• De Zaale, Flux

    5612 AJ Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We study the elementary processes in gas discharges through a mix of theory, modeling and the development of diagnostics.

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As much as we enjoy exploring new fields of application, our research has always been based on one underlying interest: the elementary processes in and the physics of plasmas

Organisational profile

In the EPG group, we use our thorough understanding of elementary processes to develop predictive models of a large range of plasmas. These models take into account the intensity and effectivity of processes such as ionization, recombination, transport, radiation, excitation, de-excitation, chemical reactions and surface processes.

We integrate state-of-the art plasma diagnostics (imaging, passive and active spectroscopy) and advanced plasma models that enable plasma users to optimize the plasma source for their specific application. Over the years, the group has worked on a wide range of applications: plasma etching, lighting, medical applications and so much more.

The group currently focuses on a number of research and application areas.

  • Corona discharges and lightning – streamer-like electric discharges from the initial stage of electric breakdown in long gaps. Our aim is to increase understanding and optimize the various technological applications.
  • Dusty and complex plasma. Under certain conditions, dust particles can form spontaneously in plasmas. Their presence is often negative, but there are also some interesting positive applications.
  • EUV-induced plasma, the type of plasma induced when highly energetic photons ionize a low-pressure gas. Understanding this type of plasma is of major importance to the lithography industry.
  • Plasma-assisted combustion. Under extreme conditions, such as in airplanes, combustion happens too slowly. Our aim is to speed it up by using plasma.
  • Plasmas for biological, environmental and medical applications. Cold atmospheric pressure plasmas (CAPs) have many applications, such as killing bacteria, wound healing and cancer treatment.

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Research Output 1969 2019

Chemical aspects of CO2 plasma modelling

Koelman, P., 10 Apr 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 173 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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Cold electron runaway below the friction curve

Diniz, G., Rutjes, C., Ebert, U. & Ferreira, I. S., 16 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. D, Atmospheres. 124, 1, p. 189-198 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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friction
electrons
Friction
electron
Electrons

Corrigendum: Concepts and characteristics of the 'COST Reference Microplasma Jet' (Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2016) 49 (084003) DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/8/084003)

Golda, J., Held, J., Redeker, B., Konkowski, M., Beijer, P., Sobota, A., Kroesen, G., St.J.Braithwaite, N., Reuter, S., Turner, M. M., Gans, T., O'Connell, D. & Schulz-Von Der Gathen, V., 9 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 52, 2, 2 p., 029503

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademicpeer-review

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microplasmas
resistors
Resistors
Physics
physics

Equipment

centrifuges
modules
light sources
emission spectra
semiconductor lasers
weightlessness
parabolas
astronauts
research projects
International Space Station
ovens
luminaires
tubes
infrared radiation
temperature

Prizes

2009 Best Poster Award

Roxana Silvia Tipa (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

ASML Promotieprijs 2006, 1e prijswinnaar

E.R. Kieft (Recipient), 16 Jun 2006

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

European Plasma Conference HTPP-11

Wouter Graef (Recipient), 27 Jun 2010

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2005 2021

International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases XXXV

Ute Ebert (Chair), Sander Nijdam (Organiser), Gerrit Kroesen (Organiser)
2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Hakone XVII, International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry

Sander Nijdam (Chair), Ana Sobota (Organiser), Ute Ebert (Organiser), Gerrit Kroesen (Organiser), Tom Huiskamp (Organiser)
2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) (External organisation)

Sander Nijdam (Member)
19 Jul 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Press / Media

University of Michigan Assigned Patent for Microdischarge-Based Transducer

Mark Kushner

29/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Michigan (June 29)

Mark Kushner

29/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

PRESS: Fusion Research Ignites Innovation

Mark Kushner

10/04/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas

Corona discharges and lightning

Sander Nijdam (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Dusty and complex plasma

Job Beckers (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

EUV induced plasma

Job Beckers (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

Afbraak van organische verontreinigingen in water met behulp van gepulste corona ontladingen

Author: van Eijk, H., 31 Mar 1997

Supervisor: Cramers, C. (Supervisor 1), Claessens, H. (Supervisor 2), van Veldhuizen, E. (Supervisor 2) & Hoeben, W. F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Electric field and charge measurements in a DC-pulsed plasma jet using the Pockels effect

Author: Nguyen, T., 2017

Supervisor: Sobota, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Numerical study of a pneumatic sampling system

Author: Datadien, K., 2018

Supervisor: Toschi, F. (Supervisor 1) & Drenten, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master