Mini course dates - 23rd and 24th June
(A) Low-power Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (APP) Source and Diagnostic
Low-power (typically, <100 W) atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) sources have gained a significant interest in the plasma processing community over the last ten years. The initial interest to sustain processing plasmas outside vacuum chambers in order to reduce capital and operating costs rapidly turned into the development of a plethora of new sources and processes for applications as broad-ranging as plasma-assisted combustion, surface treatment (etching, deposition, functionalization), lab-on-a-chip, nanomaterial synthesis to plasma medicine. Low-power APPs pose extraordinary challenges associated with the size of the plasma-forming region and the interaction with the surrounding atmosphere (air, but very often the material being treated): The extremely rapid quenching of the excited species and radicals at atmospheric pressure and the application-driven requirement to operate at low-temperature impose stringent conditions on the plasma excitation modes, transport of reactive species, and source geometry; The small size, rapidly-evolving plasmas as well as the strong coupling between the plasma and the evolving material being treated force the development of models for plasma-surface interactions and diagnostic techniques of unprecedented level of difficulty. In this mini-course we will bring together leading experts in the field who will review on the latest developments.
Professor Sylvain Coulombe
Plasma Processing Laboratory, McGill University
(B) Plasma Simulation
The course is designed for scientists and engineers beginning their careers in plasma simulation methods and those who would like an overview on the techniques and some of the latest developments. The course will be accessible to experimentalists and theorists who are seeking to gain an understanding of the modeling techniques and want to gain practical experience by working with codes already developed. Applications will be discussed in the course including simulation of laboratory plasmas (fusion plasmas, basic experiments, plasma processing, etc.), laser-plasma interactions, non-neutral plasmas, dusty plasmas, plasma-surface interactions (eg. modeling probes), space plasmas, beam-plasmas, quantum plasmas. In addition, there will be a tutorial on parallel computing for select simulation models and techniques in visualization of data as well as a hands-on session with select group of codes. In this mini-course lectures will be given by various experts in the field of plasma simulation.
Professor Richard Sydora
Department of Physics
University of Alberta
Speakers and topics for the Low-power Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (APP) Source and Diagnostic Mini course
Plasma Simulation Mini-Course
For course details - Plasma simulation.pdf