FACULTY OF Physics and Astronomy

JUN.-PROF. JUDITH GOLDA, PLASMA INTERFACE PHYSICS, EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS II

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The focus of our research group is on the interaction of non-equilibrium plasmas with surfaces. We are interested in the fundamental processes between plasma components and treated substrates as well as possible synergistic effects. For the analysis, we use both plasma and surface diagnostics such as electrical measurements, optical (VUV/visible/infrared) emission and laser absorption spectroscopy, XPS and optical microscopy. We place great emphasis on backing up our complex experiments with simple model calculations and making them comparable for simulations.
Current research topics are charge effects of dielectric barrier surface discharges, the interaction and self-organization of plasma-treated surfaces under the influence of laser radiation and the use of plasmas in biocataly-sis and medical applications.

Keywords: plasma interface, non-equilibrium plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, plasma catalysis

Webpage: Plasma Interface Physics