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:
Scottish Church College
We perform electron-molecule collision calculations involving small molecule and molecular ion targets to study electron induced processes such as elastic scattering, electronic and vibrational excitation, dissociation etc. using the R-matrix method. Our main interest lies in the of study these processes for molecules and molecular ions relevant for low temperature plasmas that occur in astrophysics, industry and edge plasmas in fusion devices such as JET, ITER etc. We also study other collision induced processes such as dissociative recombination (DR) and dissociative electron attachment (DEA) in collaboration with other groups using molecular data from our structure calculations.
We perform calculations for molecular states, both bound and resonant, using the R-matrix method. Particularly, our data on the neutral and anionic resonant states, which are known to be important for DR and DEA, are used by other groups for DR and DEA calculations.
Associate Professor Kalyan Kumar CHAKRABARTI
Department of Mathematics, Scottish Church College, 1 & 3 Urquhart Square, Kolkata 700 006, India
Dissociative attachment Dissociative excitation Edge Plasma Elastic Scattering Electron – Ion Collisions Electron – Ion Recombination Electron – Molecule Collisions Electron Impact Dissociation Electron-impact ionisation / excitation Electronic Structure Calculations Inelastic Scattering Molecular Dynamics R-Matrix calculations Reactive Scattering