FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PROF. DR. RALF PETER BRINKMANN, CHAIR FOR THEORETICAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The main focus of the TET group is on the modeling and simulation of technological plasmas. A wide array of sys-tems and devices is addressed, distinguished by their excitation scheme (DC, pulsed, RF, MW), pressure range (1 to 105 Pa), and electron density (1014 - 1020 m-3). Special emphasis is on RF driven discharges (capacitively and inductively coupled plasmas), miniaturized plasma jets at ambient pressure, and magnetically enhanced high power plasmas (high power impulse magnetrons, magnetically enhanced hollow cathode arc discharges). Also addressed are core phenomena such as the plasma boundary sheath and the onset of spontaneous structure for-mation. Moreover, evaluation schemes for the plasma diagnostic methods are developed, particularly for passive and active plasma resonance spectroscopy. The research uses both analytical and numerical models, often in com-bination.

Keywords: Technological plasmas, kinetic theory, analytical methods, numerical methods 

Webpage: Theoretical Electrical Engineering