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Symposium PM07—Plasma-Based Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Novel Materials for Advanced Applications

Plasma-based synthesis and processing is an important technique for fabricating and functionalizing novel and technologically-useful materials at different length scales. Plasmas enable reactions and interactions that are otherwise impossible to achieve with conventional methods (e.g. thermal) because of unique energy coupling. However, with the diverse chemistries and materials accessible by plasma-based processes comes complexity regardless in the gas or liquid phases. There are many different plasma sources, ranging from those operated at low pressures (vacuum) to high pressures (atmospheric), degrees of equilibrium, from non-thermal and non-equilibrium to thermal equilibrium, and many types of plasma-material interactions, from physical sputtering to reactive etching to nucleation. Despite such vast differences from one plasma-based process to another and the complexity of sciences that are encompassed, there are basic fundamentals underlying the plasma physics and chemistry and the synthesis of materials. This symposium intends to serve as a special forum to bring together experts working in different fields that encompass and overlap in the area of plasma synthesis and processing of materials using varying plasma techniques. Specifically, the symposium will cover topics related to new frontiers in materials design such as nanoscale materials and their applications, and attempt to identify and address current challenges, as well as advanced understanding on plasma phenomena via different plasma simulation modeling techniques.

Topics will include:

  • Plasma-synthesis of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional materials, and other nanoscale materials
  • Plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition in different length scales
  • Plasma processing and surface engineering/functionalization
  • Microplasma synthesis and processing
  • Arc plasmas
  • Laser-based plasmas
  • Thermal plasma synthesis/processing
  • Plasma simulation and modeling
  • Plasma catalysis
  • Thin film and nanomaterial devices for electronic and energy applications
  • Biomaterials for medical applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Sumit Agarwal (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Adam Boies (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Mariadriana Creatore (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Danil Dobrynin (Drexel University, USA)
  • Minoru Fujii (Kobe University, Japan)
  • Matteo Gherardi (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Michael Gordon (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Toshiaki Kato (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Hyun-Ha Kim (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Bruce E. Koel (Princeton University, USA)
  • Vasiliki Poenitzsch (Southwest Research Institute, USA)
  • Yevgeny Raitses (Princeton University, USA)
  • Dan Sun (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom)
  • Vladimir Svrcek (Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Natalie Tarasenka (National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Belarus)
  • Arthur Utz (Tufts University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mohan Sankaran
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Davide Mariotti
Ulster University
Plasma Science and Nanoscale Engineering Group Nanotechnology & Integrated, Biio-Engineering Center
United Kingdom

Tomohiro Nozaki
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering

Chi-Chin Wu
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate

Keywords for Abstract Submission

nano materials, plasma, simulation

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