Welcome to APPEPLA 2012 Erasmus IP

TEI of Crete / CPPL and the organising committee welcomes you to the third European Erasmus IP on "Applications of Electronics in Plasma Physics - APPEPLA. APPEPLA is an intense training course funded by the Erasmus IP action.

APPEPLA: A training tool for HiPER

HiPER stands for "European High Power laser Energy Research" and is a proposed European facility dedicated to demonstrating the feasibility of laser driven fusion as a future energy source. Furthermore, HiPER is being designed to enable a broad array of new science including extreme material studies, astrophysics in the laboratory, atoms and molecules in strong laser fields, relativistic plasma physics, particle accelerators and a wide range of fundamental physics research.

Fusion energy is an attractive, environmentally clean power source using sea water as its principal source of fuel. No greenhouse gases or long-lived radioactive waste materials are produced.

HiPER will be able to study simultaneously the properties of matter in the presence of high densities, temperatures, electric and magnetic fields

HiPER will generate new science with:

  • the use of the unique combination of high energy and high intensity laser beams
  • the use of the output from a burning fusion capsule (e.g. high neutron yield)
  • the use of an ultra-high intensity OPCPA beam-line for dense and hot plasma diagnostics

An initiative of the APPEPLA Erasmus IP is the response of the partner institutions to develop an excellent tool of training in HiPER related Physics & Technology (fusion and non fusion). Such state of art knowledge is not taught in traditional curriculums and the partner institutions have developed such an intensive programme funded by the "Erasmus Intensive Programme Action". Students and academics from different institutions across Europe will meet and work together to address advanced issues in laser driven fusion science and technology as well as in the unique and broad fundamental science other than fusion that can be studied using the HiPER facility.