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The Third Israeli Conference on Plasma Physics and Applications

February 9, 2000
Ben Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer Sheva

How to arrive to the university:
1. Bus no 370 from the central bus station in Tel-Aviv: about every 10-15
minutes.  This bus arrives to Beer-Sheva central bus station. From there it
is possible to take either a taxi (about 13 shekels and few minutes) or bus
no. 5 that will take about twenty minutes to arrive to the university.
2. Bus no. 380 from the Arlozorov train station: every half hour (6:00, 6:30,
7:00, etc.). That bus has a stop just across the street from the university.
3. By train -- details will be sent later
4. By car. Parking arrangements will be announced later.

Auditorium no. 05. There will be signs directing the participants to the

Conference Registration fees:
Free for Israel Plasma Science and Technology Association (IPSTA) members.
IPSTA membership dues are NIS 120 (NIS 60 for students), and
dues/membership registration can be arranged at the door. Membership dues
in IPSTA include membership in the Israel Vacuum Society (IVS). [IVS
members who have paid their 2000 dues will be credited with their IVS dues
when joining IPSTA]
Non-members -120 Shekels
The conference registration includes a book of abstract, coffee and cakes
during the conference, vegetarian lunch, and farewell cocktail.

I. Registration and Opening
08:30-08:45 Registration
08:45-09:00 Reuven Boxman
Opening Remarks
II. Basic Plasma Physics
Morning Session Chair: Yakov Krasik
09:00-09:40 H. R. Griem
Stark Broadening of Spectral Lines in High Density Plasmas - an Overview.
09:40-10:00 I. Rutkevich, M. Mond, Y. Kaufman, P. Choi, and M. Favre
Ionization Wave Propagation in an Electron beam-Assisted Capillary Discharge.
10:00-10:20 L. Friedland, J. Fajans, and E. Gilons
Subharmonic Autoresonance of the Diocotron Mode in Pure-Electron Plasmas
Refreshments and Posters
III. Radiation Sources
Morning Session Chair: Lazar Friedland
10:50-11:30 Avi Gover
Development of Free Electron Laser Technology for Applications by Radiation-Users.
11:30-11:50 M. Shuker
Titanium Plasma Source for Short Wavelength Lasers.
12:50-12:10 Y. Lurie and Y. Pinhasi
Model and Simulation of Wide-Band Interaction on Electron Beam Devices and Free-Electron Lasers.
Lunch and Posters
12:10-13:30 Lunch will be available on site
IV. Plasma Applications and Industrial Processes
Afternoon Session Chair: Oren Sadot
14:00-14:40 J. Ashkenazi
Plasma Interactions in Electrically Propelled Spacecrafts.
14:40-15:00 G. Markinich and A. Fruchtman
Development of Helicon Plasma Source at HAIT
15:00-15:20 I. Beilis, R. Boxman, and S. Goldsmith
The Hot Refractory Anode Vacuum Arc and Application for Metallic Film Deposition.
15:20-15:40 A. Dunaevsky, Ya. Krasik, J. Felsteiner, A. Krokhmal, and S. Dorfman
Ferroelectric Plasma Sources and Their Applications
15:40-16:00 K. Tsigutkin, R. Arad, Yu. V. Ralchenko, A. Weingarten, D. Osin, and Y. Maron
Study of the Magnetic Field Transport Through Plasma.
Refreshments and Posters
V. Fusion and Astrophysics
Afternoon Session Chair: Igor Rutkevich
16:30-17:10 Shalom Eliezer
The Interaction of Plasmas with High Intensity Lasers of Short Pulses (fs) and Long Pulses (ns).
17:10-17:30 D. Kartoon, D. Oron, L. Arazi, A. Rikanati, U. Alon, and D. Shvarts
Dimensionality Dependence of Late Time Evolution of Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities
17:30-17:50 M. Gedalin
Collisionless Shocks - Theory and Reality.

Poster Session
E. Gidalevich, S. Goldsmith, and R. Boxman An Upper Limit for the Electric Current for Shock-Free Plasma Flow in a Vacuum Arc.
M. Arbel, A. Eichenbaum, H. Kleinman, I. Yakover, A. Abramovich, Y. Pinhasi, M. Tecimer, and A. Gover Stimulated Super-Radiance in Prebunched Free Electron Maser.
S. Efimov, A. Abramovich, M. Canter, A. Eichenbaum, A. Gover, J. Sokolowsky, Y. Pinhasi, M. Tecimer, and A. Yahalom Multi-Stage Collector for an Energy Retrieval System in the Israeli FEL.
A. Faingersh, Y. Yakover, and A. Gover Characterization of Quasi-Optical mm-Wave Resonator.
R. Doron, E. Behar, M. Fraenkel, P. Mandelbaum, J. Schwab, A. Zigler, A. Faenov, and T. Pikuz The X-ray spectrum Emitted from a Cerium Plasma Produced by a Short Laser Pulse.
P. Mandelbaum, M. Haddad, R. Doron, and J. Schwob An Atomic Data Base for the Analysis of Stellar Atmosphere Spectra in the XUV range.
Y. Yankelevich, A. Pokryvailo, and A. Bornstein Abatement of SO2 by High-Power Short Pulsed Corona Discharge.
J. Schnitmann and R. Craxton Three-Dimensional modeling of Capsule Implosions in OMEGA Tetrahedral Hohlraums.
K. Komoshvili, S. Cuperman, and C. Bruma Plasma Turbulence Suppression and Transport Barriers Formation by Externally Driven RF Waves in Spherical Tokamaks.
O. Amir, D. Bannit, M. Ben-Shlomo, P. Blau, M. Dorfan, Y. Levi, and I. Melnik Non-Contact Electrical Testing of Printed Circuit Boards Based on Plasma Sensors.
O. Sadot, A. Yosef-Hai, A. Rikanati, D. Katoon, D. Oron, L. Arazi, L. Levin, E. Sarid, G. Ben-Dor, and D. Shvarts Experimental Studies of the Dependence of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability on the Atwood number and Dimensionality.
Y. Srebro, D. Oron, D. Shvarts,T. R. Boehly, V. N. Goncharov, O. Gotchev, V. A. Smalyuk, S. Skupsky, and D. D. Meyerhofer. Hydrodynamic Simulations of Static and Dynamic Laser Imprint In Direct Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion

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