From plasma nitriding of space craft components, modeling of Hall Thrusters and characterising the thruster plasma, FCIPT has contributed significantly to the Indian Space Programme. These and the future possibilities of collaboration with ISRO were brought out in this talk
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built in France will demonstrate the feasibility of recreating the nuclear fusion reactions which powers the sun and stars on Earth. The progress in fusion is described in this online talk given to the members of the Tamilnadu Science Forum on 10 April 2022
The digital transformation gave easy access to the digital world to all. The digital applications like the Microsoft Word, Evernote for capturing articles on the web and Grammerly for style and spelling and editing of text contribute significantly to increase our productivity. Talk given to the 2021 Batch of students at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 6 Jan 2021
A significant initiative taken by the Institute for Plasma Research in the 1990s was to mobilise its knowledge base in Plasma Physics to develop and commercialise industrially relevant applications. To enable closer interaction with industries, the Facilitation Centre for Industrial Technologies (FCIPT) was set up in the industrial area of Gandhinagar. This talk is a vision for the future directions posssible for FCIPT
A path to The Net Zero Carbon imperative required to mitigate the Global Warming problem is through converting Carbon Dioxide - legacy and new - into fuels by using solar energy. Many possibilities of non-equilibrium plasma reactions in enabling this are discussed in this online talk given to an audience in IIT Delhi.
Turning Carbon Dioxide into fuels is possible by making it react with Hydrogen using conventional and plasma-based chemical reactions. This exciting possibility, very relevant to the efforts in mitigating the problems posed by Global Earming is discussed in this talk.
Fusion research aiming to replicate the nuclear fusion reactions happening in the sun started in the 1950s. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built in France will demonstrate the feasibility of recreating the nuclear fusion reactions which powers the sun and stars on Earth. The progress in fusion is described in this talk given to the an audience in the Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi
Prof Predhiman Kaw made great contributions in initiating research on Plasma Physics and Thermonuclear Fusion research and establishing institutions and programmes for realising this. In his untimely death, we lost a great leader and Motivator. This talk is a tribute to his contributions and memory
Plasma Processing - using the plasma state of matter as a manufacturing tool - has transcended conventional areas like microchips, surface engineering, and material synthesis. Emerging applications include finding novel solutions to global warming by recycling atmospheric Carbon Dioxide through plasma mediated chemical processes. Here are some Power Point Presentations covering this and many other fascinating topics.