The MAGPIE pulsed-power generator
Most of my experiments are conducted on the MAGPIE generator (Mega Ampere for Plasma Implosion Experiments), which is located in the basement of Blackett Laboratory, South Kensington Campus, London.
MAGPIE is a world-class, unique type of experimental facility capable of producing an extremely high electrical current pulse of 1.4 million Amperes in 250 nanoseconds. We drive this stong current through a material to heat it to extremely high temperatures in order to produce a high-density plasma.
Laboratory-plasma-astrophysics aims at reproducing the physics of large-scale astrophysical phenomena through carefully scaled laboratory experiments using dense, magnetised plasmas.
Prof Felipe Veloso, Optics and Plasma Physics Group, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Generation of dense plasmas using pulsed power.
Dr Mahadevan Krishnan, Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation, Alameda, CA, USA, Interaction of supersonic plasma flows with supersonic, cold, neutral gases., 2010