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What is plasma? Where do we find it? What can we do with it? In this monthly video podcast, brought to you by the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering and available on iTunes, you can get the answers to these questions and more. Hear top plasma scientists and engineers from around the world talk about the cutting edge of plasma research, new technologies that will shape our future and explain the mysterious electro-jelly that is plasma.

MiPlasma Series:

  1. Mark Kushner, The Wonders of Plasmas

  2. Sergey Lebedev, The Z-Pinch and Making Miniature Astrophysical Jets in the Laboratory (September 18, 2013)

  3. Edward Thomas, Dusty Plasmas and the MDPX Facility (September 25, 2013)

  4. Vitaly Yakimenko, Plasma Based Particle Accelerators and FACET (September 19, 2013)

  5. Michael Brown, Solar Wind Turbulence and the SSX Plasma Wind Tunnel (October 9, 2013)

  6. Hui Chen, High Power Lasers Making Electron Positron Jets (October 23, 2013)

  7. Michael Keidar, Plasma Medicine Using Cold Plasmas to Kill Cancer Cells (October 15, 2014)

  8. Peter Ventzek, Plasma Processing for Microelectronics Fabrication (November 22, 2013)

  9. Richard Temkin, High Powered Microwaves and Nuclear Fusion Energy (January 22, 2014)


MiPlasma #1. Prof. Mark Kushner, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MiPlasma #2. Prof. Sergey Lebedev, Imperial College, London

MiPlasma #3. Prof. Edward Thomas, Auburn University, Alabama

MiPlasma #4. Dr. Vitaly Yakimenko, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

MiPlasma #5. Prof. Michael Brown, Swarthmore College

MiPlasma #6. Dr. Hui Chen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

MiPlasma #7. Prof. Michael Keidar, George Washington University

MiPlasma #8. Dr. Peter Ventzek, Tokyo Electron America

MiPlasma #9. Prof. Richard Temkin, MIT


The MiPlasma project was conceived and executed by Prof. Alexander Thomas. Interviews were conducted by Prof. Thomas and MIPSE Fellow Mr. Archis Joglekar, with assistance by MIPSE Fellows Frans Ebersohn, Ethan Dale, David Yager-Elorriaga, and Maria Choi. Video capture and production is by Mr. Michael Hensel of InMotion Studios, with technical advice from Ms. Catharine June and graphic design by Ms. Rose Anderson.

The project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.