Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges

  • De Zaale, Flux

    5612 AJ Eindhoven

    Nederland

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

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

Over de organisatie

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    Onderzoeksoutput

    Open Access
  • Advancements in Microwave Cavity Resonance Spectroscopy

    Platier, B., 26 jun 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

    Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

    Open Access
    Bestand

    Characterization of a kHz atmospheric pressure plasma jet: Comparison of discharge propagation parameters in experiments and simulations without target

    Hofmans, M., Viegas, P., van Rooij, O., Klarenaar, B., Guaitella, O., Bourdon, A. & Sobota, A., mrt 2020, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 29, 3, 15 blz., 034003.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Uitrusting

  • Prijzen

    2009 Best Poster Award

    Roxana Silvia Tipa (Ontvanger), 2009

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

    ASML Promotieprijs 2006, 1e prijswinnaar

    E.R. Kieft (Ontvanger), 16 jun 2006

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

    Best Poster Award at the 31st NNV symposium on Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology

    Anne Limburg (Ontvanger), 13 mrt 2019

    Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdWetenschappelijk

    Activiteiten

    International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases XXXV

    Ute Ebert (Voorzitter), Sander Nijdam (Organisator), Gerrit Kroesen (Organisator)
    2021

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

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

    Sander Nijdam (Voorzitter), Ana Sobota (Organisator), Ute Ebert (Organisator), Gerrit Kroesen (Organisator), Tom Huiskamp (Organisator)
    2020

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

    WOPMAS-2019

    Chris Schoutrop (Bijdrager)
    5 dec 20196 dec 2019

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

    Impacts

    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)

    Scripties/Masterproeven

    (In,Ga)N heterostructures in self-assembled GaN nanowires grown on TiN by molecular beam epitaxy

    Auteur: Goertz, J. J., 2016

    Begeleider: Koenraad, P. M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Geelhaar, L. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), Bakkers, E. P. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Nijdam, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Zijlstra, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand

    3D reconstruction of streamer discharges using mathematical algorithms: based on predictive back-end reconstruction, minimum spanning trees and sub-Riemannian geometry

    Auteur: de Veld, F., 4 jul 2019

    Begeleider: Dijcks, S. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Nijdam, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Bekkers, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Florack, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor

    Bestand

    Absorption spectroscopy of nitric oxide in a volume dielectric barrier discharge

    Auteur: Jalat, D., 2018

    Begeleider: Sobota, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Awakowicz, P. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand