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RESEARCH

Monthly Research Highlights

Date

Project Titles

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July 2017

a) Identifying the Dominant Ions In Argon Plasmas: DEI, DAI, and Ar2
b) Generation of Energetic Electrons in Microplasma at Moderate Pressures

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June 2017

a) RF Jet Treatment of Polymers as a Case Study of Plasma-Surface Interactions at Atmospheric Pressure
b) Ionization Instability Induced by Nonlocal Electron Kinetics in Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas

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May 2017

a) Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Interacting with Thin Liquid Surface Film
b) Predicting High Voltage Breakdown for Plasma Switch Operation

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April 2017

a) Inductively Coupled Plasma Sources at Low Driving Frequencies
b) Micro-plasma Surface Treatment of Luminescent, Water-soluble Silicon Quantum Dots

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March 2017

a) Near-Surface Plasma-Water Interactions
b) Importance of Reactive Nitrogen Species in Plasma-Bio Interactions

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February 2017

a) Self-organization and Electrolyte Ion Mass Transport Processes in DC Glows
b) Nanoparticles in Low Temperature Plasmas: Not all Negatively Charged

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January 2017

a) Diagnostics of Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas Utilizing Ultrafast Lasers
b) Time-Resolved Emission from the VUV to near IR of Atmospheric Pressure He Discharges into Open Air

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November 2016

a) Electric Field Measurements in a Ns Pulse Discharge in Atmospheric Air
b) New Insights on Potential of Emitting Wall with Applications for Emissive Probes

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October 2016

a) Model Polymer Etching Mechanisms and Surface Modification by a Time-Modulated RF Plasma Jet
b) Kinetic Global Modeling framework: V&V and Metastable Rare Gas Laser

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September 2016

a) Striations in PIC Simulations of Atmospheric Pressure Narrow Gap He/H2O rf Capacitive Discharges
b) Ion Velocity Distributions in Argon and Helium Discharges: Comparison between Numerical Simulation and Experimental Data

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August 2016

a) Insights into the Mechanism of In-Plasma Photo-Assisted Etching
b) A Review Paper – "Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Nanocrystals: Fundamental Principles, Materials, and Applications"

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July 2016

a) Simulations of High-Pressure Cathodic Arcs with Adaptive Cartesian Mesh
b) Consequences of Lattice Orientation in Packed Bed Reactors

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June 2016

a) OH Kinetics in a Shielded Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet
b) Near-Surface Plasma-Water Interactions

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May 2016

a) A Kelvin-Helmholtz-Like Instability at the Plasma-Liquid Interface
b) Plasma-Induced Crystallization of Silicon Nanoparticles

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April 2016

a) Time-Resolved Emission from the VUV to near IR of Atmospheric Pressure He Discharges into Open Air
b) Hybrid Fluid/Kinetic Modeling of Plasma Flows Over Aerosol Microparticles

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March 2016

a) Laser-Collision Induced Fluorescence in Highly Collisional Helium Discharges
b) Plasma Diagnostics and Modeling of Lithium-Containing Plasmas for Deposition of Solid Electrolytes

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February 2016

a) Electron Densities and Electric Fields in High Pressure ns Pulsed Discharges
b) Magnetically Insulated Baffled Probe for Measurement of Plasma Potential in Medium-Pressure Magnetized Discharges

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January 2016

a) Effect of Local Gas Chemistry and Type of Cold Atmospheric Plasma Source on VUV Exposure
b) Global Modeling for Rare Gas Metastable Lasers

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December 2015

a) Bandwidth Structure of Growth Rate of Two-Stream Instability of an Electron Beam Propagating in a Bounded Plasma
b) DC Particle-in-cell (PIC) Simulations of Atmospheric Pressure Argon Discharges

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November 2015

a) Atmospheric Pressure rf Glow Discharge for Nanocrystal Synthesis
b) Advanced Diagnostics of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets Contacting Surfaces

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October 2015

a) Particle in Cell Solver with Adaptive Cartesian Mesh: Simulations of Gas Breakdown and Streamer Formation
b) Controlling Plasma-Liquid Interactions through Environmental Factors

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September 2015

a) Solvated Electrons at the Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Water Anodic Interface
b) DC Atmospheric Pressure Air Glow Discharge with a Water Cathode: OH Kinetics and Water Concentration

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August 2015

a) Observation of Real Time Transport of ROS/RNS from the Liquid Interface in 2-D Plasma Bubble Apparatus
b) Effect of Particle Charge Limits on Particle Charge Distributions in Dusty Plasmas

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July 2015

a) Low-Frequency Ionization Oscillations in Hall Thruster Discharge Plasma
b) Massively Parallel Writing of Nano-Patterns as Small as 3 nm Using a Highly Monoenergetic Ion Beam Extracted from a Pulsed Plasma with Pulsed Bias

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May 2015

a) Two Dimensional Laser-Collision Induced Fluorescence in Low-Pressure Argon Discharges
b) Laser Light Scattering Reveals Spatiotemporal Evolution of Silicon Particle Clouds in Dusty Plasmas

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April 2015

a) Electric Field Vector Measurements in Nsec Pulse Ionization Wave Discharges
b) Electrode Processes in Atmospheric Pressure Arc Discharge

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March 2015

a) Particle-in-cell Simulations of Atmospheric Pressure He/H2O Discharges
b) NO3 Formation on Biomolecular and Polymeric Surfaces after Treatment by Cold Atmospheric Plasma

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February 2015

a) Structure of Velocity Distribution of Sheath-Accelerated Secondary Electrons in an Asymmetric RF-DC Discharge
b) Experiments and Simulations of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets Interacting with Surfaces

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January 2015

a) Advances of Hybrid Kinetic-Fluid Solvers for Gas Discharge Plasmas
b) Temporal Evolution of Electron Energy Probability Function in Dusty Plasmas Measured by Langmuir Probe

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December 2014

a) Control of Plasma-Biointeractions by Tuning Plasma Chemistry
b) Controlling Fluences of Plasma Induced Liquid Reactivity with Dielectric Barrier Discharges

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November 2014

a) How To Control Fluxes of Nanoparticles to a Substrate
b) Coupled Transport in Plasma-Liquid Interactions

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October 2014

a) Investigating the Plasma-liquid Interface Using a 2-D bubble in a Modified Hele-Shaw Cell: First Results
b) Construction and First Results of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Source Interacting with a Surface

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September 2014

a) Manipulation and Interrogation of Dynamic Plasma Discharges
b) Mode Transition of Hall Thruster Discharge Plasma

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June 2014

a) Laser Light Scattering and Electron Energy Distribution Function Measurements in a Nanodusty Plasma
b) Radical Species in Surface Ionization Wave Plasmas at the Liquid-Vapor Interface

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April 2014

a) Self-Organization of Atmospheric Pressure Carbon Arc Discharges
b) NO3 Formation on Surfaces by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Treatment

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March 2014

a) PIC Simulations of α to γ Transition in Atmospheric Pressure Capacitive Discharges
b) Plasma-induced Crystallization of Silicon Nanoparticles

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February 2014

a) Sheath-Induced Instabilities in Magnetized Plasmas
b) Kinetic Solvers with Adaptive Mesh in Phase Space: Application to Electron Kinetics in Capacitively Coupled Plasmas

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October 2013

a) Photo-Assisted Etching of Si in Cl- and Br-Containing Plasmas
b) 'NOx Box': A Novel Antimicrobial Plasma Source

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September 2013

a) Why Does Fresh Nucleation Occur in a Dusty Plasma Void?
b) Ferromagnetic Enhanced Inductive Plasma Sources

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August 2013

a) Control of Electron Energy Distribution Functions Using Dual Tandem Pulsed/CW Plasma Sources
b) Time-averaged Characterization and Predictive Control of the Electron Energy Distribution Functions (EEDFs) in Hall Thruster Plasmas

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July 2013

a) Direct Kinetic Simulation of Hall Thruster Discharge Plasma
b) Application of Wall Probe for Plasma Research and Gas Analysis

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June 2013

a) Plasma Distribution and Transport in a Magnetized Plasma
b) Laser Light Scattering During Plasma Synthesis of Silicon Nanoparticles

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May 2013

a) NO Formation in Nanosecond Pulse Afterglows Plasma
b) Effects of Anomalous Electron Cross-Field Transport on Electron and Ion Velocity Distribution Functions in a Low Pressure Magnetized Plasma

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April 2013

a) Isotope Effects on Ion Flux Composition, ArM metastables, and Etching of Hydrocarbon films for Ar/H2 and Ar/D2 Plasmas
b) 2D Fluid Model Coupled to 1D PIC Code to obtain IEDs in Multi-frequency CCPs

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March 2013

a) CARS Measurements of Vibrational Distribution Function in Nanosecond Pulsed Plasmas
b) Particle Charging in Argon-Hydrogen Plasmas

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February 2013

a) Non-monotonic Distributions of Excited Atoms in the Positive Column of Pulsed Helium Discharges: Dynamic Plasma Regime
b) Quasi-Periodic Mode Hopping in Competing Ionization Waves

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January 2013

a) Controlling Sheath and Plasma Properties due to Effects of Electron-Induced Secondary Electron Emission
b) Control of VUV Fluxes and Etch Profiles Through Control of Electron Energy Distributions in Pulsed Inductively Coupled Plasmas

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December 2012

a) Antimicrobial Plasma-Activated Water Aynergizes with UV A Photons
b) Control of Ion Energy Distributions Using the Electrical Asymmetry Effect

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November 2012

Numerical Modeling of Silicon Particle Nucleation and Growth in Chemically Reacting Argon-Silane RF Plasma

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October 2012

a) Generation of Novel EEDFs in a Tandem Plasma Reactor
b) Time-averaged Characterization and Predictive Control of the Electron Energy Distribution Functions (EEDFs) in Hall Thruster Plasmas

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September 2012

a) Control of Plasma Voltage Oscillations in a Short DC Discharge with an External Auxiliary Electrode
b) Deterministic Kinetic Simulation for Non-equilibrium Plasmas

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August 2012

a) Characterization of Fast Ionization Wave Propagation with Optical Diagnostics
b) Plasma and Surface Diagnostics During Silicon Nanoparticle Synthesis in Low Pressure Silane Plasmas

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Plasma Science Center Fellowships

The DOE Plasma Science Center is offering a limited number of fellowships to support the visits of graduate students and post-doctoral scientists to conduct research at institutions of collaborators within the Center. The goals of these visits include enhancing existing collaborations or initiating new collaborations, and providing broadening experiences to our students and post-doctoral researchers.

Fellowship Announcement (PDF)

Fellowship Application (Word)

DOE Plasma Science Center Fellows

Name and Affiliation

Host Institution, Dates of Visit

Project Report

Yuchen Luo
University of Minnesota

University of Michigan,
January 2016

Study of Ar-H2O Nanosecond Pulsed Discharge

Benjamin Goldberg
Ohio State University

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,
July 2015

Development and Implementation of Electric Field Measurements in Pulsed Discharges Using Four Wave Mixing

Romain Le Picard
University of Minnesota

University of Michigan,
March-April 2015

Numerical Simulation of 2D Capacitively-coupled RF Plasma for the Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals

Patrick Boehm
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

The Ohio State University,
August-November 2014

Spatially Resolved, Non-Invasive Electric Field Measurements by Four Wave Mixing in a Fast Ionization Wave with Sub-Nanosecond Resolution

James Franek and Samuel Nogami
West Virginia University

Sandia National Laboratories,
July-August 2014

Correlating Metastable-atom Density, Reduced Electric Field, and Electron Energy Distribution in Moderate-pressure Argon Discharges

Adam Friss
Colorado State University

Sandia National Laboratories,
June 2014

Development of a Versatile Plasma Source for Laser Diagnostics

Kentaro Hara
University of Michigan

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,
February 2014

Development of a Multi-dimensional Fully-kinetic Direct Vlasov Simulation

Romain Le Picard, Carlos Larriba
University of Minnesota

University of Michigan,
November 2013

Numerical Simulation of 2D Capacitively-coupled RF Plasma for the Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals

Benjamin Pruvost
LPP, Ecole Polytechnique, France

University of Michigan,
October 2013

Modeling of Vibrational Kinetics in Cl2 Inductively-coupled Plasmas

Michael Logue
University of Michigan

University of Houston,
September 2013

Control of Electron Energy Distribution Functions Using a Dual Tandem Plasma Source

Elliot Bartis
University of Maryland

The Ohio State University,
August 2013

Detection of O, N, and NO Produced by an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet by Laser Induced Fluorescence

James Franek, Samuel Nogami
West Virginia University

Sandia National Labs,
July-August 2013

Development of Line-ratio Technique for Metastable-atom Diagnostic

Zakari Eckert
The Ohio State University

University of Michigan,
June 2013

nonPDPSIM Training Visit

Romain Le Picard
University of Minnesota

University of Michigan,
May 2013

Numerical Simulation of 2D Capacitively-coupled RF Plasma for the Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals

Kentaro Hara
University of Michigan

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,
March 2013

A Direct Kinetic Simulation for Secondary Electron Emission from an Emissive Surface

Romain Le Picard
University of Minnesota

University of Michigan,
January 2013

Numerical Simulation of Dusty Plasmas

Dr. Yukinori Sakiyama
University of California at Berkeley

Ohio State University,
October 2012

Modeling of Surface Micro-Discharge in Humid Air with Vibrationally Excited States of Nitrogen

J. P. Sheehan
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Sandia National Laboratories,
August 2012

Measurements of the Sheath Surrounding an Electron Emitting Surface

Kentaro Hara
University of Michigan

CFDRC,
June 2012

Development of a Vlasov Solver for Nonequilibrium Plasma



Research Areas

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Nanophase Plasmas
Microplasmas
Multiphase, Dusty, and Liquid Plasmas
Aerospace Applications
Plasma Surface Interactions
Etching, Deposition, Materials Synthesis
Diagnostics
Modeling and Simulation
Electric Propulsion
Basic Plasma Phenomena
Biological Applications
Space Plasmas