University of Manchester
June 28-30, 2016
This workshop will focus on the chemistry occurring in a range of plasma processes including the effect of both gas-phase and surface reactions. The mechanism of the creation of reactive and excited species in a discharge and their subsequent role will be discussed.
Basic plasma chemical reactions
Fundamentals of kinetics Spectroscopy of excited states
Energy transfer Surface chemistry and catalysis
Practical sessions using modeling software such as Chemkin or Comsol
Use of databases
Visit to Manchester High Voltage lab
High rate synthesis of dense silicon based layer with a dielectric barrier discharge
PROMES CNRS, Perpignan
April 5-7, 2016
An overview of the different photovoltaic plasma applications and atmospheric pressure solutions in development were presented. Fundamentals of surface and thin film analysis were presented with an emphasis on methods which are generally applied to plasma-modified surfaces and plasma- deposited thin films such as electron probe microanalysis, secondary ion mass spectrometry and various derivatization techniques.
Simon took part in the series of lectures "Alles Plasma!" in the city center if Bochum.
This small video shows his working place at the Ruhr-University Bochum: Simon's working place
"Plasmen in der Atmosphäre", February 4, 2016, Blue Square, Bochum
Computer modeling becomes increasingly important in any field of research, including also the field of low-temperature plasmas. There exist various (semi)commercial tools for this purpose, and the aim of this training course is to show the possibilities and application fields of these tools. Five different companies presented their software, demonstrations and hands-on training were part of this workshop at the University of Antwerp, 25th - 27th January 2016.
26.-29. October 2015
Simon Hübner, RAPID fellow at the Ruhr-University Bochum, won together with Joao Santos Sousa (CNRS, Université Paris Sud) the Best Poster Award at the ISPC 22 in Antwerp.
ISPC 22 - 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Sunday 5 to Friday 10 July 2015, University of Antwerp, Belgium
RAPID fellows presented their work in an extra ITN session on the 6th of July 2015.
Mahdi Shirazi, University of Antwerp, gave a presentation during his secondment at the Ruhr-University Bochum, June 29th, 2015.
His talk was about Multi-scale modelling of plasma catalysis. In this research, the interaction of free radical species with a Ni catalyst surface were studied by density functional theory (DFT) calculations, and this information is now being implemented in a kinetic Monte Carlo model, to study the catalytic mechanisms.