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:
Centro Atómico Bariloche
The first laboratory in Argentina dedicated to Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics was created in 1960 by Prof. Wolfgang Meckbach. It is located at the Bariloche Atomic Centre (CAB) and depends on the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA). Today, the “Department of Interaction of Radiation with Matter” (DIRM) includes three divisions in AMO Physics, Fusion Research and Surface Science. Its experimental facilities include a 1.7 MeV Tandem accelerator with PIXE, RBS, ERDA and channelling capabilities, and a chamber for Cold Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy (COLTRIMS). There are also two electrostatic accelerators of 100 and 300 keV, a time-of-flight system for ISS spectroscopy, a surface analysis equipment for XPS, UPS, AES and SIMS spectroscopy, and STM and atomic force AFM microscopes.