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   NU   INTI-IU   NTU-NIE Plasma Radiation Sources Lab    UM Plasma Research Lab    UTM

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Courses                                                                                                                        UNU / ICTP PFF Network                                                                Papers and Documents        



Lee model   Description  Code         Lee Model code published     Machines



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   







10th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications,  10-12 October 2017, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand


9th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications,  28-30 November 2016, Langkawi Island, Malaysia   Completed

IPFS Internet Workshop- NEWPF2016 in association with  and as part of ICPSA2016    Completed


International Conference on Space and Plasma Science, Sept 22-24, 2015,  Maihar, Satna (M.P) India  Completed


 8th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications,  8-10 September 2015, Isfahan, Iran Completed


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

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

NEWPF (Research), 21 September 2014, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal  contact: Completed-  PF in Lumbini

Completed Conferences 2008-2013


ISPF 2013- Photos & Presentations


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     sawsorheoh






                                                                                                                                    Useful files         Plasma concepts

Updated: 27 September 2017


links:            AAAPT