• 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.

Highlighted phrase

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 1969 2019

Chemical aspects of CO2 plasma modelling

Koelman, P., 10 apr 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 173 blz.

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

Open Access
Bestand
2 Citaties (Scopus)

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, blz. 189-198 10 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
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 blz., 029503

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftCommentaar/Brief aan de redacteurAcademicpeer review

Open Access
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microplasmas
resistors
Resistors
Physics
physics

Uitrusting

centrifuges
modules
light sources
emission spectra
semiconductor lasers

Arges Space

Gerrit Kroesen (Manager)

Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

weightlessness
parabolas
astronauts
research projects
International Space Station
ovens
luminaires
tubes
infrared radiation
temperature

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

European Plasma Conference HTPP-11

Wouter Graef (Ontvanger), 27 jun 2010

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

Activiteiten 2005 2021

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

International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) (Externe organisatie)

Sander Nijdam (Lid)
19 jul 2019 → …

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

Pers/media

University of Michigan Assigned Patent for Microdischarge-Based Transducer

Mark Kushner

29/06/18

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

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

Mark Kushner

29/06/18

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

PRESS: Fusion Research Ignites Innovation

Mark Kushner

10/04/18

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

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

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

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

Auteur: van Eijk, H., 31 mrt 1997

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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

Auteur: Nguyen, T., 2017

Begeleider: Sobota, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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