Joint meeting: Japan–US Workshop on Plasma Polarization Spectroscopy
Supported by the 21st Century COE Program for Research and Education on Complex Functional Mechanical Systems
The Fourth International Symposium on Plasma Polarization Spectroscopy was held in the Clock Tower Centennial Hall at Kyoto University on February 4–6, 2004. The Clock Tower Centennial Hall is located on the main campus of Kyoto University, which is within a walking distance from the downtown Kyoto.
PPS Symposium History
The First US–Japan Workshop on Plasma Polarization Spectroscopy was held in February 1–3, 1994, at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A. The Second Workshop (International Symposium) was convened January 26–28, 1998, at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. The Third Workshop (International Symposium) was hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, U.S.A. in June 18–21, 2001.
Purpose of PPS Symposium
The purpose of the symposium is to review recent progress in plasma polarization spectroscopy (PPS). The symposium addresses both experimental and theoretical issues pertaining to the emission of polarized radiation from plasmas. More specifically, we will discuss PPS experiments on magnetically confined plasmas, inertially confined plasmas, short-pulse laser-generated plasmas, Z-pinch produced plasmas, and PPS observation on astrophysical sources and meteorological phenomena. Atomic physics, especially atomic and electronic collisions, is another important area; experiments on EBIT and other machines and theoretical investigations of collision cross sections will be discussed. Other elements, e.g., the presence of electric and/or magnetic fields in plasma, are also within our perspective.
The Proceedings of 4th PPS Symposium are printed as a report of NIFS-PROC Series. We have shipped the printed version of the Proceedings to who have requested. If you would like to have a copy, please send us your name and address to:
Takashi Fujimoto (fujimoto [at] kues.kyoto-u.ac.jp (fujimoto[at]kues[dot]kyoto-u[dot]ac[dot]jp))
Atsushi Iwamae (iwamae [at] kues.kyoto-u.ac.jp (iwamae[at]kues[dot]kyoto-u[dot]ac[dot]jp))
Department of Engineering Physics and Mechanics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan