List of Topics:

The ICPIG covers the fundamental physical aspects of ionized gases. It emphasizes interdisciplinary research and fosters the exchange between the different communities. The scientific programme of the 28th ICPIG included the following subject areas:

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, ...)
  4. Collective and Nonlinear Phenomena
    (Boundary sheaths, flows, waves, shocks, instabilities, self-organization, chaos, plasma-beam interaction, ...)

B. Modeling, Simulation, and Diagnostics

  1. Modeling and simulation techniques
    (Analytical techniques, numerical methods, codes, visualization tools, ...)
  2. Plasma diagnostic methods
    (Optical diagnostics, laser aided diagnostics, electrical diagnostics, particle diagnostics, ...)

C. Plasma Sources and Discharge Regimes

  1. Astrophysical, geophysical and other natural plasmas
    (Cosmic plasmas, interstellar nebula, magnetospheres, ionospheres, lightning, ...)
  2. Low pressure discharges
    (DC glows, magnetrons, pseudo-sparks, ...)
  3. High frequency discharges
    (RF driven discharges, microwave discharges, ...)
  4. Non-equilibrium plasmas and microplasmas at high pressures
    (Breakdown, streamers, sparks, coronas, surface discharges, dielectric barrier discharges, high pressure glows, microplasmas, ...)
  5. Thermal plasmas
    (Arcs, thermo-ionic arcs, thermal plasma torches, ...)
  6. Complex and dusty plasmas
    (Particle dynamics, plasma crystals, structure formation, ...)

D. Applications

  1. Plasma processing of surfaces and particles
    (Plasma etching, plasma deposition, surface activation, thin film technology, generation, coating and deposition of nano-particles, ...)
  2. High pressure and thermal plasma processing
    (Torches, plasma synthesis, combustion, plasma spraying, ...)
  3. Plasma lamps and radiation sources
    (Low pressure lamps, high pressure lamps, flat-panel displays, X-ray sources, ...)
  4. Medical, biological, and environmental applications
    (Plasma sterilization, bio compatible coatings, diffusion barriers, ...)
  5. Plasma power and pulsed power technology, particle sources
    (MHD generators, circuit breakers, plasma switches, high power electron beams, Hall thusters, ion beam sources, ...)