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Mini Workshop - GDR SCIPAC

LPGP - May 23, 2024
Hydrodynamic Plasma Modeling for Laser-Plasma Wake Acceleration


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Science et Progrès conference - Science for sports

ENS Paris - May 13, 2024

Faster, higher, stronger

Science and sport
French Federation of Scientific Societies SEE - SFO - SFP - SFV


This workshop is the fifth in the ALEGRO workshop series.

The ALEGRO (Advanced LinEar collider study GROup) is co-organized by B. Cros, will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) from March 19 to 22, 2024. Registrations are open until February 15, 2024.




Pierre Desesquelles offers to share his knowledge of artificial intelligence in the form of an introductory course open to all.

The dates are :

January 23, 10am-12pm, AMPHI 2, BAT 210, LPGP
January 30, 3pm to 5pm, AMPHI 2, BAT 210, LPGP
February 6, 10am-12pm, AMPHI 1, BAT 210, LPGP


André RICARD Seminar
Director of Emeritus Research at the CNRS

He will present a seminar on:

"Spectroscopic analysis of post-discharge plasma in N2-H2 mixtures".

Monday January 22, 2024 at 11:00 am

Location: Amphi 2, LPGP, Bât. 210

2023 Open Science Research Awards

smilei-small.pngWinner in the "Scientific and Technical" category

Francesco Massimo (ITFIP team) is one of the developers of the Smilei open source code for plasma physics in cinetic regimes. The code is being developed as part of a collaboration between plasma physics and high-performance computing experts from several laboratories: LULI, LLR, the CEA's Maison de la Simulation and LPGP. In particular, Francesco is working on the development and use of physical models in Smilei for laser-plasma electron acceleration.



Perla TRAD

Will publicly present her thesis entitled:

"Membrane separation process and oxidation process: a relevant association for the treatment of VOCs in the work atmosphere?"

Carried out under the supervision of Nicole Blin-Simiand and the co-direction of Eric Favre .

Defense scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Amphi 1, LPGP , Bât. 210


Wen Cheng GONG

will publicly present his thesis entitled:

"Novel electrostatic particle sizer (NEPS) using a unipolar charger and 5-stage non-bouncing impactors with faraday cage-electrometers (20 nm to 560nm)"

carried out under the supervision of Nicolas JIDENKO.

HYBRID defense scheduled for November 22, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.
Venue: Amphi 1, LPGP , Bât. 210



Will publicly present his thesis entitled:

"Diffraction d'atomes rapides en incidence rasante à haute pression: de la décohérence collisionnelle à la caractérisation en temps réel de la croissance de couches minces par HiPIMS"

carried out under the supervision of Hocine KHEMLICHE, the co-direction of Tiberiu MINEA .

Defense scheduled for November 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Grand Amphi, ISMO, Bât 520


Fête de la Science at the Gas and Plasma Physics Laboratory

fête de la science 2023

Once again this year, the laboratory welcomed primary and secondary school classes as part of the

Fête de la Science 2023.
On Friday, October 6, nearly 120 students visited the laboratory, where laboratory staff presented experiments and curiosities about plasma and its characterization.

On Sunday October 8, the laboratory opened its doors for the whole afternoon, so that anyone and everyone could come and learn about this particular "state" of matter.


New Publications

P) team TMPDS

Thermionic electrons in electron beam powder bed fusion process: An experimental investigation, Additive Manufacturing,

Vinicius Gabriel Antunes, Abderzak El Farsy, Benjamin Seznec, Tiberiu Minea




Competition between Loss of H2 versus H + H in the Fragmentation of the Fluorene Cation

Pierre Désesquelles, Dominik Domin, Lejin Xu and Nguyen-Thi Van-Oanh

  1. P. Désesquelles, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, LPGP.
  2. Désesquelles, L. Xu, HUST, Dept. Nucl. Engn. & Technol., Wuhan, P. R. China.
  3. Domin, N.-T. Van-Oanh, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, ICP.

ChemPhysChem, 2024, 25, e202300241



Excitation des atomes de 87Rb Rydberg via une nanofibre optique...

[EN]Excitation of 87Rb Rydberg atoms to nS and nD states (n≤68) via an optical nanofiber

Alexey Vylegzhanin, Dylan J. Brown, Aswathy Raj, Danil F. Kornovan, Jesse L. Everett, Etienne Brion, Jacques Robert, and Síle Nic Chormaic

Optica Quantum Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 6-13 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICAQ.1.000006


[EN]Electron-enhanced high power impulse magnetron sputtering with a multilevel high power supply: Application to Ar/Cr plasma discharge

Cite as: J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 41, 000000 (2023); doi: 10.1116/6.0002857

J. Zgheib, L. Berthelot, J. Tranchant, N. Ginot, M.-P. Besland, A. Caillard, T. Minea, A. Rhallabi and P.-Y. Jouan


P) team ITFIP


 [EN]Fast laser field reconstruction method based on a Gerchberg–Saxton algorithm with mode decomposition

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 40(9), 2450-2461 (2023)  View: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.489884

[EN]This publication presents an original calculation method for determining the electric field of a laser beam from measurements of fluence maps at several points along the laser propagation axis. These data calculated from experimental measurements are then used in the laser plasma interaction simulation codes which can then be described with great fidelity compared to the experimental conditions.


[EN]Modelling of the driver transverse profile for laser wakefield electron acceleration at APOLLON Research Facility," was published online today, 05-16-2023, in Physics of Plasmas (Vol.30, Issue 5)


[EN]Example of simulation with a perfect Gaussian beam (a) and a measured beam reproduced in the simulations (b); Initial defects in the laser beam lead to extensive deformation in the transverse direction, which in turn distorts the plasma cavity (light area) and the electron beam (black).Credit ITFIP, LPGP.

Modelling of the driver transverse profile for laser wakefield electron acceleration...

[EN]Interplay of electron partial degeneracy and ion collisions for muon desticking from He μ + in dense plasmas

Claude Deutsch .Physics of Plasmas, 2023, 30 (5), ⟨10.1063/5.0133226⟩⟨hal-04088023⟩


New Book


Book © 2022 ISBN: 978-3-030-98419-9 DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-98419-9Theoretical Treatment of Electron Emission and Related Phenomena

This book is intended as an introduction to the physics governing high-field, high-temperature electronic emission. It presents recent approaches to numerical modeling and advanced developments, and is an important resource for Master's and PhD students wishing to delve deeper into field emission, high-voltage device withstand, laser irradiation of surfaces, vacuum breakdown, as well as for researchers and industrialists in the field of gas pedals or solid-state physics, with an interest in these surface phenomena.Authors and Affiliations:LPGP, University Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
Benjamin Seznec, Tiberiu Minea, Gilles MaynardGeePs, CentraleSupelec of University Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Philippe Dessante, Philippe Teste

Double Science Festival MAY 26-28, 2023

The ITFIP team was present at the "Accélérateur de Particules" stand throughout the 3 days. était présente au stand "Accélérateur de Particules" durant les 3 jours.

3D visualization of laser-plasma wake acceleration with ionization injection, simulated with the Smilei code

 Visualisation en 3D d'accélération par sillage laser-plasma avec injection par ionisation, simulée avec le code Smilei An intense laser pulse (in red) propagates in a partially ionized plasma, generating a nonlinear plasma wave (the electron density is rendered in blue) that propagates at close to the speed of light in the laser's wake. The laser pulse continues to ionize the plasma. Some of the electrons resulting from ionization (in white) are trapped in this wave, where they are accelerated by a strong electric field to relativistic energies.