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The Plasma Science Center sponsors a web-seminar series in which Co-PIs of the Center and LTP researchers present their most recent research results. Past presentations can be accessed from this page.

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  • Francis Chen, January 17, 2014
    Ion Energy Distributions from a Permanent-Magnet Helicon Thruster (PPT)

  • Marthe Bacal, December 20, 2013
    Effect of Caesium Seeding in Negative Hydrogen Ion Sources (PDF, PPTX)

  • Roman Kompaneets, September 13, 2013
    Ion Kinetic Waves in a Weakly Ionized Plasma (PDF)

  • Sarveshwar Sharma, August 30, 2013
    Study of Stochastic Heating in Single and Dual Frequency Capacitive Discharges Using Particle-in-cell Simulation (PDF)

  • Francis Chen, June 14, 2013
    Permanent-magnet Helicon Sources for Etching, Coating, and Thrust (PPT, PDF)

  • Mikhail Shneider, May 3, 2013
    Dynamic Contraction of the Positive Column of a Self-sustained Glow Discharge in Nitrogen/Air Flow (PPT, PDF)

  • Mikhail Dorf, April 19, 2013
    Collective Focusing of a Neutralized Intense Ion Beam Propagating Along a Weak Solenoidal Magnetic Field (PPT, PDF)

  • Michael Campanell, April 12, 2013
    Study of the Formation and Motion of Plasma Globe Filaments with High Frequency Photography (PPTX, PDF)

  • Alexander Thomas, April 5, 2013
    The Power of Light: Next Generation Radiation Sources Enabled by Ultra-Powerful Lasers Interacting with Plasma
    (PDF - 35 MB)

  • Hyo-Chang Lee, March 29, 2013
    Electron Energy Distribution Function of the Plasma in the Presence of Both Capacitive Field and Inductive Field: from Electron Heating to Plasma Processing Control

  • Troy Carter, March 22, 2013
    Modification of Turbulence and Transport with Continuous Variation of Edge Flow and Flow Shear in LAPD
    (PDF with movies - 57 MB, PDF without movies - 3 MB)

  • Brandon Weatherford, March 8, 2013
    Two-Dimensional Profiles of Electron and Metastable Densities Produced in Helium Fast Ionization Wave Discharges (PPTX, PDF)

  • Chris Cooper, February 22, 2013
    Transport in a Field-aligned Magnetized Plasma and Neutral Gas Boundary: the End of the Plasma (PPTX, PDF)

  • Paola Diomede, February 8, 2013
    Control of Ion Energy Distributions on Plasma Electrodes (PPTX, PDF)

  • Igor Adamovich, January 25, 2013
    Point-to-point Nanosecond Pulse "Diffuse Filament" Discharges for Studies of Energy Transfer and Nonequilibrium Chemical Reaction Mechanisms in Molecular Plasmas (PPT)

  • Rebecca Anthony, December 14, 2012 (part 1), January 11, 2013 (part 2)
    Plasma-produced Silicon Nanocrystals for Light-emitting Devices - part I (PDF, PPTX)

  • J. P. Sheehan, December 7, 2012
    A Kinetic Theory of Planar Plasma Sheaths Surrounding Electron Emitting Surfaces (PDF)

  • Francis Chen, November 9, 2012
    Use of Permanent Magnets for Laboratory and Industrial Plasmas (PDF)

  • Michael Campanell, October 5, 2012
    Instability and Disappearance of Debye Sheaths Due to Secondary Electron Emission (PPTX)

  • Mierk Anne Schwabe, September 21, 2012
    Bubbles and Droplets in a Dusty Plasma (PDF)

  • Predrag Krstic, June 1 and 8, 2012
    Tuning Plasma by the Nanoscale Lithium-Dopped Surfaces (PDF)

  • Pascal Chabert, May 11, 2012
    Global Model of Micro-Hollow Cathode Discharges (PPTX)

  • Peter Yoon, May 4, 2012
    Electron Acceleration by Langmuir Turbulence (PPT)

  • Gregory Nusinovich and Yakov Dimant, March 30, 2012
    To Detecting Concealed Radioactive Sources: Propagation of Gamma Rays and Production of Free Electrons in Air (PDF - part 1, PDF - part 2)

  • David Go, March 16, 2012
    Field Emission-Driven Microdischarges (PDF)

  • David Staack, March 2, 2012
    Microplasmas in Liquids (PPTX)

  • Natalia Babaeva, February 17, 2012
    Challenges in Modeling of Plasma Interactions in Medicine and Biology: What Insights Can You Expect? (PDF)

  • Valery Godyak, January 27, 2012
    Electron Temperature Modification in Gas Discharge Plasma (PDF)

  • Irina V. Schweigert, June 10, 2011
    Different Modes of a Capacitively Coupled Radio Frequency Discharge in Methane (PDF)

  • Natalia Sternberg, May 20, 2011
    Patching the Plasma and Sheath Solutions (PDF)

  • Amy Wendt, April 29, 2011
    Optical Diagnostics of Electron Energy Distributions in Low Temperature Plasmas (PDF)

  • Alex Likhanskii, April 15, 2011
    Surface Discharges and Their Applications (PDF)

  • Ammar Hakim, March 25, 2011
    Nautilus: Robust and Accurate Code for Modeling Chemically Reacting Plasma Fluid Flows (PDF)

  • Scott Baalrud, February 25, 2011
    The Bohm Criterion In Plasmas With One or Two Ion Species (PDF)

  • Vladimir Demidov, February 11, 2011
    Probe Measurements of Electron Energy Distributions in Gas Discharge Plasmas (part 2) (PDF)

  • Valery Godyak, January 28, 2011
    Probe Measurements of Electron Energy Distributions in Gas Discharge Plasmas (part 1) (PPT)

  • Igor Kaganovich, January 14, 2011
    Formation of Structures in Plasma With Negative Ions: From Glow Discharges to Ball Lightning (PDF)

  • Leo Lau, December 17, 2010
    From Quantum Chemistry Curiosity Research to Green Technology Innovation and Commercialization - Creation of Tailor-made Molecular Layers by Hyperthermal Hydrogen Induced Cross-linking (PDF)

  • JP Sheehan, December 03, 2010
    A Comparison of Emissive Probe Techniques for Electric Potential Measurements in a Hall Thruster Plasma (PDF)

  • Vincent Donnelly, October 29, 2010
    Plasma-Surface Interactions at a "Spinning Wall" (PPT)

  • Gottlieb Oehrlein, September 24, 2010
    Low-Temperature H2 Plasma Interactions with a-CH Surfaces (PDF)

  • Vincent Donnelly, April 30, 2010
    Initial Measurements and Modeling of a Novel Reactor to Control Plasma Electron and Ion Distribution Functions (PDF)

  • Igor Adamovich, April 23, 2010
    Studies of Fast Ionization Wave Discharge Plasmas Using Optical Diagnostics with Sub-Nanosecond Time Resolution (PDF)

  • Uwe Kortshagen, April 16, 2010
    Charging, Heating and Ion Bombardment of Nanoparticles in Plasmas (PDF)

  • Iain Boyd, April 09, 2010
    Computation of Nonequilibrium Low Temperature Plasma Using Hybrid Particle-Fluid Methods (PDF)

  • Vladimir Demidov, March 26, 2010
    Control of Gas Discharge Plasma Properties Utilizing Nonlocal Electron Energy Distribution Functions (PDF)

  • Ed Barnat, March 19, 2010
    Diagnostic Tools for Multi-Dimensional Plasmas (PDF)

  • Emi Kawamura, March 05, 2010
    2D Fluid Reactor Models using COMSOL (PDF)