Browsing All posts tagged under »plasma technology«

Fusion for Space Travel

June 22, 2012


A team of engineers and scientists have developed concept vehicles for a crewed round trip to Mars using fusion power for in-space propulsion. Members of UAHuntsville, NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Wisconsin have identified Z-pinch and Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) as two promising techniques for using fusion power for […]

Pulsed Laser Deposition: Introduction

June 15, 2012


In 1960 Theodore Maiman developed, demonstrated and patented the first laser, using a pink ruby medium and a helical gas discharge flashtube for optical pumping, at the Hughes Research Laboratory. Following Maiman’s break-through, theoretical and experimental studies were carried out on the interaction of lasers with solid, liquid and gaseous materials. The ease with which […]

Atmospheric Plasma Coatings for Scratch-Proof Displays for Smart Phones and Anti-Bacterial Surfaces

June 5, 2012


Atmospheric Plasmas are being used in a wide range of applications in the area of useful coatings, that is coatings that give a material a special functions such as self-cleaning, scratch proof or anti-bacterial properties. The term “Functional coatings” is used to describe these and in the current example, a novel plasma nozzle is used […]