The Global Network for the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Plasmas (GNAMPP) is a consortium of research groups working in the area of fundamental atomic and molecular physics relevant to plasma processes. Its focus is on promoting collaboration and communication between experimentalists and theoreticians to improve the quality and completeness of data used in modelling and interpreting fusion plasmas.

GNAMPP provides a forum for the evaluation, validation and dissemination of data, the benchmarking of relevant modelling codes and the formulation of research guidelines and priorities.

The Scientific Advisory Committee is:

  • Yaming Zou (Fudan University)
  • José Crespo López-Urrutia (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
  • Ursel Fantz (IPP-Garching)
  • Xinwen Ma (Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics)
  • Stefan Schippers (Justus Liebig University)

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Antony Group

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) (IIT(ISM))

Our main focus is on electron, positron and photon scattering from atomic and molecular targets. These scattering studies are performed theoretically over an extensive energy range (~0 to 10 keV), which is of enormous importance to the atomic and molecular physics community. The local chemistry of any environment where such processes takes place primarily depended on these reactions. Hence, the prediction of cross sections and reaction rates are of utmost importance. They are important to technological plasma, astrophysics, semiconductor industry, atmospheric physics and biological sciences. We use optical potential and R-matrix methods in our calculation.


Associate Professor Bobby ANTONY
Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics, 5th Floor, New Academic Complex, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 826004, India
Group Website
Phone: +91 326 223 5406

  • S. Singh, D. Gupta, B. Antony, "Plasma-relevant electron scattering cross sections of propene", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27, 105014 (2018). [link to article]
  • N. Sinha, B. Antony, "Electron and positron interaction with pyrimidine: A theoretical investigation", Journal of Applied Physics 123, 124906 (2018). [link to article]
  • S. Singh, B. Antony, "Positron induced scattering cross sections for hydrocarbons relevant to plasma", Physics of Plasmas 25, 053503 (2018). [link to article]
  • N. Sinha et al., "Positron Scattering from Methyl Halides", The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 122, 2513-2522 (2018). [link to article]
  • P. Modak, J. Kaur, B. Antony, "Study of BenW (n = 1–12) clusters: An electron collision perspective", Physics of Plasmas 24, 083514 (2017). [link to article]
  • D. Gupta et al., "Cross sections for electron collision with difluoroacetylene", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 50, 085202 (2017). [link to article]
  • P. Verma, J. Kaur, B. Antony, "Electron-silane scattering cross section for plasma assisted processes", Physics of Plasmas 24, 033501 (2017). [link to article]
  • P. Verma et al., "Electron induced inelastic and ionization cross section for plasma modeling", Physics of Plasmas 23, 093512 (2016). [link to article]
  • J. Kaur, N. Mason, B. Antony, "Electron-scattering studies of carbonyl fluoride", Physical Review A 92, 052702 (2015). [link to article]
  • B. Goswami, R. Naghma, B. Antony, "Cross sections for electron collisions with NF3", Physical Review A 88, 032707 (2013). [link to article]


Edge Plasma Elastic Scattering Electron – Ion Collisions Electron – Molecule Collisions Electron Impact Dissociation Electron-impact ionisation / excitation Inelastic Scattering Low Temperature Plasmas Photoionization Reactive Scattering Semi-classical approach Theory