Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Plasma science has been a newly-developing area since 1950's. The research topics in plasma science cover widely from space sciences, astrophysics, fusion energy, and high-power millimeter microwave sources,...etc. In addition, plasma sciences can also be applied to industrial, medical, and military facilities development. At present there is no other domestic institution adopting plasma sciences as its primary goal. Also, there is only one institute focusing on space sciences, that is the Institute of Space Sciences in National Central University. For astrophysics, there are only a few academic institutes with complete graduate programs: Institute of Astrophysics in National Central University, National Taiwan University, and National Tsing-Hua University, respectively. National Cheng Kung University has established Institute of Space, Astrophysical, and Plasma Sciences since August of 2008, and then renamed as Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences in August of 2013. Incorporated with the research momentum from Plasma and Space Science Center established from 2006, the institute has started to advance researches such as on experiments, theory, and simulation on various plasma phenomena. The institute also joins space science experiments for satellites and rocket missions, national astronomical observational projects, and international fusion energy research joint plan. At the same time we also promote research activities on high-energy astrophysics based on plasma sciences. By performing this strategic plan, the institute can produce excellent scholars in high-temperature plasma, space sciences, astrophysics, and fusion energy at both master and doctoral levels. The initial stage is to establish this institute to be an educational and research institute in space, astrophysics, and plasma sciences in Taiwan and ultimately advance to the top academic/research institute of the world in the future.

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electron Earth & Environmental Sciences
Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science
sprite Earth & Environmental Sciences
toroidal plasmas Physics & Astronomy
electron energy Physics & Astronomy
ions Physics & Astronomy
ionosphere Earth & Environmental Sciences
ionospheres Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2006 2020

Research Output 1970 2019

A comparative study on the lightning sferics associated with terrestrial gamma-ray flashes observed in Americas and Asia

Lu, G., Zhang, H., Cummer, S. A., Wang, Y., Lyu, F., Briggs, M., Xiong, S. & Chen, B-C., 2019 Feb 1, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. 183, p. 67-75 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thunderstorms
lightning
thunderstorm
flash
comparative study

A three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium in an axial coordinate with a constant curvature

Chu, M. S., Guo, W., Liu, W., Ren, Q., Shaing, K-C. & Zhu, P., 2019 Jun 19, In : Nuclear Fusion. 59, 8, 086004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetohydrodynamics
curvature
torsion
curves
plasma equilibrium

Control of solitary-drift-wave formation by radial density gradient in laboratory magnetized cylindrical plasma

Chang, F. J. & Kawamori, E., 2019 Jul 1, In : Physics of Plasmas. 26, 7, 072304.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
cylindrical plasmas
gradients
controlled fusion
wave generation

Student theses

630 0奈米波段大氣輝光觀測與模擬在太陽極小期

Author: 瑞億, 鄭., 2016 Jul 27

Supervisor: Tam, S. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Analysis of Particle Flux and Calculations of Radiation Dose during Solar Proton Events in 2012 from ARTEMIS Observations

Author: 冠傑, 林., 2016 Aug 1

Supervisor: Tam, S. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Analytical and Numerical Solutions of Wave Instabilities for Proton Two-ring Distribution Function

Author: 致齊, 許., 2016 Sep 1

Supervisor: Tam, S. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis