Conference Topics


1) Elementary processes and fundamental data
Reaction paths, plasma chemistry, cross sections, swarm studies and data

2) Thermodynamics and transport phenomena
Distribution functions, kinetic theory, transport models, dissipation, heating mechanisms

3) Plasma wall interactions, electrode and surface effects
Secondary emission, wall erosion, surface reactions, edge plasmas in fusion devices

4) Collective and nonlinear phenomena
Boundary sheaths, flows, waves, shocks, instabilities, self-organization, chaos, plasma-beam interaction, magnetized plasmas


5) Modeling and simulation techniques
Analytical techniques, numerical methods, codes, visualization tools

6) Plasma diagnostic methods
Optical, electrical, particle and laser-assisted diagnostics. Other plasma diagnostics methods


7) Astrophysical, geophysical and other natural plasmas
Cosmic plasmas, interstellar nebula, magnetospheres, ionospheres, lightning, sprites

8) Low pressure plasmas
DC glows, magnetrons, pseudo-sparks, edge-physics of fusion devices, laser ablation plasma

9) High frequency discharges
Radio-frequency and microwave driven discharges

10) Non-equilibrium plasmas and microplasmas at high pressures
Breakdown, streamers, sparks, coronas, surface discharges, dielectric barrier discharges, high pressure glows, microplasmas

11) Thermal plasmas
Arcs, thermo-ionic arcs, thermal plasma torches

12) Complex and dusty plasmas, ion-ion plasmas, mixed phase plasmas
Particle dynamics, plasma crystals, structure formation, negative ion dominated plasmas, plasma in and near liquids


13) Plasma processing of surfaces and particles
Plasma etching and deposition, surface activation, thin film technology, generation, coating and deposition of nano-particles

14) High pressure and thermal plasma processing
Torches, plasma synthesis, combustion, plasma spraying, pollution control

15) Plasma lamps and radiation sources
Low and high pressure lamps, flat-panel plasma displays, X-ray sources, medical imaging, resistive plate detectors, gaseous photomultipliers.

16) Medical, biological, environmental and aeronautical applications
Plasma sterilization, bio compatible coatings, diffusion barriers, plasma actuators and igniters

17) Plasma power and pulsed power technology, particle sources
MHD and other plasma generators, circuit breakers, plasma switches, high power electron beams, Hall thrusters, Z Pinch, Theta pinch, and Plasma Focus apparatus