Mini Course

Fundamentals of Plasma Material Interactions for Fusion and Industrial Plasmas Applications

As part of SOFE 2013, a special one-day mini course on Fundamentals of Plasma Material Interactions (PMI) for Fusion and Industrial Plasmas Applications will be offered on Monday June 10, 2013. The mini course will be held at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco.  A group of international experts from academia and industry will provide a set of comprehensive lectures on plasma material interactions and their applications.

The aim of the mini course is to provide a comprehensive introduction of plasma-material interactions with emphasis on fusion and industrial plasmas. This mini course will address rising interest in the area of plasma-material interactions and will in part introduce the breadth and depth of the subject in areas including: plasma-surface interactions in fusion edge plasmas, plasma processing of micro and nano-electronics with industrial plasmas, biomaterials plasma treatments, plasma propulsion applications and other relevant areas where the plasma/material interface plays a crucial role in materials performance and behavior.  A unique aspect of this mini course is to bring instructors who not only have an expertise in plasma-material interactions, but also extensive experience both in PMI experiments and atomistic/multi-scale computational PMI modeling.  The course will uniquely describe the challenges of PMI experiments and computational modeling and the areas in which these two thrusts can complement each other.  The title of the course uses the concept of “industrial plasmas” to include all non-fusion areas where plasmas play a critical role on the modification and processing of materials.  This area also includes the use of both plasma and ion-beam interaction with advanced material surfaces modified at the nanoscale.  Therefore this course will also discuss recent progress on the role nanotechnology in the area of PMI for both fusion and industrial plasmas applications.

The course instructors include leading researchers in the areas of experimental and computational plasma-material interactions. 

Who should attend:

The course is designed for students, engineers, and scientists from academia and industry. The instructors will provide both introductory and advanced coverage of PMI. NPSS students are encouraged to apply for IEEE Phelps Grants for meeting mini course expenses. For information on applying for a Phelps Grant, see Awards.

Course Outline

8:00 Registration
8:15-8:30 Introduction and Overview
8:15-9:40 Fundamentals of PMI
9:40-10:40 PMI in Fusion Devices
10:40-11:00 BREAK
11:00-Noon Introduction to PMI Computational Science
Noon LUNCH
13:00-14:20 Introduction to PMI Computational Science
14:20-15:30 Multi-scale Modeling in Fusion PMI
15:30-15:45 BREAK
15:45-16:15 Computational PMI of Industrial Plasmas
16:15-17:00 Progress in PMI Nanotechnology

Mini-course Registration Fees

  Before May 1 After May 1
Regular $500 $600
Student $250 $350

To register online or by fax or mail go to the conference registration page and follow the instructions.

Mini-course Organizer:


Purdue University