Welcome to the website of the extreme plasma physics team, the theory and simulation team of the Group for Lasers and Plasmas of the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear at Instituto Superior Técnico.

Our team is funded by the European Research Council through the Advanced Grant "Accelerates" (ERC-AdG2010 no. 267841) and the Advanced Grant “InPairs” (ERC-AdG2015).





Latest News

"Creation and direct laser acceleration of positrons in a single stage” now out on PRAB

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The work “Creation and direct laser acceleration of positrons in a single stage” by EPP members Martinez B, Barbosa B, and Vranic M. is now out in the journal Physical Review Accelerators and Beams. In this paper, they propose a new setup to obtain relativistic positron beams using next-generation laser systems. Positrons are created and accelerated during the interaction of an intense laser pulse… Read more

A (micro) star on earth by Luis OS in Publico

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In a new article in the newspaper Publico, Luis OS (GoLP/IPFN) writes about what to expect from nuclear fusion in the near future and what role can Técnico researchers play in this process. (translated) «But now everything will be easier because… Read more


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