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Plasmas: Technology and Experiments

Electrical Discharge Laboratory
Researchers and assistants: Héctor Kelly, Adriana Márquez, Diana Grondona, Fernando Minotti, Leandro Giuliani, Ariel Kleiman, Andrés Arias, Mariana Fazio, Lina Franco Arias, Jorge Luis Gallego Cano, with the collaboration of Guillermo Artana and Roberto Sosa from FI-UBA and CONICET; Leandro Prevosto and Beatriz Mancinelli from UTN Venado Tuerto and CONICET; Sonia Brühl and Laura Vaca from UTN Concepción del Uruguay.
Research and development of Plasma Technologies. Coatings, surface thermal treatments, cutting of metals. Study of plasmas generated by electrical discharges. Development of diagnostics. Development of plasma thrusters. Atmospheric plasma jets. Dielectric barrier discharges for biological and environmental applications.[more]

Plasma Focus Laboratory
Researchers and assistants: César Moreno, Pablo Knoblauch, Verónica Raspa, Francisco Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Gagetti, with the collaboration of Alejandro Clausse from PLADEMA [UNICEN-CNEA] and CONICET.
Development of Plasma Focus devices: Physics of transient, supersonic plasma sheaths. Ultra-dense transient plasmas. Electrical modeling. Plasma diagnostics: electrical diagnostics, magnetic probes, soft and hard X-ray detection, fusion neutron detection.
Applications of ultra-dense transient plasmas: Transient radiographies. Neutron tomography.
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Optical Doppler Effect
Researchers and assistants: Luis Bilbao, with the collaboration of Luis Bernal, UNMP and CONICET.  
Development of plasma diagnostic techniques based on optical Doppler effect.

Plasmas: Theoretical and Computational Research

Magnetosphere plasmas
Researchers: Luis Bilbao with the collaboration of Fausto T. Gratton and Charles J. Farrugia from Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA.  
Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. Magneto-pause. Interpretation of satellite plasma measurements.

Stellar and planetary dynamos
Researchers: Laura Sraibman and Fernando Minotti.
Large scale models.