8 October 2012 at 08:30
12 October 2012
Trieste - Italy
AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall)
Directors: V. Gribkov, R. Miklaszewski, C. Tuniz. Local Organiser: M.L. Crespo
PURPOSE of the School:
Capacity building in the field of dense magnetised plasma and ionizing radiation generation and diagnostics, among young scientists from developing countries, is the main purpose of the School. This purpose will be achieved by means of several tutorial lectures on current status, performance and limitations of contemporary Dense Magnetized Plasma (DMP) devices as well as by means of hands-on experimentation at the ICTP-MLAB Plasma-Focus laboratory. Particular attention will be devoted to mechanisms of generation and characteristics of various types of ionizing radiation (neutrons, beams of high-energy electrons and ions, soft and hard X-rays, plasma streams) emitted by the DMP devices. Passive and active diagnostic techniques used for characterization of their parameters including development of new instrumentation and methodologies will be considered. A number of applications of these devices in science, industry and for bio-medicine will be examined. The School will include practical experiences using Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) devices and a number of diagnostics to measure various parameters of plasma and ionizing radiations generated by the devices.
The School will include laboratory activity in hands-on experimentation with a DPF device, based on modern technology, in operation at the ICTP Multidisciplinary Laboratory (MLAB). Plans are to use the device for experimental sessions devoted to characterization of different types of radiation generated by the facility, as well as for demonstration of selected applications of these radiation pulses in various fields. This will help to provide cost-effective solutions in the field of the DMP instrumentation to meet the needs for research and training in developing countries. This School will also provide basic concepts and techniques necessary to work on leading-edge technologies in support of radiation material sciences, radiation biology and nuclear medicine.
Some of the TOPICS to be covered will include:
• Plasma parameters defined by spectrometry and laser techniques
• Status and advances in passive and active techniques for plasma diagnostics
• Methods of investigation, characterization and metrology of different types of ionizing radiation (dose, dose power, power flux density, spectrum, spatial and angle distribution, etc.) and their role in plasma diagnostics
• Modelling at DMP devices of different phenomena taking place in the main-stream fusion facilities
• Various applications of DMP devices – already implemented, in process of development and perspective ones
• Atomic data and modelling tools for the analysis of the experimental results
Ion Emission Study In A Plasma Focus Device For Hundreds Of Joules 20'
||Diana Marsela Morales Arango  (Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN), Department of Thermonuclear Plasma)|
Studies on X-rays and Charged Particles Radiations from Plasma focus device 20'
||Nirod Kumar Neog  (Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute for Plasma Research Nazirakhat, Sonapur-782402, Assam, India)|
Plasma Focus as an efficient X-ray Source in presence of Pre-ionization 20'
||Sarfraz Ahmad  (National Tokamak Fusion Program, PAEC Islamabad, Pakistan)|
Fusion neutrons for nuclear medicine applications 20'
||M.L. Sztejnberg Goncalves-Carralves  (CNEA, Av. del Libertador 8250 (1429), Buenos Aires, Argentina)|
Electric equipment protection from electromagnetic radiation generated by the PF-400J plasma focus device 20'
||Ismael Escalona  (Comision Chilena de Energia Nuclear (CCHEN) & FCFM, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile)|
Local magneto-hydro-dynamics characteristics of plasma stream, generated by MPC 20'
||T.N. Cherednychenko  ("Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology" Kharkov, Ukraine)|
Energy Characteristics of Plasma Stream, Generated by MPC 20'
||Ia.I. Morgal  (Institute of Plasma Physics of the NSC KIPT, 61108, Kharkov, Ukraine)|
Compression plasma flows application for materials processing 20'
||Vitali Shymanski  (Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus)|
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