Research Visit to
Kansas State University (KSU) Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering had commissioned. a Plasma Focus machine (the KSU PF) which was designed using the Lee model code. (INTI UPFLF)
At the invitation of KSU the INTI-IPFS team visited KSU during the period 21 May-8 June to run a collaborative research workshop using the KSU PF and the Lee model code.
The research workshop was attended by the following:
Prof Ali E Abdou, Head of the KSU PF Group
Dr Phillip Brian Urorowski of KSU,
Dr Humberto Torreblanca
and Graduate Assistants Mohamed Ismail and Amged Mohamed
Prof Saw starting the Workshop with Workshop participants (L-R) Dr Urorowski, Instructions at Opening Session Amged, Prof Ali Abdou, Dr Torreblanca & Mohamed with Prof Lee listening to
Prof Saw at Opening Session
In conjunction with and in additional to the Workshop, research sessions were carried out on the KSU PF at different pressures and with different gases. Analysis of some data was carried during the period. Data was also collected for future analysis. A rogowski current coil, a voltage probe and a 4-channel soft x-ray spectrometer were assembled by Prof Dr Saw and Prof Ali Abdou during the research period.
Starting a research session in the PF Lab Prof Saw discussing standardizing the probes
Prof Lee showing the assembly of Visit of Prof John English (Dean of Mech
a N-laser & Nuclear Engineering) to the Lab
KSU Plasma Focus Facility Soft X-ray Spectrometer
During the period Prof Dr Saw and Prof Dr Lee were also given tours of the KSU TRIGA Mark II research reactor and the nuclear detector fabrication facilities.
Lecture at UNL
On 27th May, at the invitation of Prof Jeffrey Shields,
Prof Dr Saw and Prof Dr Lee made a visit to the
With Chancellor Perlman of UNL With Prof Jeffrey Shields of Department of Engineering
Former INTI students drove Prof Jeffrey Shields introducing Prof Saw
us from KSU,
Prof Saw lecturing at UNL Prof Lee lecturing at UNL