(13, November, 2002)
Here you will find some of the issues that our visitors have commonly encountered when they visit our Complex Plasma Laboratory webpage.We may update this faq from time to time without any notice. If we make any changes to our faq, we will post a new faq on our Site with the date at the top indicating when we made some changes or modification.
Because our website are targeted at an audience who are mainly from the field of education, research institute and corporate companies, we assume that most of them have access to broadband internet connections. So our webpages are generally larger (~150kb) in size than most common webpages (~50kb). If you are using a low bandwidth internet connections (56k), it might take about a minute for each page to load.
It simply stands for Complex Plasma Laboratory
Our website is written best for monitor of display resolution 1024x768. If in some cases, you cannot read some of the text on our webpage, it is possible to configure your internet browser so that the text it displays is larger. If you are using Internet Explorer, choose View> Text Size>Largest.
If the graphics are displayed in flash format (example), you can right click and select Zoom In. Otherwise, I can't help you other than telling you to save the picture on your computer and magnify it using a picture editing program.
If you cannot see pictures/ graphs / graphics, it might have been deleted because it is outdated. If you cannot see some of the wordings, it may be due to encoding or font problems. It may also be due to broken links. Whatever the case it is, please send an e-mail to our web administrator. Please let me know your browser version and operating system, along with the URL of the page you just came from as well as the URL of the page with the actual problem. The more details you can provide, the higher chance we can track down the problem and get it fixed. We will act as quickly as possible.
In theory, if you have a relatively new computer with
relatively new browser software installed on it, you should not encounter
any problem with our website. But of course that is only in theory.
Flash Player is a free web player that lets you view animated and
interactive websites, movies and other web content created using Macromedia
Well, yes and no! Your computer should have some of the plug-ins preinstalled. If not, then yes, it would be nice to have all of these plug-ins. Not only will they allow you to browse through all the contents on our website, but it will also enhance your web browsing capability in many other common websites. However, some of these plug-ins are quite large in size. So if you have slow internet connection, then no, only download the necessary plug-ins to view the necessary page.
We have provided links to all of the necessary plug-ins above and in our index page. They are linked to their official download webpage of that specific plug-ins. And these download webpages will have all the information and guidance for their installation. Complex Plasma Laboratory takes no responsibility for any events that may arise from the action of using these softwares and plug-ins
You can only open the presentation files if you have Microsoft Office Powerpoint installed on your computer. However, even if you have Microsoft Office Powerpoint installed on your computer, because the presentation files are saved as a slideshow(.pps), you will not be able to edit any of the contents in the presentation files.
Most of our presentation files are made using Microsoft
Office Powerpoint XP. If you are using Microsoft Office Powerpoint of
a version prior to that, some of the animations might not be available
or changed. Also some pictures might be distorted or flipped backwards.
Our posters are based on the size of an A0 sheet. We upload our posters in jpeg format because it is a cross-platform and compressed format. However, the quality is reduced and the format is lossy. If you want to view the poster clearly, you can either save it to your computer and then magnify it with a picture editing program or print it out with a high quality printer.
First choose the right resolution wallpaper (1600x1280,
1280x1024, 1024x768 or 800x640) for your computer monitor.
For Windows users (95, 98, Me, XP, NT & 2000), select
and click "Save Target as" and save the screensaver installation
file (.exe) to your computer. To install the screensaver, just double
click on the screensaver installation file from where you have just stored
onto the computer. And just follow the installation procedure.
Complex Plasma Laboratory takes no responsibility for any events that may arise from the action of using these softwares and plug-ins
Not yet. Maybe in the near future. Or even better, submit your own.
Yes, provided that the information is only used for your personal or educational purpose. It cannot be used for commercial purposes or in any form or under any circumstances where the result of the action becomes profitable. The information obtained on this website may not be altered in any way to change its original meaning or idea. The graphics from this website may not be taken apart, changed in proportions, color or fonts from its original.
Yes, provided that the distribution or presentation is in a positive manner. The information may not be used to depict Complex Plasma Laboratory in a negative way. And all distribution and presentation must be accompanied by the acknowledgement "Complex Plasma Laboratory, University of Sydney" displayed clearly to the audience. In addition, for all distribution and presentation online (that includes links and affiliations), a link to our website "www.physics.usyd.edu.au/plasma/complex/index.html" must be clearly visible to the audience next to the information or material.
Yes, provided that the information is of interest to the complex plasma community. Please summit it to our web administrator. By summiting the information to our website, Complex Plasma Laboratory automatically assumes that the author of the material gave permission for us to display the information on our website.
By using our services and accessing our website, you
are consenting to the information collection and use practices described
in this faq.
We may collect several types of information on our website.
We may collect "personal information," which generally speaking
is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as
your name, or to contact you, such as your email address, postal address
or telephone number. We also may collect "non-personal information," which
is information about you that does not itself identify you individually.
Examples of non-personal information include age and gender. We also may
collect "aggregate information," which is information about
use of our site, such as pages visited on our site. The information we
collect depends on what services you use on our site. The following is
a more detailed explanation of the information we collect and how we use
Information collected on this website is gathered, stored,
and archived by Complex Plasma Laboratory. Complex Plasma Laboratory may
use information collected from this site for the purpose of research,
analysis, and internet service and development.
Complex Plasma Laboratory will always try to maintain accurate, complete and up-to-date information regarding the information we provided on our website. But Complex Plasma Laboratory does not guarantee the accuracy, validity and the completeness of the provided information.
If, at any time, you wish us to stop using information, just send an email to our web administrator. Be sure to type "membership termination" in the subject line, and to include your full name, member ID, and email address in the message.
This website may contain links to other websites. These sites may have different privacy policies than those described here. Complex Plasma Laboratory is not responsible for the policies and practices of any linked site. Users should always carefully determine the privacy practices of a linked website before using that site or providing any personal information on that site.
We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain
personal information to protect it from loss, misuse, alternation or destruction
by any unauthorized party:
Users can update, correct or delete their registration information at any time by sending an email to our web administrator
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