PLAS@PAR Photo competition
Jointly with each scientific day, PLAS@PAR organizes a photo/video competition open to all PLAS@PAR researchers.
Photo & video competition 2017
1st Prize: Manuel de Anda Villa, INSP (category: experiments & observations)
Klimt in the Laboratory
After thermal annealing, the thin gold layer deposited on top of the Si substrate migrated and concentrated on some regions forming presumably gold crystallites but leaving behind uncovered Si islands and creating a beautiful “Klimt effect”.
1st Prize: Marie Labeye, LCPMR (category: theory & simulations)
One dimensional Helium continuum state
This is the bielectronic wave-function of a doubly ionized state of a one-dimensional system modeling Helium. This wave-function was calculated by inverse iteration performed on the Hamiltonian in a simulation box for an energy of 2.2 eV.
1st Prize: Andrea Sgattoni, LULI & LESIA - François Amiranoff, LULI (category: video)
Generation of radio waves in the interplanetary medium
Fast particles are emitted during solar flares and propagate from the Sun outwards. During their propagation in the solar-wind plasma, they excite electron plasma waves which through several three-wave processes decay into radio waves. The theoretical and numerical study of these mechanisms together with spacecraft measurements of these waves, help us to understand the energy flux of fast particles from the Sun to the Earth. This is very important to examine the impact of these particles on industrial infrastructures both on the Earth and on satellites.
Photo competition 2016
1st Prize: Anna Levy, INSP (category: experiments & observations)
Anna's contribution shows gold nanoparticles used for femtosecond laser-irradiation experiments observed by SEM.
1st Prize: Andrea Sgattoni, LULI/LESIA (category: numerical simulation)
Andrea is a postdoctoral fellow, his contribution shows 3D Particle In Cell simulation of a thin dense plasma slab deformed and accelerated by light pressure. Electron density in red vs Ion density in blue highlight the target deformation, the imprints of the laser fields and the rise of instabilities.
Photo competition 20151st Prize: Julien Jarrige, ONERA (category: experiments & observations)
1st Prize: François Risoud, LCPMR (category: numerical simulation)
François as selected a quantum simulations of an electron ionized in a strong laser field. Phase space representation (Wigner function) of the electron at the ionic core position (x = 0), as a function of time.
Photo competition 2014
1st Prize: Romain Mayrand, LPP
2nd Prize: Gabriel Labaigt, LCPMR