1st RAPID Symposium in Manchester

The first RAPID Symposium will be held in Manchster 3rd-7th of November 2014. Program

First Workshops 2nd - 6th June 2014

The Workshop on Basics of Plasma Modeling and Simulation and Basics of Plasma Diagnostic Techniques will be held in Antwerp and in Bochum.

2nd-4th of June 2014 Basics of Plasma Modeling and Simulation, Antwerp

4th-6th of June 2014 Basics of Plasma Diagnostic Techniques, Bochum

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RAPID started 1st October 2013

The goal of the Multi-Partner ITN-RAPID (Reactive Atmospheric Plasma processIng - eDucation network) is the realization of an interdisciplinary training involving the disciplines physics, chemistry and engineering. As a result, RAPID will create the platform for a truly European PhD in plasma technology.

The scientific goal is the development of non-equilibrium reactive processes in atmospheric pressure plasmas. Thereby, the great success of low pressure plasmas enabling a multitude of applications ranging from material synthesis, automotive and microelectronics can be repeated. In addition, even more applications become possible due to the easy integration of atmospheric pressure plasmas in current industrial processes. Hot topics such as large area solar cells, barrier coatings to improve the permeation properties of polymers and plasma chemical gas conversion are selected.

The research success requires a specific training covering diverse aspects such as modeling and simulation of plasmas and surfaces, diagnostic to validate these models and the implications for industrial scale-up. This will be trained in a coordinated effort involving 10 academic and 10 industrial partners from 8 European countries.