Friday, December 07, 2007

National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology

Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar is going to host the “22nd National  Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology” (PLASMA-2007) during  December 06 -10, 2007. It is expected that about 400 scientists and engineers working in the field of Plasma Science & Technology will attend this symposium. This symposium will provide a platform to interact with National R & D Organizations and industries for recent developments in these fields.

 

The technical program will comprise of invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations in the following areas ;

·                Basic Plasma Physics (BP)

·                Nuclear Fusion & Technology (NF)

·                Plasma Diagnostics (PD)

·                Space & Astrophysical Plasma (SA)

·                Exotic Plasma : Dusty, Quark Gluon plasma etc. (EP)

·                Laser-Plasma Interaction (LP)

·                Plasma Processing and Industrial Applications (PP)

·                Simulation and modelling for Plasma (CM)

IPR : The Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) is an autonomous body of the Department of Atomic Energy dedicated to fundamental and applied research in the field of plasma physics and thermonuclear fusion and development of technologies relevant to these fields. The overall goal of pursuing thermonuclear fusion research is to develop it as a viable energy technology for future. IPR also is the domestic agency empowered to design, build and deliver advanced systems and sub-systems forming part of the multi-national thermonuclear reactor project, namely ITER, which have been assigned to India.

With over 300 scientists & engineers, IPR has, over the years, build India's first indigenous tokamak machine "Aditya" and is currently pursuing the development of superconducting steady state tokamak SST-1.

PSSI : The Plasma Science Society Of India is a three decade old professional society with more than 700 members from academic, R&D organizations as well as the industry. Based in Ahmedabad,  PSSI  provides a  common forum to the members of the plasma science & technology community in India to interact with and promote various issues related to this field.

1 comment:

M. Simon said...

Why isn't India looking into other fusion technologies besides ITER?

Bussard Fusion Reactor
Easy Low Cost No Radiation Fusion

It has been funded:

Bussard Reactor Funded

The above reactor can burn Deuterium which is very abundant and produces lots of neutrons or it can burn a mixture of Hydrogen and abundant Boron 11 which does not.

The implication of it is that we will know in 6 to 9 months if the small reactors of that design are feasible.

If they are we could have fusion plants generating electricity in 10 years or less depending on how much we want to spend to compress the time frame. A much better investment than the CO2 sequestration.

BTW Bussard is not the only thing going on in IEC. There are a few government programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, MIT, the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana among others.

The Japanese and Australians also have programs.

If you want to get deeper into the technology visit:

IEC Fusion Technology blog

Start with the sidebar which has links to tutorials and other stuff.