Rethymno, Crete, Greece - 28 April 2023, after the ECPD

Ø  Core Group meeting

Ø  Management Committee meeting

Ø Worknig Group meeting with selective presentations

CA21128-PROBONO MEETING in Rethymno (GR)
Rethymno, Crete, Greece - 28 April 2023,
after the European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics - ECPD


  • Core Group meeting
  • Management Committee meeting
  • Selective Presentations

The day follows the ECPD it will be organized a one-day dedicated to the COST Action CA21128 ProBoNo. This will be the first in person meeting of this Action and will allow their participants to meet and know each other, establishing permanent collaboration links and discussing about next steps of the Action. It will begin with meetings of Core Group and the Management Committee of the Action in the morning and it will be followed by selective presentations open for all to attend and participate in the discussions. Download the agenda.

The topic of the ECPD is very important to the PROBONO Action, as plasma diagnostics is an essential element of all laser-driven proton-boron fusion experiments. It is a convenience opportunity for the Action meeting since many of the PROBONO members will gather to attend the Conference and furthermore other researchers and/or stakeholders could be interested and attracted to participate in. Please register for your free participation in the meeting at


COST Action CA21128: "PROton BOron Nuclear fusion: from energy production to medical applicatiOns"

MEETING AGENDA 28/04/20923 Face to face, 

Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel, Rethymno, Greece


9:00-9:30 Core Group Meeting

9:30-11:30 Managment Committee Meeting


Session 1, Chair: Dimitri Batani

11:45 – 12:15 Fabrizio Consoli, Laser-Initiated 11B(p,α)2α fusion reactions in petawatt high-repetitionrates laser facilities

12:15 – 12:45 Lorenzo Giuffrida, Alpha particles generation using the secondary resonance of the proton-Boron fusion reaction triggered by a 10 GW tabletop laser

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Session 2, Chair: Lorenzo Giuffrida

14:00 – 14:30 Dieter Hoffmann, Recent Results on Proton-11Boron Reaction obtained in Accelerator and Laser-Plasma Experiments

14:30 – 15:00 Pablo Cirrone, INFN-LNS, Italy - The “FUSION” Italian project and I-LUCE facility: goals and perspectives, presented by Fabrizio Consoli

15:00 – 15:30 Ales Ruzicka, Cationic polyhedral heteroboranes; chemically stable targets for PBCT

15:30 – 16:00 Przemyslaw Tchorz, Novel approach to proton-boron fusion using protons generated through laser-induced thermonuclear DD reaction

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

Session 3, Chair: Daniele Margarone

16:15 – 16:45 Chrysovalanti Daponta, Investigation of the released p-11B fusion energy from proton beam interaction with 11B target

16:45 – 17:15 Reporting from PROBONO Group Leaders

17:15 – 17:45 General discussion