C. Castano, M. Aghazarian, J. Caughman and D. Ruzic, “Visual and Electrical Evidence Supporting a Mechanism of Vacuum Breakdown” – To appear in next regular issue of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.
Priya Raman wins National AVS Award !November 19, 2014
CPMI senior graduate student, Priya Raman, was awarded the Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship award at the 61st International AVS meeting last week. The prestigious honor and cash prize was awarded for her pioneering work in magnet pack development for use in High-Powered Pulsed Magnetron Sputtering (HPPMS/HiPIMS). She is also a named inventor […]
HIDRA ArrivesNovember 18, 2014
This entire week trucks are rolling in to the Nuclear Radiation Laboratory with components of HIDRA. The crates are huge and taking all day to move from the trucks to inside the building. The University’s largest crane is set-up in the parking lot. What excitement! The fact that everything is packed so well and organized […]
NPRE Gains Major Plasma/Fusion Facility from German InstituteOctober 13, 2014
In September 2014 CPMI obtained a toroidal plasma device for fusion research from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald. Formerly called WEGA and rechristened the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA) at CPMI, HIDRA will elevate plasma research, NPRE and the college of Engineering. The focus of HIDRA is to continue […]