WOPMAS 2019 at RUB

The Vth WOPMAS (Workshop on Plasma Modelling And Simulation) has been hold at Ruhr-Uni Bochum Theoretische Elektrotechnik on 5-6th December. Four different groups of scientists (Bochum, Eindhoven, Lueneburg and Cottbus) working on the modelling and the simulations of low-temperature plasma devices joined the meeting. The next meeting is decided to be held in September 2020 at Iserlohn Fachhochschule. The organizers are grateful for the contribution of the Research Department.


Dr. Svetlana Starikovskaia at EP V lab

Dr. Svetlana Starikovskaia form the LPP lab at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris joined the CRC 1316 as new Mercator Fellow. She visits the group of Prof. Czarnetzki from November 11th until November 29th, 2019

She is an expert in low temperature plasma, pulsed nanosecond discharges, kinetics of chemically active nonequilibrium media, energy distribution in the discharge, excitation of internal degrees of freedom, combustion initiation and support by nonequilibrium plasma.

Organized conferences

LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Projects (MKSP) Annual Meeting and Busy Days in Bochum 2019

The Astronomical Institute  organized the annual  LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project (MKSP) meeting from September 27 until September 29, 2019 at the Ruhr-University in Bochum. The meeting was supported by the Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions. The main objectives of this annual meeting were to share the latest scientific results obtained by the MKSP members using LOFAR, to discuss current and future projects and to present software and technical developments.

The head of the local organizing comittee was Noelia Herrera-Ruiz. Furthermore, Prof. Dettmar worked within the scientific organizing comittee.

Guest at Experimental Physics II

Sylvain Iséni stays two weeks for electric field measurements on micro cavity plasma arrays

Dr. Sylvain Iséni stayed from October 21st until October 31st, 2019, in the group of Prof. Achim von Keudell. His visit is part of the collaboration with his home institute, GREMI, espacially, Prof. Remi Dussart. Particularly, the focus of the recent visit is are eletric field measurements by optical emission spectroscopy in the project A6 (Dr. Volker Schulz-von der Gathen, Sebastian Dzikowski) of the CRC1316. In the project micro cavity arrays are investigated.

Furthermore, Dr. Iséni used the chance to participate in the online seminar and had a talk with the title "Temperate micro-plasmas for environmental purposes: sources, properties, cross-diagnostics & challenges".


Emile Carbone visits the research group experimental physics V

On Oktober 25th, 2019, Dr. Emile Carbone from the Max-Planck institute for plasma physics in Garching, Germany, is going to visit the research group of Prof. Czarnetzki. Dr. Carbone is research group leader of the group Plasma for Gas Conversion and is invited to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the framework of the CRC 1316. Moreover, he is going to have a seminar talk at experimental physics V about "CO2 dissociation by microwave plasmas: prospects and challenges" at 10:15 in NB 5/158. Everyone who is interested is welcome to join!

Public Outreach

Cosmology explained in a television program

Prof. Hildebrandt was guest in a television program and explained cosmology. Moreover, he pointed out the importance of basic research. The full episode of the television program "Planet Wissen" can be found here.


Plathinium conference in Antibes

Several projects from the Coordinated Research Centers CRC 1316 and SFB-TR 87 presented their research at the 1st Plathinium Conference (September 16th until September 20th) in Antibes. This conference is a newly combined meeting of the former French vacuum congress, the French assembly on magnetron sputtering and thin films as well as the French conference on ion beam techniques. The PhD students Sascha Monje-Thiemann, Julian Held and Dennis Engels presented their work on low pressure magnetized plasmas in the poster session. Christian Hoppe gave an oral contribution on defects in SiOx coatings. Achim von Keudell presented a plenary lecture on atmospheric pressure plasma chemistry and contributed with a tutorial on fundamentals of plasmas to a workshop preceding the meeting. Achim von Keudell was also elected to become the chair of the 2nd Plathinium conference in 2021.


ALD conference in Seattle

The 19th Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition took place from 21st until 24th July in Seattle. Two groups from the RD Plasma joined the conference namely Prof. Devi from inorganic materials chemistry as well as researchers from theoretical electrical engineering. With six oral and numerous poster presentations, the conference was a great success for the members of the RD Plasma.

The photo shows Prof. Devi with her group at the conference site.