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EPS ECA (Europhysics Conference Abstracts number): 36A
The XXI ESCAMPIG was organized by Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Minho and Universidade da Madeira, under the rules of EPS for Europhysics Conferences.
International Scientific Committee
Jürgen Meichsner (chair), Germany
Annemie Bogaerts, BeNeLux, Baltic States and Nordic Countries
Stéphane Pasquiers, France, Andorra
Peter Hartmann, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland
Giorgio Dilecce, Italy, Greece, Israel
Vasco Guerra, Portugal
Gheorghe Dinescu, Romania, Bulgaria
Yuri Akishev, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, other former USSR States
Štefan Matejcik, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Mark Bowden, United Kingdom, Ireland
Dragana Maric, Serbia, Bosnia-Herz., Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia
Francisco Gordillo-Vázquez, Spain
Local Organizing Committee
Vasco Guerra (chair), Lisboa
Pedro Almeida, Funchal, Madeira
Edgar Felizardo, Lisboa
André Janeco, Lisboa
Luís Lemos Alves, Lisboa
Mário Lino da Silva, Lisboa
Luís Marques, Braga
Carlos Daniel Pintassilgo, Porto
Rafael Saavedra, Lisboa
Miguel Santos, Lisboa
This document contains the invited and contributed papers presented at the XXI Europhysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases. The conference was held on July 10-14, 2012, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The final papers were selected by the International Scientific Committee from 383 submitted contributions, coming from all inhabited continents on Earth. The countries represented span from Brazil to China and Australia, in a significant enlargement in diversity of the ESCAMPIG attendees.
The ESCAMPIG is an international conference being celebrated since 1973. It is now a biennial conference of the European Physical Society (EPS). The wide variety of conference topics on basic and applied plasma science spans from atomic and molecular processes in plasmas and plasma-surface interaction to self-organization in plasmas and to the new research lines with low- and high-pressure plasma sources.
The conference programme included two workshops: “plasmas for sustainable environment” and “air plasma chemistry.” The latter was devoted to honour the memory of Dr. Boris F. Gordiets, who passed away early this year. Boris was an outstanding scientist who gave major contributions to the field of plasma kinetics, including the celebrated vibrational distribution function that carries his name. His books remain ultimate references on the kinetics of molecular gases. I met Boris Gordiets while I was still a PhD student, an encounter I vividly remember. I later had the privilege of working with him. His ideas and insight keep inspiring me today.
I heartily thank all members of the Local Organizing Committee for their thoughtful participation, constructive remarks and invaluable assistance. Dr. Luís L. Alves has been with me from the first day and acted as a real co-chair of this conference. Dr. Pedro Almeida gave a priceless help by preparing on his own these conference proceedings. All the other members of the LOC contributed decisively: Dr. Carlos Daniel Pintassilgo, Dr. Mário Lino da Silva, Dr. Luís Marques, Mr. Edgar Felizardo, Mr. André Janeco, Mr. Rafael Saavedra and Mr. Miguel Santos. To all my gratitude.
Finally, I am indebted to our sponsors: EPS, IOP/Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico and its Physics Department, Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo, Câmara Municipal de Guimarães, the wine producers Solar de Merufe, Palácio da Brejoeira and Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes. A special word is due to the Entidade Regional de Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal, in the persons of Dr. Júlio Meirinhos and Mr. Leonel Franco, who in practice played the role of the LOC member at the conference site.
Chair of the LOC
ESCAMPIG XXI conference proceedings
ESCAMPIG XXI conference programme
Tuesday, July 10th
16:30-18:30 Registration, castelo de Santiago da barra
19:00-20:00 Welcome reception, convento de S. Domingos
Wednesday, July 11th
9:15-10:45 Chairs: Juergen Meichsner and Raoul Franklin
GL.1 C. M. Ferreira, “Microwave driven air-water plasmas”
TL.1 Jan Benedikt, “Plasma chemistry in the effluent of a He/O2 microplasma jet: the role of VUV photons”
HT.1 Nikolay Dyatko, “Experimental and theoretical study of the influence of nitrogen admixture on characteristics of dc glow discharge in rare gases at intermediate pressures”
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-13:00 Chairs: Giorgio Dilecce and Mike Bowden
GL.2 Nikolai Trushkin, “Steady-state and pulsed-periodical regimes for generation of non-thermal plasma jets at atmospheric pressure”
TL.2 Ester Marotta, “Decomposition of mixtures of organic compounds in atmospheric plasma”
TL.3 Francisco Tabares, “Application of nitrogen-containing plasmas to Fusion Plasma Research”
14:30-16:15 Poster session 1
16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-19:00 Chairs: Antoine Rousseau and Elena Tatarova
HT.2 Uroš Cvelbar, “Plasma reshaping carbon: The role of plasma species in surface interactions with carbon”
Workshop 1: Plasmas for sustainable environment
W1.1 Claudia C. Luhrs, "Microwave Plasma Produced Materials For Energy Applications"
W1.2 Jayr Amorim, "Ozone Measurements by Absorption Spectroscopy Applying Dielectric Barrier Discharges at Atmospheric Pressure for Sugarcane Bagasse Treatment"
W1.3 Evgenia Benova, "Cylindrical and coaxial surface-wave-sustained plasma for environmental applications"
W1.4 María Dolores Calzada, Hydrogen production from ethanol decomposition by a surface wave discharge at atmospheric pressure"
W1.5 Igor Kossyi, "Multispark discharge in water as a method of environmental sustainability problems solution"
W1.6 Richard Engeln, "Plasma-assisted CO2 processing for energy storage"
W1.7 Xavier Duten, "Diphasic process combining a fluidized catalytic bed and a plasma at atmospheric pressure for the degradation of volatile organic compounds"
19:00-19:30 Wine tasting, castelo de Santiago da Barra
Thursday, July 12th
9:00-10:45 Chairs: Štefan Matejčik and Annemie Bogaerts
GL.3 Roberto Celiberto, “Electron-molecule collision processes in non-equilibrium molecular plasmas”
TL.4 Olivier Guaitella, “N and O atoms adsorbed under plasma exposure: a model system to investigate surface reactivity”
TL.5 João Santos Sousa, “Cold atmospheric pressure plasma jets as sources of reactive oxygen species for biomedical applications”
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-13:00 Chairs: Peter Hartmann and Yuri Akishev
GL.4 Michael Bonitz, “Complex plasmas - a laboratory for self-organization”
TL.6 Thierry Callegari, “Generation, annihilation and motion of self-organized filaments in dielectric barrier discharges”
HT.3 Pedro Almeida, “Self-organization as an intrinsic feature of DC glow microdischarges: modelling appearance of different spot patterns”
HT.4 Tomas Hoder, “Comparison of pulsed and sinusoidal operated barrier discharges”
14:30-16:15 Poster session 2
16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:15-19:00 (Fabrizio Esposito and Mário Lino da Silva)
HT.5 Arnaud Bultel and Julien Annaloro, “Elaboration of collisional-radiative models: illustration and results for flows related to planetary entry situations into Earth and Mars atmospheres”
Workshop Boris F. Gordiets: Air plasma chemistry
W2.1 Carlos Matos Ferreira and Mario Capitelli, “50 Years of Non-Equilibrium Kinetics in Laser Physics, Geophysics and Plasma Chemistry: a Tribute to Boris Gordiets”
W2.2 António Varandas, “Recent progress on accurate ab initio-based potentials and dynamics: atmospheric NxOy triatomic systems and beyond”
W2.3 Annarita Laricchiuta, “Electron-impact excitation cross sections for air kinetics”
W2.4 Fabrizio Esposito, “Rovibrationally detailed cross sections of atom-diatom collisions concerning air species”
W2.5 Mário Lino da Silva, “Modeling of diatom-diatom collisions using the Forced Harmonic Oscillator method, and application to high temperature kinetics applications”
W2.6 Christophe Laux, “Radiative transition probabilities and electron-impact excitation cross-sections for the VUV systems of N2”
20:00-23:30 Conference dinner, Quinta de S. João
Friday, July 13th
9:00-10:45 Chairs: Francisco Gordillo-Vázquez and Juergen Meichsner
GL.5 Ute Ebert, “Thunderstorms as electron accelerators and the discharge zoo above the clouds”
GL.6 Antoine Rousseau, Crookes Prize Lecture, “Streamers and discharges at liquid and solid interfaces”
HT.6 Julian Schulze, “Ionization by drift and ambipolar electric fields in electronegative capacitive radio frequency plasmas”
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
14:30-16:15 Poster session 3
14:30-19:30 Excursion, Guimarães
Saturday, July 14th
9:00-10:45 Chairs: Stéphane Pasquiers and Vasco Guerra
GL.7 Kostya Ostrikov, “Small energy for small things: plasma nanoscience for a sustainable future”
TL.7 Bogdana Mitu, “Plasma deposition of carbon-based materials: diagnostic studies”
TL.8 Frantisek Krcma, “Generation of pin hole discharges in liquids”
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Chairs: Dragana Maric and Gheorghe Dinescu
HT.7 Mark J. Kushner, “Control of Electron, Ion and Photon Distributions in Low Pressure Plasmas Using Pulsed Power”
HT.8 Masaru Hori, “High-speed synthesis and crystalinity control of nanographene using inliquid plasma in alcohol”
GL.8 William G. Graham, “Plasmas in Liquids and their Applications”