LXCat : an open-access, web-based platform for data needed for modeling low temperature plasmas

L.C. Pitchford, L.L. Alves, K. Bartschat, S.F. Biagi, M.C. Bordage, I. Bray, C.E. Brion, M.J. Brunger, L. Campbell, A. Chachereau, B. Chaudhury, L.G. Christophorou, E.A.D. Carbone, N.A. Dyatko, C.M. Franck, D.V. Fursa, R.K. Gangwar, V. Guerra, P. Haefliger, G.J.M. HagelaarA. Hoesl, Y. Itikawa, I.V. Kochetov, R.P. McEachran, W.L. Morgan, A.P. Napartovich, V. Puech, M. Rabie, L. Sharma, R. Srivastava, A.D. Stauffer, J. Tennyson, J. de Urquijo, J. van Dijk, L.A. Viehland, M.C. Zammit, O. Zatsarinny, S. Pancheshnyi

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LXCat is an open-access platform (www.lxcat.net) for curating data needed for modeling the electron and ion components of technological plasmas. The data types presently supported on LXCat are scattering cross sections and swarm/transport parameters, ion-neutral interaction potentials, and optical oscillator strengths. Twenty-four databases contributed by different groups around the world can be accessed on LXCat. New contributors are welcome; the database contributors retain ownership and are responsible for the contents and maintenance of the individual databases. This article summarizes the present status of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1600098
Pages (from-to)1-17
JournalPlasma Processes and Polymers
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


  • cold plasma
  • modeling
  • on-line databases
  • scattering cross sections
  • transport coefficients


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