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Workshop on Input Data for Plasma Modeling by Prof. Mark Kushner
At the dies celebration of TU/e in April 2016, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will be honoring plasma physicist Prof. Mark Kushner with an honorary doctorate. TU/e will also organize a one day workshop on input data for plasma modeling with Prof. Kushner as its guest of honor.
Recently, the availability of reliable input data for plasma modeling has been attracting an increasing level of attention. At this moment, the international platform LXcat is available (www.lxcat.net), an open-access website for collecting, displaying, and downloading electron and ion scattering cross sections, swarm parameters (mobility, diffusion coefficient, etc.), reaction rates, energy distribution functions, etc. and other data required for modeling low temperature plasmas. This facility enables users in plasma modeling to use reliable input data, which has been verified for correctness and applicability.
This facility, however, does not have any data on plasma chemistry or on photon induced processes. Neither are surface processes covered. In previous meetings, notably at ICPIG in Iasi, Romania, July 2016, initial discussions have been held on the idea of extending LXcat to include the above-mentioned processes.