Images & Videos Selected

The EPS 2019 will feature the Best Image and Video in Plasma Physics Competition that will celebrate the beauty of scientific exploration and the interlinked nature of art and science. Here follow the lists of the images and video that the EPL Prize Committee selected for the poll. 

Instructions for voting will be provided.

Selected images

Image I1

  • GLOBAL HPC SIMULATIONS IN 5-DIMENSIONS MODEL PLASMA TURBULENCE FROM THE DEEP CORE TO THE SCRAPE-OFF LAYER.
  • Elisabetta Caschera
  • IRFM - CEA, France

The complete understanding of the complex and fully non-linear plasma turbulence phenomena is still one of the missing milestones for the success of fusion experiments…. [more]

Image I2

  • Polychromator system for helium line ratio spectroscopy at ASDEX Upgrade
  • Michael Griener
  • IPP - Garching, Germany

Line ratio spectroscopy on thermal helium provides the electron temperature and density with a high spatiotemporal resolution at the plasma edge region of the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak… [more]

Image I3

  • THE APOKAMP: NEW FORM OF ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA JET
  • Vasily Kozhevnikov
  • Institute of High Current Electronics, Russia

Here we present a new phenomenon in gas discharge physics: an extended plasma jet developing perpendicular to the bending point of the arc discharge channel between two electrodes… [more]

Image I4

  • Laser-driven generation of collimated quasi-monoenergetic proton beam using double-layer target with interface modulations
  • Martin Matys
  • ELI-Beamlines, Czech Republic

With the advent of multi-petawatt laser systems like the ELI-Beamlines (Czech Republic), APOLLON (France) and SEL (China) the laser-driven ion accelerators will enter the acceleration regimes dominated by radiation pressure… [more]

Image I5

  • LUNAR DUST CHARGING
  • Tatiana Morozova
  • Space research institute of RAS (IKI), Russia

The lunar surface is charged under the action of solar radiation, solar-wind plasma, and the Earth’s magnetotail plasma. As a result of the interaction with solar radiation… [more]

Image I6

  • MAST-U Super-X ELM simulation imaged by a simulated fast camera diagnostic
  • Siobhan Smith
  • University of York, UK

Edge localised modes (ELMs) are instabilities occurring in H-mode tokamak plasmas, resulting in filamentary structures that erupt violently from the plasma edge… [more]

Image I7

  • SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE IN MICROWAVE PLASMA TORCH
  • Miroslav Snirer
  • Masaryk University - Czech Republic

It is now 15 years since the rediscovery of a material holding great promise for various applications, including wearable electronics, energy storage, composite materials and many more… [more]

Selected videos

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Video V1

  • Petawatt Laser Guiding and Electron Beam Acceleration to 8 GeV in a Laser-Heated Capillary Discharge Waveguide
  • Carlo Benedetti
  • BELLA Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s BELLA Center set a new world record in plasma-based laser-driven electron acceleration producing beams with an energy of up to 8 GeV in a 20 cm-long laser-heated discharge capillary… [more]

Video V2

  • Orbital angular momentum transfer in two Laguerre-Gaussian beams
  • Guillaume Blaclard
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) at Saclay, France - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) at Berkeley, USA

When ultraintense (I > 1018-19 W.cm-2) and ultrashort laser pulses interfere in the middle of a tenuous plasma, the electrons are gaining energy in the two waves by a chaotic mechanism, commonly known as stochastic heating… [more]

Video V3

  • GLOBAL HPC SIMULATIONS IN 5-DIMENSIONS MODEL PLASMA TURBULENCE FROM THE DEEP CORE TO THE SCRAPE-OFF LAYER
  • Elisabetta Caschera
  • CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France

The complete understanding of the complex and fully non-linear plasma turbulence phenomena is still one of the missing milestones for the success of fusion experiments… [more]

Video V4

  • SURVIVING IN THE TOKAMAK HEAT
  • Hugo De Oliveira
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Plasma Center (SPC), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

This video will present the recently built fast divertor probe at TCV from the construction phase to the experimental plasma discharges… [more]

Video V5

  • AUG’s Heartbeat
  • Georg Friedrich Harrer
  • Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien, Fusion@ÖAW, Vienna, Austria

IDE, an Equilibrium reconstruction code, is now able to model sawtooth-induced q-profile evolution of ASDEX Upgrade Equilibria. A very hypnotizing evolution… [more]

Video V6

  • THOMSON SCATTERING IN GLOBUS-M2
  • Igor Khodunov
  • Ioffe Institute

This video illustrates all key aspects of Thomson scattering diagnostics in the Globus-M2 tokamak. Firstly, the machine is introduced, secondly, core pieces of diagnostics are covered… [more]

Video V7

  • Laser-driven generation of collimated quasi-monoenergetic proton beam using double-layer target with interface modulations
  • Martin Matys
  • ELI-Beamlines project, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

2D PIC simulation of high-intensity laser pulse and double-layer deuterium-hydrogen target with modulated interface. The laser pulse… [more]

Video V8

  • Two competing siblings
  • Mariana Moreira
  • GoLP/IPFN, CERN

Relativistic particle beams can be used to generate high-amplitude plasma waves in a concept known as plasma wakefield acceleration… [more]

Video V9

  • DUSTY PLASMA NEAR THE SURFACE OF THE MOON
  • Tatiana Morozova
  • Space research institute of RAS (IKI)

A plasma–dust system in the near-surface layer on the illuminated side of the Moon is shown. The system involves photoelectrons, solar-wind electrons and ions, neutrals, and charged dust grains… [more]

Video V10

  • MAST-U Super-X ELM simulation imaged by a simulated fast camera diagnostic
  • Siobhan Smith
  • CCFE, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, UK and York Plasma Institute, University of York, York, UK

Edge localised modes (ELMs) are instabilities occurring in H-mode tokamak plasmas, resulting in filamentary structures that erupt violently from the plasma edge, degrading confinement and transporting heat and particles to the divertor… [more]