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A. Fundamentals

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.


B. Modelling, Simulation, and Diagnostics

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


C. Plasma Sources and Discharge Regimes

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

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

Particle dynamics, plasma crystals, structure formation, negative ion dominated plasmas


D. Applications

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

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