The Politecnico di Milano published a press release on the ENSURE project and on our latest paper in Science Advances entitled Integrated quantitative PIXE analysis and EDX spectroscopy using a laser-driven particle source. You can find it at this link.
After 5 years of fruitful work, the project ENSURE is now coming to its formal closure. The project has successfully attained a deeper understanding on how laser-driven ion sources can take advantage of advanced materials and it has helped bringing the technology closer to its potential applications. With 24 (+3 underway) publications on peer-reviews journals and 40 contributions to international conferences, ENSURE has accomplished its main goals. Education and training of young scientists has also been a pivotal component of the project, whereby 12 master’s degree and 5 PhD students have carried out their research work. Moreover two international conferences (TARG4 and HFLPI) and a summer school (8th edition of Atoms and Plasmas in Superintense Laser Fields) sponsored by ENSURE have been co-organized by its team. The work carried out within ENSURE has also stimulated the ERC Proof-of-Concept project INTER, which was focused on neutron generation from laser-driven ion sources.
Of course this ending date does not imply that the ENSURE team will stop working, but rather it marks a new starting point from which to pursue further developments. Ad maiora!
Yesterday morning Andrea Pazzaglia and Arianna Formenti, team members of the ENSURE project, successfully defended their PhD theses at Politecnico di Milano on “Investigation on near-critical double-layer targets for enhanced laser-driven ion acceleration” (Andrea Pazzaglia) and “Advances on laser-driven ion acceleration theory” (Arianna Formenti).
The 3rd satellite meeting of the 46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics on High-Field Laser Plasma-Interaction (HFLPI) has been held at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) on July 13th, 2019. Find more information at the workshop website: www.hflpi.polimi.it/.
The 4th International Workshop on Targetry for high repetition rate laser-driven sources (TARG4) will be held at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) from 10th to 12th June 2019. Read here the second announcement. Save the dates and follow the latest information on the conference website: www.targ4.polimi.it!
The Meet Me Tonight 2018 is upcoming! Within the framework of European Researchers‘ Night we will present our research at Giardini Indro Montanelli, Milan on 28th and 29th September. You will have the chance to discover the physics of plasmas, from the basic concepts towards some of the most exciting applications, with simple and interactive experiments. The stand, called “Alla scoperta dei Plasmi, la materia delle stelle” is by Politecnico di Milano and Istituto di Fisica del Plasma IFP-CNR, also in collaboration with researchers of the ENSURE team. Find out more here and here!
Professor Hiroaki Nishimura from the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University and Fukui University of Technology (Japan) will present some recent results of his research activity on laser-driven neutron sources .Find the abstract and more details here.
We are pleased to announce that the 4th edition of the “Target for high repetition rate laser-driven sources” (TARG4) will be hosted by Politecnico di Milano from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th, June 2019. Click here to download the first announcement. We will keep you up to date!
Alessandro Maffini will give a talk on Monday afternoon about the growth dynamics of Carbon nanofoams. You can read the abstract at this link. You are all invited to participate!
Date: May 21st, 2018
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Aula seminari, Building 19 (CeSNEF), Campus Leonardo, Milano