European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics 2019

The third edition of ECPD – European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics – was held at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Conference Center in Lisbon, Portugal, from May 6 to 9. This edition was organized by IPFN and IST.

The conference was chaired by Dimitri Batani (University of Bordeaux, France) as chair of the International Scientific Committee and Bruno Gonçalves (IPFN) as Chair of Local Organising Committee. A total of 229 participants from all over the world attended this edition.

“The conference attracted a record number of participants from different areas of plasma physics and technology', says Bruno Gonçalves. 'This event is an opportunity for cross-fertilization among different areas of plasmas making it an asset for the plasma community. I am sure that this conference will grow to become a reference conference in the field. It was a real pleasure to organize it.” 

The European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics is a biennial event which aims at bringing together physicists or other scientists working on diagnostics for magnetic confinement fusion, beam plasmas and inertial fusion, low-temperature and industrial plasmas, and basic and astrophysical plasmas.

This ECPD held four tutorials/topical lectures, 16 invited talks and more than 20 oral presentations, as well as almost 240 poster presentations. The topics discussed in this edition included Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF), Beam Plasmas and Inertial Fusion (BPIF), Low-Temperature and Industrial Plasmas (LTIP) and Basic and Astrophysical Plasmas (BAP). Additionally, there was a special session on x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray imaging) in memory of Anatoly Faenov.

The following students received best poster awards:

· Maxime Lamotte, 'Heavy ions induced plasma scintillation experiments' (CEA Cadarache, France)

· Valeria Perseo, 'Validation of Coherence Imaging Spectroscopy at the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator' (Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany)

· Martina Salvadori, 'Determination of accurate spectra for laser-accelerated MeV ions by CVD diamond-detector setups optimized for experiments subject to intense EMPs' (University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy)