The 27th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) was held in the conference resort of NH Koningshof in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 17–22 July 2005. ICPIG is an important biennial event at which academics and industrialists working in low-temperature plasma science can meet. The 27th ICPIG was organized under the sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAP), the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the Research School Centre for Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology (CPS), the Dutch Organization for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), Stichting Physica, the Dutch organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Philips Lighting, and the Eindhoven University of Technology.
The scientific scope of this joint conference focused on both experimental and theoretical aspects of the physics of ionized gases as well as on industrial applications. It covered the following topics:
• Kinetics, thermodynamics and transport phenomena
• Elementary processes
• Low-pressure glows
• Coronas, sparks, surface discharges and high-pressure glows
• Arc discharges
• High-frequency discharges
• Ionospheric, magnetospheric and astrophysical plasmas
• Plasma diagnostic methods
• Plasma wall interaction, electrode and surface effects
• Physical aspects of plasma chemistry, plasma processing of surfaces and thin film technology
• The generation and dynamics of plasma flows
• Non-ideal plasmas, clusters and dusty plasmas
• Waves and instabilities, including shock waves
• Nonlinear phenomena, self-organization and chaos
• Particle and laser beam interaction with plasmas
• Plasma sources of radiation
• Numerical modelling
• Plasmas for environmental issues
• Highly ionized, low-pressure plasmas (plasma thrusters, ion sources and surface treatment)
• High-pressure, non-thermal plasmas.
ICPIG was attended by close to 400 scientists from 41 countries. A selection of the invited papers is published in this special issue. The 401 contributed papers were presented in five poster sessions. The abstracts of all the oral and poster contributions were published in the CD of the conference proceedings.
I would like to thank all members of the Local Organizing Committee as well as the members of the International Scientific Committee of ICPIG for their indispensable contributions to the success of this joint meeting. We are particularly grateful to the Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Professor Noah Hershkowitz, for the opportunity to publish the invited papers in this special issue and so bring the 27th ICPIG to a wider audience.
|Name||Plasma Sources Science and Technology|
|Conference||27th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG 2005)|
|Abbreviated title||ICPIG 2005|
|Period||17/07/05 → 22/07/05|