Low Temperature Plasma Modeling & Simulation and Applications
As part of ICOPS 2010, a special 1.5-day minicourse on low temperature plasma modeling and Simulation will be offered on Thursday afternoon June 24th and Friday June 25th. The minicourse will be held at the Marriott hotel. A group of international experts from academia and industry will provide a set of comprehensive lectures on modeling techniques for low temperature plasmas and their applications.
Plasma modeling and simulation are powerful tools to address fundamental questions of plasma physics and chemistry and to interpret experiments. This short course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and methods used in plasma modeling and simulation.
Low temperature plasmas can be modeled from a variety of perspectives, including analytical models, fluid models, Boltzmann models and particle simulations such as Particle-in-Cell/Monte Carlo models. So-called 'hybrid' models combine various aspects of these models; for example a kinetic description of electrons using Monte Carlo methods, with fluid models of heavy species.
Interactions of plasmas with surfaces can be treated with Monte Carlo-based binary collision models or molecular dynamics (MD). MD methods are further classified in terms of the interatomic potentials used, from classical to ab-initio.
Chemically reactive plasmas are generally treated with extensions of approaches taken for other reaction flow problems, including combustion, atmospheric chemistry and chemical vapor deposition. These equations are coupled to the plasma dynamics models described above and to the appropriate sub-set of Maxwell's equations for electromagnetic effects.
Who should attend
The course is designed for students, engineers, and scientists from academia and industry. The instructors will provide both introductory and advanced coverage of modelling techniques.
Minicourse Topics Include:
- Plasma Reactors
- Plasma Surface Interactions
- Deterministic Methods for Solving Kinetics Equations
- Multi-dimentional Simulations of Industrial Plasmas
- Capacitively Coupled Discharges
- High Pressure Discharges and Microdischarges
- Fluid Modeling of Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas
- Plasma Chemistry in Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas
Minicourse Registration Fees:
Before May 10 After May 10
Regular $500 $600
Student $250 $350
To register online or by fax or mail go the conference registration page and follow the instructions.
Prof. Demetre Economou
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Houston