Institute for Plasma Focus Studies


To promote the understanding of Plasma Focus Devices

Using numerical experiments based on the Lee Model 

 in association with

Abdus Salam ICTP/OEA   AAAPT   INTI-IU   NTU-NIE Plasma Radiation Sources Lab    UM Plasma Research Lab    UTM

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Courses:                                                                                                                            UNU / ICTP PFF Network                                                                  Downloads:

IPFS-IBC1                            Completed                                                                                                                                                                                             Lee model   Description  Code          Lee Model code published

IPFS-IBC-DIY                      On-going

IPFS-IBC2           Completed                                                                                                                                                                                             IPFS 2008  2009  2010  2011 2012 2013  2014 Papers

Ankara NURER 2010         I: 15April to 11 May  II: 5 & 6 July     Completed                                                                                                                        Important Papers             Dimensions & Lifetime of Plasma Focus

Kansas State U                     24 May-8 June 2010   Completed                                                                                                                                                     Theses

ICTP-IAEA PFNE 2010      15-26 November 2010- Download Course Content       Completed                                                                                             Templates   

RCWS 2011                         20-30June2011 Download materials  Completed                                                                                                                         S Lee       Selections of Papers

ISMFA2011 WS                  9-16 September 2011  Download materials  Completed                                                                                                          S H Saw  Selections of Papers

ICTP School 2012               8-12 October 2012  Numerical Experiments with Bora  Completed

NEWPF (K'mandu2013)  26 Sept-8 Oct 2013

NEWPF (ICPSA 2013)     4-6 December 2013, (details to be announced by ICPSA 2013)


Exciting Developments:        Lee Model code Published               6 Phase Lee Model code- DPF with anomalous resistances    Neutron Saturation Explained   

Modelling Scaling Laws:                   SXR  Neutrons  Ion Beams

                                                Numerical Experiments with:            Current-Step Plasma Focus      Radiative Collapse DPF



Research Projects                                                                                 Rationale of IPFS  



Completed Conferences 2008-2011 

IPFS Conference- The Plasma Focus-Enhancing Knowledge and Application Potentials- 29 Mar-1st April 2012-  Bangkok, Thailand- completed

SPFE 2012 Seminar on Plasma Focus Experiments SPFE 2012, 12 July 2012- INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia-contact- completed

IWPSA 2012 International Workshop on Plasma Science & Applications- 4-5 October 2012- Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand- -completed

AAAPT 5th General Meeting (with election of new Council) – 5 October 4 pm-Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand:- contact: - completed

School and training course on DENSE MAGNETIZED PLASMA as a source of ionizing radiations, their diagnostics and applications- 8-12 Oct 2012 ICTP, Trieste, Italy- completed

8th Siam Physics Congress (SPC-2013)- 21-23 March 2013- Chiangmai, Thailand- Completed

Second Research Coordination Meeting of CRP on Investigations of Materials ..Intense Fusion Pulses-10-13 June 2013, Singapore & Malaysia- contact:

           International Symposium on Plasma Focus (ISPF2013 in series SPFE 2013), INTI International University- contact: completed

Jazan University Summer Programme, Plasma Focus Course at INTI IU CPR, 8-12 July 2013- contact: -completed- research paper

Numerical Experiments Workshop on Plasma Focus (NEW PF 2013 Kathmandu) Sept 26-Oct 8 2013) Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal-

International Conference on Plasma Science & Applications (ICPSA 2013; 6th in AAAPT series) ) 4-6 December 2013- NTU NIE-AAAPT, Singapore-completed

Numerical Experiments Workshop on Plasma Focus (NEWPF) –an activity of ICPSA 2013, Singapore, apply by 1 October 2013 -completed

Conference on Plasma Focus (in series ISPF), INTI International University, 20 June 2014 contact:

7th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications,  22-24 September 2014, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal



Current waveforms of plasma focus machines from sub-kJ to multi-MJ- fitting measured to computed

                                                                                                PF400 0.4kJ-Chilean                                      NX2 3kJ-Singapore

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                      PF1000  1MJ-Polish, ICDMP              PF25MJ- mult-megajoule Numerical experiments

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Plasma Focus Neutron scaling laws from numerical experiments (up to 25MJ)


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   Yn vs E0 –note Yn~E02 at low E0.  Yn~Ipeak3.8;Yn~Ipinch4.5 from kJ to 25MJ


A complete DIY training course, click :

Internet-based Plasma Focus Course on Numerical Experiments


A complete computation package, click:

Description and Code of the Lee Model RADPF


More details from

Universal Plasma Focus Laboratory Facility



Associates & Awardees of IPFS



List of Research Projects


Turkey Lecture Tour September/October 2009

KSU, USA Research & Workshop May/June 2010

NURER Fusion WS Turkey to AEC Syria Visit July 2010






                                                                                                                                    Useful files         Plasma concepts

Updated: 15 January 2014


links:      AAAPT