Richard and Barbara Nelson Associate Professor at The University of Minnesota and Section Editor of the ‘Low-temperature plasmas and plasma–surface interactions’ section.
DAMOP 2015, my post conference report
DAMOP 2015 has drawn to a close, and I have been reflecting on what has made this conference once again so special and enjoyable to attend. DAMOP is remarkable on many levels, but first and foremost, it has a very… Read More ›
Magnetic fluid spikes for air pollution control
Pollutants due to flue gases and exhaust emissions have been a significant worldwide problem in recent years. To date, non-thermal plasma has been employed in air purification devices, specifically the corona discharge technique. This technique typically uses a needle-like electrode or small diameter… Read More ›
Glow discharges and fast electrons
Glow discharges with electrostatic confinement of fast electrons, of which the best known example are hollow cathode discharges (HCDs), are widely used for diverse technological applications such as light sources, high-power electric switches and electric propulsion, amongst others. In a recent… Read More ›
JPhysD mid-year highlights
We’re coming up to almost halfway through 2015; where has the time gone?! In this years’ volume of JPhysD (48) we’ve published over 350 papers, including two special issues; Heusler compounds and Aluminium Plasmonics, and filled more than half of the years’ issues already. So let’s cast our eye over some of my highlights of 2015 so far in each section of JPhysD.
Special Issue on Filamentation
Last week JPhysB published a Special Issue on the subject of Filamentation. In their editorial Guest Editors Ruxin Li, Howard Milchberg and Andre Mysyrowicz explain: Twenty years after its first observation in air, the filamentation of ultrashort optical pulses remains… Read More ›
JPhysB in 2015
JPhysB had a great 2014 and has an exciting year ahead of it in 2015. Click here to find out more about the changes we’ve got coming up.