Much of the richness and value of plasma processing science arises from the interactions of the plasma with solid and liquid materials: surfaces undergoing functionalization, etching, or coating; catalysts; biological materials; liquids; electrodes; and so on. The importance of these interactions leads to the highly interdisciplinary nature of plasma processing science, spanning chemistry, physics, materials science, biology and engineering. Moreover, almost all of the many industrial applications of plasmas arise from their interactions with matter.
The program of the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science will highlight both advances in fundamental understanding of processing plasmas and their interactions with matter, and the importance of these interactions in emerging and existing applications.
The conference will bring together leaders in the field with junior investigators and graduate students. In addition to the invited presentations, selected contributions from attendees will be included in the program. The associated Gordon Research Seminar also provides an exciting venue for junior researchers to present and discuss their research. The special format of the Gordon Conferences, with programmed discussion sessions and ample time for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, will provide for a fertile atmosphere of brainstorming and creative thinking among the attendees.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Plasma Interactions with Biological Materials
- Measuring the Interplay Between Plasmas and Matter
- The Plasma-Liquid Interface
- Plasma Synthesis of Novel Materials
- Plasmas for the Environment
- Plasmas and Catalysts
- Linking Plasma Processing and Fusion Plasmas
- Plasma Surface Modification and Deposition
- Complex Chemical Synthesis Using Plasmas