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Plasma Processing Science
July 13-18, 2008
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Plasma processes, based on low temperature thermal and non-thermal plasmas, are continuing to “invade” our scientific and technological world. In many areas of everyday life, plasmas processes have emerged as pivotal technologies that often present the best solution to any given problem. Beside well established applications (e.g., light sources, plasma displays, ozone generators, gas lasers, microelectronics fabrication), plasma systems or plasma-produced and -treated materials find increasing use in transportation and space travel, energy technology, coating, packaging, gas treatment and synthesis, fabric treatment.

The conference, including invited speakers and contributed poster, will feature the latest developments in plasma processing science and applications of science and industry related to both thermal and non-thermal plasmas. New areas have already emerged with “dusty plasmas” now being used to create materials and build devices for nanotechnology, and plasma-controlled aerodynamics with the development of atmospheric discharges. Hydrogen production, biomass conversion, fuel cell technology are among the domains where plasmas technologies are improving every day. Use of plasmas in biology and medicine is set to “explode” in the coming years and will be exploited in surgery, skin or disease treatments as well as for decontamination and sterilization. The production and applications of plasmas in liquids is probably one of the most exciting emerging areas of plasma technology in the coming years.

While new applications of plasmas arise almost every year, the scientific foundations often are far from clear. Invited talks around these hot topics are intended to incite discussions around the detailed plasma mechanisms and interactions with the surrounding media, which are vital for optimisation of plasma reactors and plasma processes and for the success of plasma technology in new application areas. Since low-temperature plasma science and engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field, particular attention will be placed on having researchers from academic institutions and industry covering a broad scope of applications.


SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 11:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pm PLASMAS AND LIQUIDS
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Bruce Locke (Florida State University, USA)
7:45 pm - 8:25 pm Osamu Takai (Nagoya University, Japan)
"Solution Plasma Processing"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmKen Stalder (ArthroCare Corp., USA)
"Some Physics and Chemistry of Electrical Discharges and Plasmas in Conducting Liquids"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pm PLASMA SYNTHESIS AND TREATMENT OF MATERIALS, NANOMATERIALS AND POWDERS
9:00 am - 9:05 am Discussion Leader: Mohan Sankaran (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA)
9:05 am - 9:45 amEray Aydil (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Hydrogen induced transformation of carbon nanotubes to diamond and new carbon allotropes at room temperature"
9:45 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amJan Benedikt (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
"Plasma chemistry pathways leading to dust formation: low pressure C2H2 plasma and atmospheric pressure Ar/HMDSO microplasma"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmNadhira Laidani (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Italy)
"Study of the early stage growth of carbon-based films and application to multi-nanolayers plasma synthesis"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
Chair: Uwe Kortshagen (University of Minnesota, USA)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PLASMA SPRAYS AND THERMAL PROCESSING
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Milan Hrabovski (Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Czech Republic)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pmFrank Kleine-Jaeger (BASF - SE, Germany)
"Synthesis of inorganic specialties using thermal plasma Technology"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmAnthony Murphy (CSIRO, Australia)
"Modelling of arc welding: why bother?"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm PLASMAS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Alexander Fridman (Drexel University, USA)
9:05 am - 9:45 amChristian Oehr (Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany)
"Plasma Deposition of chemically well-defined films - characterization and capability for biomedical application"
9:45 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amDonna Murasko (Drexel University, USA)
"Biological Considerations of Application of Plasma to Medical Systems"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmEva Stoffels (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
"Wound treatment with cold atmospheric plasmas"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
Chair: David Graves (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PLASMA AIDED COMBUSTION AND PLASMA ACTUATORS
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Alexander Gustol (Chevron, CA, USA)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pmAnne Bourdon (Ecole Centrale Paris, France)
"Plasma-assisted combustion using nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmAndrei Strarikovski (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia)
"Nonequilibrium plasma for aerospace applications: combustion and flow control"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm PLASMA PROCESSING FOR MICROELECTRONICS AND MECHANICS
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Yi Kang Pu
9:05 am - 9:45 amJane P Chang (University of California, USA)
"Reaction mechanisms in patterning complex oxide materials by plasmas"
9:45 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amJunichi Tanaka (Hitachi, Ltd, Japan)
"Connecting Plasma Process Monitoring in Laboratory to Real Semiconductor Manufacturing"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmErwine Pargon (CNRS Grenoble, France)
"Future challenges in gate stack patterning"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PLASMAS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Jean-Marie Cormier (University of Orléans, France)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pmArno Smets (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
"Plasma processing of thin silicon films for photovoltaic applications"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmRod Boswell (Australian National University, Australia)
"Plasma nano-science for Fuel Cells"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW PLASMA SOURCES, SENSORS AND APPLICATIONS (INCLUDING MICRO-PLASMAS)
9:00 am - 9:05 amDiscussion Leader: Pascal Chabert (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
9:05 am - 9:45 amFatima Benhalima (AcXys Technologies, France)
"Surface Treatment by Atmospheric Plasma"
9:45 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amTimo Gans (Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland)
"The dynamics of radio-frequency micro-plasma jets"
11:15 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmSatochi Hamaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
"Atmospheric pressure discharges and their applications"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PLASMAS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmDiscussion Leader: Joachim Heberlein (University of Minnesota, USA)
7:35 pm - 8:15 pmMarcela Morvová (Comenius University, Slovakia)
"Carbon dioxide solidification using non thermal atmospheric plasma, possibilities of GHG mitigation and relation of these processes to the origin of life on Earth in primary atmosphere"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmMohamed Yousfi (CNRS, University of Toulouse, France)
"Non thermal Plasmas for environmental aspects: Basic data, electro-hydrodynamic and kinetic modeling with experimental validation"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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